Secure your boat today
We're expecting strong winds
and rough seas from this evening through tomorrow and
recommend securing your boat today.
In the past, boats
have broken free of moorings and ended up adrift in
Don't wait until tomorrow to find out whether your
boat is in danger.
Fuller Ferries have cancelled
Coromandel Ferry crossings during this warning period and
the Auckland Harbourmaster says professional organisations
like the Maritime Police, salvage contractors and
Harbourmasters have their vessels securely tied up. This is
a good sign to others that is it unsafe to go out on the
Adrift boats can cause significant damage to
themselves and other vessels. In storms, adrift boats are
likely to sink or become damaged beyond repair. It is the
responsibility of the boat owner to ensure their vessel is
For weather updates visit http://www.metservice.co.nz/
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Gordon Campbell: On First Time Voting (Greens)
For the last two days, I’ve turned my column over to a couple of guest columnists who are first time voters. They’ve been asked to explain why they were voting, for whom and what role they thought their parental upbringing had played in shaping their political beliefs ; and at the end, to choose a piece of music. Today’s guest columnist is Ana Avia-O’Connor, who will be casting her first time vote on Saturday for the Greens.
If I didn’t know any better, it would seem the world has conspired for me to be a Green Party voter. Parents, Green voters? Check. Participation in bilingual education that stressed the importance of inquiry, solidarity and the Treaty? Check. Some sort of vegetarian leanings (seven years and counting, jus’ sayin’)? Check. However, above all of that, I’m voting Green because I believe in supporting the importance of every New Zealander’s contribution to Aotearoa, from the hairdresser in Foxton to the fisherman in Bluff. You could say that I like the cut of the Greens’ jib. More>>