sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : NZ Boat Builders unite following Christchurch quake

NZ Boat Builders unite following Christchurch quake

'Peter Busfield, Executive Director of NZ Marine Industry Association'    MIAA
The New Zealand marine industry is deeply grateful for the generosity, sympathy and support they have received from around the world since the Christchurch earthquake of 22 February 2011, and stand united in their efforts to support their colleagues and friends in the region.

The earthquake was confined to Christchurch and Lyttelton, and many businesses there are already back up and running. New Zealand remains open for business and tourism, and appreciates the support of our international and domestic partners in their continued support with ongoing trading relationships.

At an industry level, the tight-knit New Zealand marine industry is providing practical support to its Christchurch members, following this tragic event.

Christchurch’s boatbuilding industry comprises trailerable powerboats and trailer yachts, and powerboats and yachts up to 15 metres, including new builds and refits. Most marine industry members in Christchurch suffered extensive or total loss to their homes and, in some cases, their factories. There are no superyacht builders in the South Island.

Eighty per cent of New Zealand’s marine industry is based in Auckland and the North Island, which was not directly affected by the quake, however it will serve as a major source of support to its colleagues in Christchurch.

Peter Busfield, executive director of NZ Marine Industry, has been charged with setting up a committee dedicated to providing practical support. This will include coordination of marine companies around New Zealand sharing building facilities with Christchurch builders and offering positions to apprentices who have lost their jobs in Christchurch.

If you wish to support the people of Christchurch with practical assistance New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key has launched the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal, a global fundraiser for the recovery effort in the city and the Canterbury region.

In the rest of New Zealand, life and business continue as usual. We are working together to rebuild Christchurch and showcase New Zealand during the Rugby World Cup later in 2011. The biggest sporting event of the year, will kick off as planned in Auckland on September 9 and all matches will be played in New Zealand.

The New Zealand marine industry will have significant showcasing events throughout the Rugby World Cup with the Auckland International Boat Show September 15-18th. We look forward to seeing you in New Zealand for what will be a great event on and off the field.




by Ian Cook, President NZ Marine Industry Assoc

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=81039

4:45 AM Sun 6 Mar 2011 GMT






Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.


Related News Stories:

04 Sep 2011  Earthquake Appeal: Fundraising for Windsports community nears $2000
05 Jul 2011  WindsurfingNZ and Neil Pryde - Christchurch Earthquake Charity Auction
03 Jul 2011  Yacht club demolished after irreparable Christchurch earthquake damage
19 Jun 2011  Demolition of Christchurch Yacht Club Storage Shed
31 Mar 2011  Christchurch school shows earthquake is no barrier to success
22 Mar 2011  Christchurch Rowing quickly up and running after earthquake
10 Mar 2011  Christchurch Earthquake: Sailing clubs report on 'quake effects
05 Mar 2011  Christchurch Earthquake: Four rowing clubs likely to be irreparable
04 Mar 2011  Christchurch Earthquake: A sailor's view of the damage and aftermath
04 Mar 2011  Superyachts raise $55,000 for Christchurch Earthquake Appeal
MORE STORIES ...

News - USA and the World





































Formula Windsurfing Youth and Master Worlds overall by International Windsurfing Association,












Bakewell-White supermaxi designed to take Transpac's Barn Door Trophy *Feature by Richard Gladwell Ssail-World.com/nz,


















PWA Awaza World Cup - Cyril Moussilmani and Delphine Cousin on top
Foiling Week - Moth Class Italian Open Championship Day 2
America's Cup: Luna Rossa foiling in AC45s at their Italian base
Star World Championship - Germans claim dramatic win in Malcesine
PWA Awaza World Cup - Down to the wire in Turkmenistan
Route Halifax Saint-Pierre - Off to France!
Nacra 17 Europeans - La Grande Motte back in Olympic classes arena
Stena Match Cup Sweden - Hansen hat trick in Marstrand + Video
Route Halifax Saint-Pierre Race keeps an eye on Arthur
World Match Racing Tour: See the Finals replay at the Stena Match Cup
Newport International Boat Show unveils exciting 'At The Helm' Program
Stena Match Cup Sweden - First blood to Hansen over Canfield + Video
Star World Championship - Americans claim race win in Malcesine
PWA Awaza World Cup - Weather halts action on day 4
Clipper Race - Henri Lloyd wins OneDLL Cup into Den Helder
Clipper Race - Close match racing in closing stages of the OneDLL Cup
Volvo Ocean Race: Spanish play catch-up with under 100 days to go
World Match Racing Tour: Catch the live action at the Stena Match Cup
Finn Junior Worlds - Battle for the Jorge Bruder Silver Cup
Mobiles drive traffic - 72% increase in Sail-World.com page view *Feature
British Open Dragon Championship finale at Royal Lymington preview   
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Phuket is ready to host   
PWA Awaza World Cup - Valerie Ghibaudo hits back on day 3   
Star World Championship - Hard fought win on day 4 + Video   
Stena Match Cup Sweden - Action-packed match racing + Video   
Oceans of Hope yacht arrives in Portsmouth   
Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race - Registration details   
RORC Transatlantic Race - Polishing up the silver   
Vic-Maui International Yacht Race - First start to lead off busy day   
Anna Tunnicliffe competing at the CrossFit Mid-Atlantics + Video   
18ft Skiff Europeans: Winning days at Lake Garda   
Clipper Race - Choppy conditions as fleet closes in on Den Helder   
Lightning Youth World Championship - Final day   
2014 Star Class World Championship - Day 3   
America's Cup: Dean Barker interviewed on the current state of the Cup   
PWA Awaza World Cup - Delphine Cousin draws first blood   
Stena Match Cup Sweden - On a roll in Marstrand + Video   
Star World Championship - Frustrating day 3 rocks the fleet   
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Rendezvous returns August 31st   
ISAF seeks modern catamaran for future Youth Worlds editions   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News





Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT