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Issue 09, November/December 2013

WELCOME to SeaChange: highlighting what's new and changing at Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) and in the maritime sector.
In this issue...
01. Independent review of Rena response released »
  MNZ welcomes the release of the independent review of its response to the Rena grounding and the announcement of extra government funding to help improve NZ's response capability. Read media release
02. Read the review report & Minister's release »
  Minister of Transport Gerry Brownlee has released the report of the Independent Review of MNZ's response to the Rena grounding. Minister Brownlee also announced $2.05m in funding over three years to implement recommendations from the review. Read more
03. Summer safety campaign launched »
  Our updated web page for the summer safety recreational boating campaign is live: maritimenz.govt.nz/lifejackets
 
Check back in – we'll be adding more info, plus images from our new ad campaign.
04. 2012/13 Annual Report out now »
  MNZ has released its 2012/13 Annual Report, which gives an overview of key achievements and summarises progress against strategic goals. Read report
05. Climber sparks beacon rescue »
  In early November, RCCNZ coordinated the rescue of an injured climber on a South Island glacier. Read release
06. Trampers winched to safety »
  Two trampers, aged 71 and 78, set off their distress beacon and were winched to safety after becoming exhausted on a track near Westport. Read release
Highlights
It's on – like Taiwan!
MNZ's new lifejacket-wearing campaign will launch on TV on 8 December. "Get it on or it's no good" uses humour to show that lifejackets (like bulletproof vests) must be worn to be effective. Check out our lifejackets page after that date to see the 60-second extended mix.
SeaCert's go live date has shifted
SeaCert’s go-live date has been moved out to later in the first quarter of 2014, to ensure MNZ and industry are fully ready to deliver the changes. Read more
MOSS workshops well received
Close to 300 operators attended the first round of MOSS workshops held around the country in November. Dates for the second round will be posted on MNZ's website. Read more
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