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Harbour management

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Harbour management

Updated 20 June 2017 9:58am

 

The Harbourmaster and his team work to ensure all water users are able to share in use of our waterways in a safe manner.

We provide safe and efficient maritime management for commercial and recreational users of our region's waters.

We operate a 24-hour harbour communication station, operate and maintain navigation aids in the region, manage mooring areas and respond to marine oil spills.

The waters of our region extend from the Otaki River in the west to the Mataikona River north of Castlepoint in the east.

Restricted zone - Wellington wharves

Wellington Regional Harbourmaster Grant Nalder amended the seaside restricted zone alongside Wellington’s main wharves on 31 May 2017 which excludes boaties from the area following the November 2016 severe earthquake.

No vessel may enter into or remain within the area defined in the image without prior permission of the harbourmaster. The harbourmaster can by contacted at harbours@gw.govt.nz or 04 830 4160. Any vessel in this area should do so with caution.

The restricted area is the area of Wellington Harbour that starts from the south-east corner of the container terminal reclamation, through the Thorndon Pile Light to a point 200 metres east and then from there extending in a straight line to the mouth of the Kaiwharawhara stream:

Grant Nalder

Regional Harbourmaster

How to contact us

During office hours you can contact us on 04 830 4160 or 0800 496 734.

Our office is on the first floor of the Meridian Building on Queens Wharf.

After hours for urgent matters, eg marine oil spill or unsafe boating behaviour, you can contact us on  04 388 1911 or 04 473 4547.

E-mail is harbours@gw.govt.nz  (this is only monitored during office hours.)

The Harbourmaster and his team work to ensure all water users are able to share in use of our waterways in a safe manner.