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$155,000 reparation and fines, and "project order" imposed after injuries to ferry passengers
Auckland company, Fullers Group Limited, has been ordered to pay $68,336 in reparation to two victims after four passengers were injured – one suffering serious head injuries – when the passenger ferry, Kea, collided with the Devonport wharf on 9 November 2017.

$17,550 fines for giving false information after crewman passed out in hold
The Captain and Chief Officer of an Isle of Man flagged bulk carrier, Emilie Bulker, gave false information to Maritime NZ after a crewman passed out because of lack of oxygen in the ships poorly-ventilated hold.

$240,000 fine for dropping 15 tonne excavator from ships crane
Tauranga-based stevedoring company, C3 Limited, was fined $240,000 by the Auckland District Court yesterday after a 15 tonne excavator was dropped from a ships crane, narrowly missing five workers on the wharf below.

$30,000 fines and reparation after passenger injured on Auckland Jet boat
Auckland Jet Boat Tours Limited has been fined a total of $25,000 and ordered to pay $5000 in reparation after admitting Illegal and unsafe maritime practices.

$514,300 fines and reparation after grossly overloaded fishing vessel sinks
The sinking of a grossly overloaded fishing boat, Victory II, has led to Wellington fishing company Ninos Limited, its sole director, and the vessels master today being fined a total of $449,500, and the company being ordered to pay $64,800 in reparation to the crew for unpaid wages.

$54,000 fine and reparation after fall from ship
The Tauranga District Court has fined Singapore-based China Navigation Company PTE Limited $24,000 and ordered it to pay reparations of $30,000 after a stevedore was seriously injured when he fell from one of the companys ships in Tauranga.

$626,570 safer boating grants: Old4New lifejacket upgrades, lifejacket borrowing hubs, on the beach training and much more
This year, safer boating grants coordinated by Maritime NZ will provide 3,000 new lifejackets, support lifejacket loan hubs, help create new, at-the-beach, training programmes for boaties using jet skis, standup paddleboards and kayaks, and much more!

$783k Jubilee penalty highlights operator health and safety responsibilities
Maritime NZ says the prosecution of Ocean Fisheries Limited, operators of the Jubilee, sends a message to vessels owners and operators that health and safety is as much their responsibility as it is that of skippers and crew.

$844K grants – biggest ever increase in funding to build safer boating culture
Maritime NZ has announced $844,249 in funding for 22 safer boating initiatives throughout New Zealand – the most ever distributed – with the aim to reduce recreational boating fatalities and injuries.

A distress beacon could save your life this Labour Weekend
Maritime NZs Rescue Coordination Centre NZ (RCCNZ) is reminding trampers, hunters, climbers and boaties to take a distress beacon when heading out this Labour Day weekend.

Aotearoa aka New Zealand

Flag and map from Wikipedia.

New Zealand was my home after a 6-week sea voyage from the United Kingdom on the British ship named the Southern Cross when I was 6. We left New Zealand 33 months after arriving, on October 1st, 1960. My first trip by airplane: from Gisborne to Auckland. Where we boarded a boat to Australia, and were fared well by Maori singers and dancers.

New Zealand is a conquered country with a population of 4.4 million, and an awareness that the inhabitants coexist with the Maoris, who came from Polynesia, after migration from Australia. The Southern Cross is a constellation on the flag that can only be seen in the southern hemisphere.

For 3 years my family and I lived on the stop of a hill in house in the grounds of a self-sufficient hospital with fruit and vegetable gardens and its own power generation, on a town on the east coast of the north island of New Zealand, in Gisborne and went to Mangapapa School.

Mangapapa School was later destroyed in an earthquake, and rebuilt differently. Cook Hospital was torn down, perhaps it was also damaged in that earthquake, and luxury houses built on the grounds.

Dr Michael was the hospital pathologist; the only neuropathologist in the whole of New Zealand. Dr Patience took care of us,  gave birth to the last of us, and had a break from paid medical work.

For me, New Zealand was tuis singing in trees, kumera and Chinese gooseberries for dinner, and pohutukawa bushes near the peach trees.

Paradise indeed, and inhabited by beautiful, exotic people known as Maoris who were allowed to go to school without shoes and sang hauntingly beautiful songs about the country we knew as the Land of the Long White Cloud.

Charles Heathfield Dodgson, my youngest brother (I had 4 brothers) was born in New Zealand. He has a tiki guard the house which he acquired in Sydney, the house that our parents bought when they moved to Australia.

The hemisphere centred on New Zealand
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Top real estate man Ollie Wall apologises for dressing in Capitol rioter costume
American Magic fan Ollie Wall, son of legendary real estate man Graham Wall, has apologised for dressing as horned Capitol rioter and QAnon supporter Jake Angeli.He was photographed yesterday posing as the figure known as "QAnon...

Sun, 17 Jan 2021 18:30:18 +1200

Caution urged as 'damaging' storm set to smash NZ; West Coast in firing line
A storm likely to bring damaging winds and huge waves is centring on New Zealand's West Coast, sparking warnings to those camping, tramping or on the is forecasting "damaging" gales over 150km/h, waves up...

Sun, 17 Jan 2021 16:57:46 +1200

Covid 19 coronavirus: Customs warns traveller over lack of Covid test
By RNZ All arrivals from the United States and United Kingdom are now required to provide a negative result 72 hours before departure.A Customs spokesperson told RNZ that a person was leaving the UK under an "emergency situation"...

Sun, 17 Jan 2021 16:13:07 +1200

Herald afternoon quiz: January 17
Test your brains with the Herald's afternoon quiz. Be sure to check back on for the morning quiz tomorrow. To challenge yourself with more quizzes, CLICK HERE.

Sun, 17 Jan 2021 15:00:00 +1200

Dunedin family devastated after partner's terminal cancer diagnosis
Jonny Keen had been sick for a few months.Partner Kristin Burt likened his daily vomiting to that of a woman experiencing morning sickness.But come September last year, Keen, 39, crashed his car, suffering a blackout. By December,...

Sun, 17 Jan 2021 13:30:19 +1200

Covid 19 coronavirus: Ten new cases in managed isolation
Ten new cases of Covid-19 have emerged since Friday, all in managed isolation centres.In an update shortly after 1pm on Sunday, the Ministry of Health said one of these cases was classified as historical, and not infectious.Eight...

Sun, 17 Jan 2021 13:11:24 +1200

Weather: Auckland's water woes continue as less rain forecast
A front which has lashed western areas of the South Island with up to 50mm of rain is set to peter out as it heads north - and Auckland is expected to get 70 per cent less rain than average.Water levels are down 20 per cent for...

Sun, 17 Jan 2021 11:15:46 +1200

Fatal Central Hawke's Bay quad bike crash latest in 'devastating' trend
The Central Hawke's Bay farming community is in mourning again after a fatal quad bike crash on a farm in Omakere on Saturday. A man went out on the bike in the morning and failed to return. His body was located shortly before 10pm....

Sun, 17 Jan 2021 10:54:38 +1200

Woman charged after South Auckland firearms incident, victim still in hospital
A 22-year-old woman has been charged in relation to a firearms incident last night in Papatoetoe in which a person sustained serious injuries.The injured person was taken to hospital just before 7pm after police were called to the...

Sun, 17 Jan 2021 10:38:04 +1200

The surprising history behind Dunedin's public toilets
By RNZ The design of public toilets in New Zealand has changed radically over the past 100 years, says Dunedin's "Loo Lady" Alison Breese.A Dunedin City Council archivist, Breese completed her master of arts thesis on 19th and...

Sun, 17 Jan 2021 09:46:35 +1200

Repeated drink-driver jailed after 'helping' mate
Thirteen — unlucky for some.Dale William Roland Robinson, 49, would agree.The Dunedin District Court heard the defendant who had 12 drink-driving convictions to his name on September 5 last year was worried about his friend's...

Sun, 17 Jan 2021 08:11:12 +1200

Fatal quad bike crash: Man dead after Hawke's Bay accident
A man has died after a quad bike crash on a farm in Omakere, Central Hawke's Bay.The man went out on the bike yesterday morning and failed to return.His body was located shortly before 10pm.The death will be referred to the...

Sun, 17 Jan 2021 07:52:03 +1200