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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.  

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Skipper responsibility

 

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Equipment checklist

 

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Lifejackets

 

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Speed

 

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Rules

 

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Buoys & beacons

 

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Reserved areas

 

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Lights at night

 

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Shipping channels

 

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Bar crossing

 

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Diving

 

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Water skiing

 

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Personal watercraft

 

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Kayaks &
paddleboards

 

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Bridges

 

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Boating education

 

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Radio frequencies

 

 Weather and Tides

Weather and Tides

 

 Maps

Maps

 

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