New Zealand MPA Guidance to manage COVID19

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New Zealand MPA Guidance to manage COVID19
Following engagement with the New Zealand Maritime Pilots Association President, Steve
Banks, the following information is intended to provide guidance to support New Zealand’s
Maritime Pilots to carry out their critical functions.
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New Zealand Maritime Pilots Association
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