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‘No excuses’ fines for no lifejackets and speeding start
A trial “no excuses” policy for recreational boaties not carrying or wearing lifejackets and those who speed on the water is getting underway.

Antarctic medical evacuation underway
Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ) is co-ordinating the urgent medevac of a 66-year-old woman from the Netherlands who suffered a suspected stroke on the cruise vessel, MV Ortelius, in Antarctic waters early on Monday morning.

Care needed on the water these holidays
Maritime NZ is reminding boaties to take care on the water with two fatalities reported in the official holiday period to 6am yesterday.

Consultation closes Sunday: Compulsory float-free distress beacons for commercial fishing boats?
Consultation closes Sunday (June 11) on changes to six maritime rules, including one that would make automatic float-free emergency position- indicating radio beacons, EPIRB distress beacons, compulsory for more commercial fishing boats.

Consultation: Compulsory float-free distress beacons for commercial fishing boats?
Consultation begins tomorrow (April 13) on changes to six maritime rules, including one that would make automatic float-free emergency position indicating radio beacons, EPIRB distress beacons, compulsory for more commercial fishing boats.

Consultation: Ships in polar waters and other maritime and marine protection rules
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has developed a new code for ships in polar waters, and made other changes to improve safety of ships, crew, and the environment.

Cruise ship comes to rescue of six fishermen
The crew of a cruise ship saved six men from a Tongan fishing boat this afternoon, who had not had water for three days.

Damaged yacht nears landfall
The skipper of a French racing yacht, that collided with a floating object on Sunday afternoon during the Vendee Globe race, is close to making landfall in New Zealand.

Emergency details needed for rescue beacons
Search and rescue helicopter crews had only a signal location for each incident when responding to two separate rescue beacon alerts from South Island mountains yesterday afternoon.

Excellent lifejacket compliance – keep it up at Easter
Initial results from a new national on-the-water survey show 96 percent of boaties are following the lifejacket rules, and the Director of Maritime NZ, Keith Manch, is urging boaties to keep up the good work at Easter.

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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Pedestrian dies after being struck by car in the Auckland suburb of Mangere
A man hit by a car in Mangere last night has died, police say.He was struck about 6pm, between Bader Dr and Comet Cres.Police are investigating.

Tue, 23 May 2017 06:52:08 +1200

Drink driver four times over the legal limit, doing 164km/h in Christchurch
A motorist was caught doing 164km/h while more than four times the legal breath limit on Saturday.Senior Constable Andy Williamson was on his way to a call in Akaroa when he clocked the speeding 40-year-old man on the Christchurch...

Tue, 23 May 2017 06:33:28 +1200

Edgecumbe flood inquiry will look at Rangitaiki catchment
An independent review into why Edgecumbe flooded will look at the entire operation of the Rangitaiki River Scheme, the review panel's head announced on Monday. The review, which is expected to take until late July, will be headed...

Tue, 23 May 2017 06:29:34 +1200

House fire in Meremere treated as suspicious
A Waikato fire that damaged a house overnight is being treated as arson.Fire Service northern communications shift manager Scott Osmond said the fire, which broke out at 10pm in Meremere, appeared to be deliberately lit and would...

Tue, 23 May 2017 06:18:13 +1200

Planks sticking out of car in downtown Whangarei dangerous
It was lucky a load of wooden planks protruding from the rear window of a yellow car driving through central Whangarei did not sideswipe someone, police say.The yellow-coloured Toyota Altezza was spotted at the roundabout near Whangarei...

Tue, 23 May 2017 06:00:00 +1200

Herald daily quiz: May 23

Tue, 23 May 2017 05:30:00 +1200

Woman arrested in Christchurch after claiming her bag contained a bomb
The Christchurch bus exchange was evacuated last night after a woman claimed she had a bomb.Canterbury Senior Sergeant Roy Appley said the building was briefly evacuated and although a bag was found, there were no explosives in...

Tue, 23 May 2017 05:23:09 +1200

Fraudster led harassment inquiry at DoC, NZ First leader Winston Peters reveals
A convicted fraudster apparently headed an inquiry into workplace harassment just months before she was arrested.There are now calls for findings from the harassment inquiry at the Department of Conservation (DoC) to be scrapped.It...

Tue, 23 May 2017 05:00:05 +1200

Papers show disappointment with US following refusal to waive immunity after allegations of 'serious crime' by Embassy staffer in NZ
Papers about a failed attempt to get the US to waive immunity for a US Embassy attache facing police investigation show officials tried to get the waiver by asking the US what it would do if a New Zealand diplomat was involved in...

Tue, 23 May 2017 05:00:04 +1200

Jenesa Jeram: Data can tell us when 'social investment' is worthwhile
• Jenesa Jeram is a policy analyst at public policy think tank The New Zealand Initiative. Cold hard data will not put breakfast on the table. It will not be a source of comfort and advice when there is no one else to talk...

Tue, 23 May 2017 05:00:02 +1200

NZ Herald editorial: Calls for a royalty on bottled water will not go away
It is hard to argue with the persistent public demand for bottlers of water to be charged a royalty for the resource they use. After all, those who extract minerals from the rock beneath New Zealand or fish from its exclusive economic...

Tue, 23 May 2017 05:00:01 +1200

Tropical climate could be transformed by 2100
The climate in tropical regions could become unrecognisable by the end of this century if the world does nothing to slow global warming, a New Zealand scientist says.A Kiwi author of a major study published today in leading journal...

Tue, 23 May 2017 04:59:08 +1200