Video | Business Headlines | Internet | Science | Scientific Ethics | Technology | Search

 


Safe Seas Clean Seas

Safe Seas Clean Seas

MetService and Maritime New Zealand have joined forces to bring kiwis a new marine weather app for Android smartphones and iPhones. Designed for those heading out fishing or just having some summer fun on the water, the app features recreational and coastal marine forecasts, tides, severe weather warnings, rain radar and isobar map imagery – as well as links to vital boating safety information.

The MetService Marine app is free, thanks to Maritime New Zealand sponsorship. MetService Interactive Manager Craig Delany says they’re the perfect partner for the app. “MetService encourages people to know the forecast before heading out on the water, and safety in the elements is also a key message for Maritime New Zealand,” says Delany.

Maritime New Zealand’s ‘Lifejackets for Life’ advertising campaign draws on their latest research, which shows that men aged 40 plus are the least likely to ‘zip up’ on the water. Maritime New Zealand’s Manager Education and Communications Pania Shingleton is confident that sponsorship of the MetService Marine app will be a very effective way to build awareness of the importance of wearing – not just carrying – a life jacket.

MetService Marine is the latest addition to MetService’s app suite, which also includes the MetService Towns and Cities app and the FMG Rural Weather app, and it is available now on iTunes and Google Play.

MetService is New Zealand’s national weather authority and together with its subsidiary MetraWeather is recognised as a global leader in local weather.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Must Sell 20 Petrol Stations: Z Cleared To Buy Caltex Assets

Z Energy is allowed to buy the Caltex and Challenge! petrol station chains but must sell 19 of its retail sites and one truck-stop, the Commerce Commission has ruled in a split decision that acknowledges possible retail price coordination between fuel retailers occurs in some regions. More>>

ALSO:

Huntly: Genesis Extends Life Of Coal-Fuelled Power Station To 2022

Genesis Energy will keep its two coal and gas-fired units at Huntly Power Station operating until 2022, having previously said they'd be closed by 2018, after wringing a high price from other electricity generators who wanted to keep them as back-up. More>>

ALSO:

Dammed If You Do: Ruataniwha Irrigation Scheme Hits Farmer Uptake Targets

Enough Hawke's Bay farmers have signed up for water from the proposed Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme for it to go ahead as long as a cornerstone institutional capital investor can be found to back it, its regional council promoter announced. More>>

ALSO:

Reserve Bank: OCR Stays At 2.25%

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 2.25 percent, in a decision traders had said could go either way, while predicting inflation will pick up as the slump in oil prices washes out of the data and capacity pressures start to build in the economy. More>>

ALSO:

Export Values Down: NZ Posts Biggest Annual Trade Deficit In 7 Years

New Zealand has recorded its biggest annual trade deficit since April 2009, reflecting weaker prices of agricultural commodities such as dairy products, beef and lamb, and increased imports of vehicles and machinery. More>>

ALSO:

Currency Events: NZ's New $5 Note Wins International Banknote Award

New Zealand’s new Brighter Money $5 note has been named Banknote of the Year in a prestigious international competition. The $5 note was awarded the IBNS Banknote of the Year title at the International Bank Note Society’s annual meeting. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sci-Tech
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news