Wairarapa News : February 13th 2013
26 WAIRARAPA NEWS, FEBRUARY 13, 2013 4982502AF BIKES All Sizes 12”-24” Sale finishes Sat 23 February! 10% KIDS BIKE SPECIAL! 10%off Bike Cleaning Products during February GIVE YOUR BIKE SOME off WE 119 Lincoln Rd, Masterton 0800 651 444 www.ziggys.co.nz Glass is our second name, so give us a break! We’re here for all your glass requirements, sale & repairs Leadlighting, Door Glass, Windows Windowscreen Repair 5162852AA CASTLEPOINT LIGHTHOUSE 100 YEARS ON 1913 – 2013 Friday 15th February – Sunday 17th February ww w.lighthousecentennial.castlepoint.co.nz 5115981AA 5176 447A A WE’RE HERE TO ENSURE YOU’RE SAFE Our role is to ensure the safety of life at sea by: Licensing seafarers and registering vessels Developing and maintaining maritime rules Inspecting vessels Investigating accidents and incidents Providing a coastal maritime radio and distress service Coordinating major search and rescues Looking after lighthouses and beacons Maintaining NZ's oil spill response service Educating everyone involved in the maritime community For more information go to www.maritimenz.govt.nz or call 0508 22 55 22 Navigation aids – safeguarding our coastline Castlepoint lighthouse: One of 23 ‘‘classic’’ lighthouses operated by Maritime New Zealand. In a country with more than 15,000 kilometres of coastline, much of it rugged and remote, having reliable aids to navigation, including lighthouses and light beacons, is essential to help guide vessels safely around our coast. As part of this safety network, Maritime New Zealand maintains a network of 141 aids to navigation, including 23 ‘‘classic’’ lighthouses and 75 light beacons. In addition, a number of lighthouses, light beacons and markers within harbour limits are maintained by various port companies, facility operators and regional councils. Information about New Zealand’s classic lighthouses can be found on Maritime New Zealand’s website: maritimenz. govt.nz/lighthouses. Maritime New Zealand also maintains the 24/7 maritime radio distress network, which covers New Zealand and the South Pacific. Because maritime radio is often the main communication lifeline between vessels and land, the network is staffed by trained radio operators, who listen for all radio communications and distress messages. They also broadcast valuable safety information, including marine weather forecasts and advice about shipping hazards.
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