Boating NZ : FREE TO READ April 2014
subscribe online at www.mags4gifts.co.nz/boating-nz 1 from the editor W hen I signed up for 2014 Yamaha Melanoma Foundation Ski-nZ, it was more about the chance to adventure around the part of the country I love the best than for altruistic reasons. The overall mantel of saving lives from melanoma was a bonus, sure, but my premier motivation was the personal challenge. And it delivered. Raising money – way, way out of my comfort zone to ask people to donate money when I was going to have the fun. Sorting through gear lists, rules and requirements as the credit card sighed and broke out a sweat. The two big ones: raising my level of physical fitness – albeit in a rather late sprint in which I discovered my personal trainer did have a sense of humour, but only at my expense – and facing my own fears around melanoma so I would stop postponing the next mole check, despite being a reasonably high risk for skin cancer. As for the fears that I might die/get injured/fall off/be eaten by a shark – well, I had to face those, too. See the story on page 34. Once I was riding my Yamaha Waverunner personal watercraft with 24 other, more genuinely motivated souls, I truly understood what we were achieving. New Zealand is such a fun country in which to adventure, especially for boaties, so it makes sense to avoid a disease like melanoma if you can. More than 300 people die in New Zealand every year from the disease; 90 per cent of those deaths are avoidable, with regular checks from skin specialists. Don’t rely on your GP – no disrespect to GPs, but I’ve heard so many stories over the last few months along the lines of: “He asked his GP about the mole and was told not to worry...” That happened to Jeremy Burfoot who, with his wife Manola, spearheaded Yamaha Melanoma Foundation Ski-nZ. In its second year, it is the Melanoma Foundation’s biggest fund raiser and the event this year raised more than $90,000. Jeremy had a mole misdiagnosed as nothing to worry about by a GP several years ago. Several painful treatments later, he knew he had dodged a bullet and determined to help others do the same. Make it worth his while: see www.ski-nz.org Happy boating, Rebecca Editor Live to love another day AUDIT 12751 TOTAL NET CIRCULATION JULY 2011-JAN 2012 EDITORIAL DEPARTMENT Editor Rebecca Hayter email@example.com Journalist Ben Gladwell REGULAR CONTRIBUTORS Will Calver, John Eichelsheim, Jonathan Gravit, Harold Kidd, Jim Lott, John Macfarlane, Lawrence Schäffler, Christian Stimson, Bryce Taylor ART DEPARTMENT Art Director Desmond Frith Designers Debra Tunnicliffe Angela Smith Production Manager Mike Embleton Digital Imaging Willie Coyle MANAGEMENT Northern Region Manager David Penny Commercial Manager Duncan Brough Editorial Director Kate Coughlan Executive Publisher Tim Porter ADVERTISING Advertising Manager Brett Patterson 09 634 9860 firstname.lastname@example.org Advertising Consultant Peter Francis 09 634 9857 email@example.com MARKETING Marketing Manager Pip Simeon Marketing Executive Chris Pearce Corporate and Bulk Sales Manager Jodie Fitzgerald firstname.lastname@example.org ADDRESS Office 317 New North Road, Kingsland Auckland 1141, New Zealand Postal PO Box 6341, Wellesley Street Auckland 1141, New Zealand Telephone (09) 634 1800 Facsimile (09) 634 2948 Email email@example.com PRINTING & DISTRIBUTION Printer PMP Print Christchurch Distributors Netlink Distribution Company AUSTRALIA ADVERTISING Email: firstname.lastname@example.org .nz Ph 1800 0 FFXNZ (1800 033 969 or +61 2 9282 1366) SUBSCRIPTIONS AND BACK ISSUES Website www.mags4gifts.co.nz Freephone 0508 NZ BOATING 0508 692 628 Post Boating NZ Subscriptions PO Box 6341 Wellesley Street Auckland 1141 NEW ZEALAND BOATING NEW ZEALAND MAGAZINE IS A PUBLICATION OF FAIRFAX MAGAZINES, A DIVISION OF FAIRFAX NEW ZEALAND LTD ADVERTISING TERMS AND CONDITIONS See http://www.fairfaxnz.co.nz/businesses/resources/ termsandconditions_fairfaxmags.pdf for Boating New Zealand advertising terms and conditions. COPYRIGHT Boating New Zealand incorporates: Nautical News, Boating Quarterly and New Zealand Yachting. The contents are copyright and may not be reproduced without the consent of the editor. Unsolicited editorial material may be submitted, but should include a stamped, self-addressed envelope. While every care is taken, no responsibility is accepted for material submitted. Opinions expressed by contributors are not necessarily those of Boating New Zealand or Fairfax Magazines, a division of Fairfax New Zealand Limited. All rights reserved. SUBSCRIBE TO NEW ZEALAND’S NUMBER ONE BOATING MAGAZINE AT www.mags4gifts.co.nz /boating-nz Photo:WillCalver EDITORIAL_April14.indd 1 19/03/2014 3:19:29 p.m.
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