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Boating NZ July 2019

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Boating NZ inspires boating enthusiasts with reviews of new boats, coverage of technical innovations, maintenance advice, columns and cruising stories.

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New Zealand
Boating New Zealand Limited
R 36,42
R 364,18
12 Issues

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1 min.
editor’s note

Inspirational Maidens Every once in a while, a story comes across my desk which introduces a little wobble to the axis of my being. Stories that affect me not only because they are intriguing, considered and beautifully-written, but also because they carry important, powerful messages that force me to think about issues that lie beyond my standard frame of reference. Kia Koropp’s story in this issue – Maidens for Dinner – is such a story, and I urge you to read it. It deals with a circumnavigation of a refurbished race-yacht – itself something of a legend in the annals of round-the-world racing – crewed by a group of women. Their voyage has multiple aims, but it’s bound by a common thread – empowering girls all over the world and, more specifically, promoting their…

1 min.
message of hope

To all the girls without an educationwe’re coming.We’re coming to give you a pen,a thousand times mightier than any sword.We’re coming to remind you that you can change the world.We’re coming to give you an education.Until then, keep fighting, kicking and screaming for your rights.Ignore the people who laugh or tell you “no, no, no”;but shout and yell “yes, yes, yes” until your voice is heard and heeded.Yes, you are a girl, just like me.Yes, your voice is powerful.Yes, you are important, beautiful, fierce and brave.So hold on, and don’t ever forget, we’re coming.…

1 min.
boi marina is tops

The judges were impressed by the demonstrably high level of service offered to customers… The Bay of Islands has the best international marina in the Asia-Pacific region, according to the Marina Industries Association (MIA), the organisation representing the marina and related service industries in this part of the world. Bay of Islands Marina in Opua won the award at the recent 2019/2020 Club Marine Marina of the Year Awards on Australia’s Gold Coast. This is the first time in the 17-year history of the event that a New Zealand marina has won the award. Auckland’s Westhaven Marina and China’s Sanya Serenity Marina were on the shortlist, along with Bay of Islands Marina. There are 10 categories in the Awards which are conducted every two years by the MIA. Entries are judged by members of…

1 min.
fullers 360 review

The Hauraki Gulf’s largest ferry company has launched a review of its operations aimed at improving its service. Fullers360 carries more than five million commuters and visitors every year around the Hauraki Gulf. “Overall,” says CEO Mike Horne, “our customers tell us we’re doing a good job. But we’ve heard loud and strong that some of our customers are unhappy with our services and this really concerns us. We realise we could listen better, and we are committed to doing that.” A review of the company’s operations is looking at current staffing levels, scheduling, talking with crews and prioritising better customer communication on the wharves – all of which underpin maintaining stringent safety procedures. Immediate steps include: Creating a community voice – an open forum to enable the community to influence and contribute to the…

2 min.
foodstuffs traps plastic

Foodstuffs North Island has launched a new pilot programme to stop waste flowing to the sea. Launched on World Oceans Day (8 June), the programme is a significant investment in rubbish traps for store-based stormwater drains. Eleven New World and PAK’nSAVE stores are installing 125 LittaTrap™ catchers from New Zealand company Stormwater360 – a move to stop toxic waste and plastic flowing through drains to waterways. Mike Sammons, Sustainability Manager for Foodstuffs, says recent trials with single traps at New World Browns Bay and New World New Lynn in Auckland have demonstrated the efficacy of the system. “We captured everything from organic leaf matter and cigarette butts to soft plastics, polystyrene beads and straws. If all storm drains at Browns Bay had a LittaTrap installed a total of 7,322 pieces of plastic and…

1 min.
auckland drops proposed anchor fee

Auckland Council has dropped a proposed daily anchoring fee which would have seen superyachts and other foreign-flagged vessels of over 40m billed each time they anchored within Auckland’s navigable waters. “Working with Auckland Council, the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and Emirates Team New Zealand, we were able to help Council appreciate just how much of a deterrent a daily anchoring fee would have been to foreign vessels planning to visit our shores, particularly for the Prada and America’s Cup in 2020-21,” says Peter Busfield, executive director of NZ Marine. NZ Marine is the country’s marine industry association and represents marine companies and their respective boatbuilders and apprentices. Auckland Council has worked with the marine industry to overhaul the plan, settling on a new, low, visitor-friendly 12-month navigation and safety fee for vessels…