Kapi-Mana News - - FRONT PAGE -

Sto­ries like to­day’s front page on the Mana Coast­guard are why I en­joy be­ing in­volved in com­mu­nity news.

It is lovely to hear about how Porirua has ral­lied around the coast­guard and helped it get back to where it be­longs - by the wa­ter.

Last week was Safer Boat­ing Week and fig­ures from Mar­itime New Zealand stated that on av­er­age about 23 boat­ies die each year.

The or­gan­i­sa­tion said that peo­ple can help them­selves by fol­low­ing three sim­ple rules.

pre­pare your boat and make sure it’s safe.

check you have the right safety equipment and it’s work­ing.

Prep your boat – Check your gear –

know the Boat­ing Safety Code and what to do if some­thing goes wrong.

Let’s all be safe on the wa­ter this year.

- Amy Jack­man

Know the rules –

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