Latest media releases

Operation Moana
A joint operation by Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) and the New Zealand Defence Force has seen 16 fishing vessels operating off the west coast of the South Island boarded and inspected to ensure they are meeting environmental and safety standards.
Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Trans-Tasman contract to provide major boost to NZ search and rescue capability
Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) and the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) have signed a contract that will provide a major boost to search and rescue (SAR) in the region.
Wednesday, 3 September 2014

First Safer Boating Week launched
October 17–24 has been declared Safer Boating Week this year, in what will become an annual focus on keeping boaties safe in the lead up to Labour Weekend – the traditional time to get boats and gear ready for summer.
Thursday, 28 August 2014

Swedish couple rescued from dismasted yacht
An elderly Swedish couple have been rescued from their dismasted yacht 125 nautical miles (231km) north-east of the Cook Islands.
Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Maritime New Zealand returns to New Plymouth
For the first time in five years Maritime New Zealand has a permanent presence in New Plymouth, officially opening a new office today (Friday, 1 August, 2014) with a full-time maritime officer.
Friday, 1 August 2014


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