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Safety on the water

Bay of Plenty is renowned for its beautiful harbours, lakes and rivers. These waterways are shared by boats, swimmers and other recreational users so its important we share this space safely. Check out the links below to learn about local rules for on the water as well as helpful guides on how to stay safe.

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To order a copy of these resources click here.

To report a maritime accident or incident to the Harbourmaster here. Don't forget to report to Maritime New Zealand also.  

 Aquatic Events Icon  Keep Informed Icon Lifejacket Icon 5 Knot Icon
Skipper responsibility Equipment checklist Lifejackets Speed
 Maritime Team Icon  Navigation Aids Icon  Reserved Area Marker Icon  Safe Boating Signage Icon
Rules Buoys & beacons Reserved areas Lights at night
 Boating Bop Icon What We Dont Do Icon Diving Flag Waterski Icon
Shipping channels Bar crossing Diving Water skiing
Jetski Icon Paddleboarding Icon  Remove Hazards Icon  Abandoned Vessels Icon
Personal watercraft Kayaks &
paddleboards
Bridges Boating education
 Radio Frequencies Icon  Weather and Tides   Maps  Bop Reefs And Exclusion Zones Update24022016
Radio frequencies
Weather and Tides Maps
 Exclusion Zones