Keeping on top of current maritime news and upcoming events is a good way to make sure you and your family have a great day out on the water. 

Kaituna decision - the only option to save lives

26 March - After two deaths and at least one near miss on the lower Kaituna River, Bay of Plenty Regional Harbourmaster Peter Buell has announced his intention to close the Awesome, Gnarly and Smokey gorges in an effort to prevent further tragedy.

Death by lifejacket – ditch the kapok

21 March - Kapok-filled lifejackets are particularly dangerous, even if they look brand new and have been well looked after. Time to say “caput” to all your old kapok lifejackets.

Close call - reminder to know the rules

20 March - Most seasoned boaters know the rules and are well prepared to go out on the water. However, there are still some who may not think twice about jumping on a boat, completely oblivious of any rules. This is when things can go badly wrong.