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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.

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