Old4New lifejacket programme coming to Opotiki

Boaties in Opotiki will have the chance to trade in their old life jackets for new ones, at an upcoming event.

Opotiki Coastguard will be running its Old4New programme once more on January 28.

Secretary Pauline Bradley says the event is not only a chance to trade up life jackets, but to

learn about the work the local coastguard does.

Live demonstrations including a helicopter rescue, a sausage sizzle, and other entertainment is planned for the day.

It will be held from 9am at the Opotiki Coastguard building on Wharf Street.

Sam Gardner