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Autumn Newsletter

February 28, 2024
It’s fair to say that many of us are wondering where the first couple of months of the year have gone. With an El Niño weather pattern and raising fuel prices again, coupled with the aftermath of weather events still impacting some of our fishers and marine farmers – it...
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Merry Christmas from FirstMate

December 18, 2023

A word from our FirstMate Co-Chairs, Justine Inns and Geoff Donley

This time of year is celebratory, and we often have a sense of relief at having reached a finish line. Roll on food, holiday, sun and family! But for some, it can also be extremely stressful. There is a huge amount to juggle, budgets can be tight, expectations need to b...
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Summer Newsletter

November 9, 2023

A word from our FirstMate Chair, Justine Inns

Kia Ora and welcome to the summer edition FirstMate newsletter. You may remember our first edition went out at the end of June, and it’s been a busy few months for FirstMate since then.I want to start by sharing some exciting news with you. As you will know, FirstMate is a...
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Winter Newsletter

July 21, 2023

A word from our Chair, Geoff Donley

Kia Ora and welcome to the first FirstMate newsletter.FirstMate NZ has now been running for almost two years and we’re making a real and very profound difference to many of our fishers and marine farmers’ lives.We’re launching a newsletter as there is much to share and...
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