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19 October 2017 8:28 PM Communication key for boaties this Labour Weekend

Coastguard have an important message for all boaties heading into Labour Weekend: if you can’t call for help, we can’t rescue you. “With more boaties starting to get back on the water this weekend after winter, it’s important to remember how to keep safe,” says Coastguard CEO Patrick Holmes. “Alongside a lifejacket, waterproof forms of communication 89

15 October 2017 11:33 PM Jetboat community pays tribute to Glenorchy man

Duayne Barry Insley died on Sunday morning while racing at the World Championship Jetboat Marathon. The accident happened just before 11am at the Waimakariri River and Insley died at the scene. Racing was brought to a halt, and all racing today had been cancelled as a mark of respect. In a Facebook post Oregon-based company Epic Motorsports said jet boat racing 74

15 October 2017 6:04 PM Glenorchy man's death 'a huge loss'

Duayne Insley (47) was killed on the Waimakariri River in Canterbury during the upstream leg of a race at 10.30am. Friend and colleague Graeme Jackson said Mr Insley was "kind and entertaining". Mr Jackson, who managed Dart Safaris when Mr Insley was a jet-boat driver there said he was a true Glenorchy local and someone you could rely on and refer 80

15 October 2017 7:43 AM Man killed in jet boat race accident

Police have released the name of the man killed in a fatal jetboat accident at the World Championship Jetboat Marathon in Canterbury this morning. The accident occurred around 10.50am at the Waimakariri River and brought racing to a stop. A St John Ambulance spokesperson says staff attended but did not take anyone to hospital because the patient had already 76

19 September 2017 4:01 PM Water to decide the battle for Tukituki

Hawke’s Bay has a reputation for stunning syrahs and delicious fruit. But, perhaps more than any other region, the use of water has been fiercely debated, leaving residents on both sides bitter. Shane Cowlishaw reports as a new row erupts just days before the election. Lined up in a muddy park in Clive, hundreds of tractors sit in perfect, uniform rows. There 60

17 September 2017 2:26 AM Kiwi found guilty of killing wife in Canada

The jury took several days to return the verdict, finding Beckett guilty of first degree murder. Sentencing took place immediately, Beckett receiving 25 years' imprisonment with no possibility of parole. The 60-year-old stood trial at the British Columbia Supreme Court in Kelowna charged with the murder of his second wife, Canadian school teacher Laura 62

17 September 2017 2:26 AM Kelowna, B.C., jury finds Peter Beckett guilty of first-degree murder

Beckett was found guilty of drowning his wife in Upper Arrow Lake in August 2010 A jury in Kelowna, B.C. has found Peter Beckett guilty of the first-degree murder of his wife. Beckett, a former New Zealand city councillor, was accused of drowning Laura Letts Beckett while they were boating in Upper Arrow Lake near Revelstoke in August 2010. The couple 53

8 September 2017 1:53 PM National Warning: Tsunami Threat to Beach and Marine Areas

This message is current and replaces all/any previous messages for this event. The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management (MCDEM) has issued a tsunami warning (beach and marine threat) for Chatham Islands, Pegasus Bay, Northern Coasts of Hawke's Bay and East Cape. See the attached map for affected areas. There is NO land threat. Only messages 38

3 August 2017 7:02 AM Manslaughter conviction a tragic reminder for boaties

Failing to wear lifejackets is one of several safety procedures that a 60-year-old Waitara man, Teiron Jones, had neglected to follow, resulting in him being charged by Police and convicted for manslaughter of Mr Erka Xu. Mr Manch said this was believed to be the first manslaughter conviction of a recreational boatie in breach of Maritime Rules 51

8 July 2017 1:52 AM Lifejackets help prevent tragedy on Wellington Harbour

Lifejackets have played a major role in preventing potential tragedy in two recent boating incidents on Wellington Harbour. At 11:44am today Police received a call from occupants of a 6metre recreational catamaran (not 65 feet as previously reported) saying their boat was sinking approximately 300 metres west of Sommes Island, in Wellington Harbour 37