The Old4New Lifejacket Upgrade Campaign is back, coming to a boat ramp near you this summer. Simply bring your old, damaged or out-of-date lifejacket to the Old4New van, and receive a great discount on a brand-new, quality Hutchwilco lifejacket.

Kicking off today at Half Moon Bay Boat Ramp and visiting locations across the country, the Old4New van – provided by the Giltrap Group and laden with lifejackets – will be visiting boat ramps from the Far North to the Deep South over summer. Northland locations include Opua, Mangonui, Houhora, Opononi and Dargaville. In addition, retailer Boating & Outdoors (Cater Marine Opua and All Marine Whangarei and Riverside) will offer the Old4New upgrade in stores nationwide on selected dates for boaties who can't make it to the van.

Over 4,500 lifejackets have been traded in over the last three years of the campaign, meaning thousands of kiwis are safer out on the water. Plus, traded-in lifejackets that still meet New Zealand Standards are shipped to at-risk communities in the Pacific Islands, ensuring local fishermen and recreational water users don't risk their lives when working for their livelihoods.

For a full location schedule and more details, visit or get in touch with the team at Coastguard on 0800 BOATIE (262 843).