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Marine

As an island nation, the marine sector is a vital part of industry in Aotearoa. The industry is now worth 0.5 billion* annually to our economy. The number of apprentices in boatbuilding and related trades continues to grow – there were 650 last year – and more than 5500 boats were expected to be built during the same timeframe.

An estimated 1.9 million people are regularly out on the water, making boating the most popular recreational activity in Aotearoa. The marine industry is going from strength to strength, as the sector looks to the future as it continues to build on its tradition of success.

 

The Marine NIAG is made up of:

      • Boatbuilding
      • Boat Maintenance
      • Composites
      • Marina Operator (no current NIAG representative – please get in touch with Karl Burke, details below, if you would like to discuss).

Marine NIAG’s priority areas:

    • Skills gaps industry-wide and the need to grow more leaders
    • “Soft skills” and communication skills missing from many new applicants
    • More on-the-job training and less written required
    • Smaller less time-consuming qualifications.

  • Joe Daw
  • Tracey Stevenson
  • Lachlan Trembath
  • Glenn Campbell
  • Susan Lake
  • Paris Mitchell
  • Peter Busfield
  • Leon Avenant

The next Marine NIAG meeting will be held on Thursday 15 February, online.

*Data excludes the following industries:
-Composites Technology (businesses in this sector are classified in same ANZSIC with other industries and cannot be separated out)
-Industrial Textiles (businesses in this sector are classified in same ANZSIC with other industries and cannot be separated out)
-Marina Operations (businesses in this sector are usually classified in I5252 Port and Water Transport Terminal Operations, which is included in the Ports sector, and cannot be separated out)