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Useful Info
Public Use of Wharves, Jetties & Moorings

For information on each region, contact the local Regional Council.


For Auckland region please click here

Wharves and Jetties

There are many wharves and jetties located within the Auckland region. The structures are available for public use unless this is expressly excluded in the resource consent, by the New Zealand Maritime Security Act 2004, or by Navigation Safety Bylaws.

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Marine Weather Forecasts

How to use them.

Trip Planning

When you plan to go boating, check out the weather outlook first. This covers the next five days, and can help you to avoid going out into major weather events such as gales.
Use the latest forecast as a starting point for your trip. It is the best idea taking into account what’s happening over the horizon. It is averaged over the whole area for the whole day, so you need to monitor your own horizon to be ready for local changes. A barometer helps.

Make sure you get a marine forecast. IF IN DOUBT DON'T GO OUT!

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BOATING SAFETY CODE

The Boating Safety Code


Before you go boating on our seas, lakes and rivers, get familiar with New Zealand’s Boating Safety Code, no matter what kind of boat you use.

1. Life Jackets
Take them - wear them.
Boats, especially ones under 6m in length, can sink very quickly. Wearing a life jacket increases your survival time in the water. Here's how..

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Electrical Information

Boating & Marinas: Electrical Information

Q: Can a pleasure vessel be connected to a 10 amp flat pin socket outlet in a marina?
A: No, as regulation 98 (3) requires the vessel to be supplied with electricity from a 16 amp International Electrical Commissions (IEC) 60309 (round pin) or a 15 amp flat pin socket outlet. Likewise, the same requirement applies to a caravan in a caravan park. However, 10 amp flat pinsocket outlets may be used to supply an appliance on a boat such as a drill or battery charger.

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