DOC SKIPPER ORDERED TO PAY $10K AFTER JET BOAT HITS KAYAKER

A Department of Conservation (DOC) ranger has been ordered to pay more than $10,000 reparation after he plowed a jet boat into a kayaker, who suffered multiple injuries to their ribs, lungs and shoulder. Wanihi Butler was skippering a DOC boat on the Whanganui River in November last year when the crash happened. The kayaker saw the jet boat and paddled to the side to give it space. But as the boat...

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