Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


‘No Excuses’ for Wellington boaties

‘No Excuses’ for Wellington boaties

14 February 2018
Wellington’s ‘No Excuses’ team is on the harbour checking boaties’ speed and lifejackets as part of the nationwide campaign.

This summer, Maritime NZ and nine councils have run the campaign, which can result in infringement notices of up to $300, depending on each council’s bylaws. Each council conducts ‘No Excuses’ over five random days until 31 March 2018.

The combined Greater Wellington Regional Council and Maritime NZ team spoke to a number of boaties during a short stint on the water this morning.

Maritime NZ Maritime Officer Matt Wood says that he was impressed the boaties knew the rules and were putting them into action.

“We’re driving home the basics – keep a safe speed and wear your lifejacket. Our research shows lifejackets save lives. Like a seatbelt, it’s no use unless you’re wearing it,” Mr Wood says.

“And if you’ve got kids on the boat, make sure they’re wearing a child-sized lifejacket that fits!”

The team has headed back on the water and boaties can expect to see them flying the ‘No Excuses’ flag in the coming days.

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Dealing Crackdown, Addiction Support: Government Action On Synthetics

The NZ Drug Foundation has welcomed the Government’s response to synthetic drug deaths. The response strikes a balance between giving law enforcement the tools they need to target criminal networks and changing drug law to make it easier for people to access help when they need it. More>>


Strategy Committee Unanimous: Wellington To Forge Ahead With Convention Centre

The three-storey Cable Street building, with around 18,000-square metres of floor space, will comfortably be able to host 1500 people for conventions. It includes a 1651sq m exhibition area that will attract international exhibitions too big for nearby Te Papa and provide an always-changing visitor attraction. More>>


Surveying The Surveillance: First IGIS Review Of Warrants Under New Act

The report sets out the Inspector-General’s interpretation of the new warrant provisions under the ISA and her expectations of the GCSB and NZSIS when they prepare warrant applications. More>>

SSC: 2018 Public Service Workforce Data Published

State Services Commissioner Peter Hughes has published the 2018 Our People, Public Service Workforce Data , which shows the Public Service is making significant progress in important areas. More>>


Sinking Cap: Auctions, Permanent Forests, Added To ETS

The move to auctions, signalled in an August consultation paper, will help put a cap on the number of emission units available over time. Annual announcements, looking forward five years, will help provide certainty for scheme participants, she said. More>>


Joint Select Committee Report: Achieving Smokefree 2025

In a historic first for select committees, the Māori Affairs Committee and the Health Committee presented their joint report on achieving the Smokefree 2025 goal to the House on Tuesday, 11 December 2018. More>>

"Shared Interests And Democratic Values": Peters To Visit USA

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters will travel to Washington D.C. for talks with US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and other senior members of the US Administration. More>>




InfoPages News Channels