Have you got an opinion on the proposals aiming to increase safety on Auckland’s waters? Auckland Council is calling for people to have their say on its draft Navigation Safety Bylaw next month. Key elements include compulsory life jackets on vessels up to six metres long, a means of communication necessary on every vessel and a ban on operating vessels under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Submissions open on February 14 and close on March 17, and documents and submission forms are available at libraries and local board offices. Go to aucklandcouncil. govt.nz/haveyoursay from February 14.