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Media releases 2006

Search launched for missing glider
Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ) has launched an extensive search for a powered glider that has gone missing from an event in the lowe...
Tuesday, 19 December 2006

Maritime assistance for crew north of East Cape
Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ) is coordinating maritime assistance for five people on board a 28 metre fishing vessel, Santa Maria I...
Sunday, 10 December 2006

Kaipara light plane crash
A light plane which crashed into Kaipara Harbour shortly after taking off from Kaipara Beach this morning has been recovered, says Rescue Coordinati...
Saturday, 25 November 2006

No survivors from glider crash
A ground team landed by helicopter has managed to reach the site of a crashed power glider near Mount Prospect....
Thursday, 16 November 2006

Searchers find glider
A helicopter has spotted what is believed to be the powered glider at the centre of a search begun last night in the lower South Island....
Thursday, 16 November 2006

Search grows for missing glider
A further seven helicopters have been added to the craft already searching for a powered glider reported missing last night from an event in the low...
Thursday, 16 November 2006

Search continues for missing glider
Four fixed-wing aircraft and one helicopter began searching at first light for a powered glider that was reported missing last night from an event i...
Thursday, 16 November 2006

Search launched for missing glider
Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ) has launched an extensive search for a powered glider that has gone missing from an event in the lowe...
Thursday, 16 November 2006

Review into Cook Strait ferry trade released
An independent review into Cook Strait ferry operators and regulators was today released by Maritime New Zealand....
Tuesday, 24 October 2006

Appointment of Director/Chief Executive of Maritime New Zealand
Susie Staley, Chairman of Maritime New Zealand has much pleasure in announcing the appointment of Catherine Taylor to the position of Director/Chief...
Tuesday, 26 September 2006

Rescue for West Coast Fishermen Underway
A rescue is underway for two fishermen whose vessel sank 130 kilometres south of Greymouth on the West Coast of the South Island in the early hours...
Saturday, 19 August 2006

Search & Rescue in Tonga: Fisherman Found
An Air Force Orion has spotted the two Tongan fishermen on board their 8-metre vessel who were reported overdue from a fishing trip near the Kao ...
Wednesday, 19 July 2006

Tongan SAR update
An Air Force Orion is due back at Tonga’s Fua’amotu Airport at around 4pm this afternoon after failing to find any sign of two fishermen...
Tuesday, 18 July 2006

Two maritime rescues underway in Tonga
Overnight, the Rescue Coordination Centre of New Zealand initiated two search and rescue operations around Tonga....
Tuesday, 18 July 2006

Urewera Search: Five taken to safety
A father and his 11-year-old daughter from Kawerau and a father and his two sons aged 12 &14 from Australia have been transported to safety foll...
Thursday, 6 July 2006

Search & Rescue Update in Urewera’s
The five people who activated their distress beacon in the Urewera's have been found....
Thursday, 6 July 2006

Search & Rescue Update in Urewera’s
Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ) is searching for two adult males, one 12-year-old girl and two boys aged between 10 or 11 years in th...
Thursday, 6 July 2006

Search & Rescue Update in Urewera’s
Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand can now confirm they are searching for a party of five people in the Urewera’s following a distress be...
Thursday, 6 July 2006

Search & Rescue Update in Urewera’s
Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand can now confirm they are searching for a party of five people in the Urewera&rsquo...
Thursday, 6 July 2006

Exclusion zone around Kotuku
Maritime New Zealand has put a 500 metre radius exclusion zone around the wreck of the fishing vessel Kotuku in the Foveaux Strait under s...
Thursday, 18 May 2006

Fishing vessel search to resume tomorrow
The search for the three remaining people missing from the 14 metre-fishing vessel Kotuku, which capsized on Saturday afternoon in Foveaux Strait wit...
Sunday, 14 May 2006

Bridge collision report released
Maritime New Zealand has released its accident investigation report into an incident last October that saw the Spirit of Resolution collide with the...
Monday, 1 May 2006

Review will strengthen N.Z’s SAR system
Maritime New Zealand has welcomed the findings of the independent review into the search and rescue (SAR) operation for the helicopter ZK HTF that c...
Friday, 28 April 2006

New Zealand to test maritime incident response
New Zealand’s readiness for a major maritime incident will be put to the test when Maritime New Zealand rehearses and evaluates its oil spill ...
Monday, 24 April 2006

Twist of fate for hunting family
A seemingly straightforward operation revealed a freakish set of coincidences to Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ) today....
Friday, 21 April 2006

Evacuation of DOC Staff from Raoul Island
The Rescue Coordination of NZ is coordinating the evacuation of six Department of Conservation staff from Raoul Island following a volcanic eruption...
Friday, 17 March 2006

Lessons to be learned from collision
Maritime New Zealand has released its accident investigation report into the fatal collision between Santa Regina and Timeless in ...
Thursday, 16 March 2006

Skipper fined for ignoring safety rules
The skipper of a fishing vessel operating without the required safety management plan and ignoring the subsequent detention of his vessel in port ha...
Tuesday, 28 February 2006

Ferry master convicted for serious breach of maritime rule
Professional seafarers must adhere to rules and regulations for preventing collisions....
Monday, 20 February 2006

Sentencing highlights importance of workplace safety
Skippers must ensure their passengers’ life jackets are securely fastened, and that the sea conditions are safe before heading out....
Thursday, 9 February 2006

Sentencing highlights importance of workplace safety
The Port of Napier Ltd pleaded guilty and was convicted and ordered to pay a fine of $15,000 and reparation of $50,000 in Napier District Court today,...
Tuesday, 7 February 2006

Maritime NZ staff join Australian oil spill response
Four of Maritime New Zealand’s Marine Pollution Response Services team are in Australia to help out with the clean-up effort after a significant...
Saturday, 28 January 2006

Yacht on its way to Picton
A New Caledonian man and his damaged yacht Xiphos are safely on their way to Picton and are expected to arrive early this evening....
Thursday, 5 January 2006