WELCOME to SeaChange – highlighting what's new and what's changing at Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) and in the maritime sector.
In this issue
Best wishes for the holiday season
Maritime NZ wishes you all a very Merry Christmas, and a safe and festive holiday season. If out boating this summer wear your lifejacket - “Get it on, or it’s no good”.
We’ll see you in 2016!
And the winner is...
Logan MacDonell with lifejacket video competition winner Glenn Hooper. They will both be joining Milan and Nathan from Big Angry Fish for a big day out.
Taranaki kayak-fisherman wins lifejacket video competition
Taranaki fisherman Glenn Hooper is the winner of the Big Angry Fish/Maritime NZ lifejacket video competition, for his quirky piece capturing him and friend Logan fishing from their kayaks.
The pair will join Milan and Nathan from the popular TV3 fishing show Big Angry Fish for a day out on the water. As keen fans of the show, Glenn says they are looking forward to an opportunity to pick up some fishing tips from the experts.
Seafarers with older and legacy certificates are asked to register with Maritime NZ to help us identify options as part of the SeaCert transition project.
Maritime NZ is looking at ways to ease the transition process and remove unnecessary costs. By registering seafarers will help us develop a database, and enable us to keep individuals informed about changes. Seafarers are urged to check our website over the next few months for updates about the project to transition all certificate holders on to the new Seafarers Certification framework over the next few years.