A jet skier has received the first infringement for the summer season, after colliding with another vessel on Loch Laird.
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With Kiwis holidaying at home this summer and watercraft purchases soaring, the Harbourmaster's Office is reminding all boaties to keep safe and be prepared.
A new water quality monitoring station installed in Lake Pearson will give scientists a clearer picture of the lake's health.
From 1 November 2021, cruise ship masters and operators wishing to anchor in Akaroa Harbour will need to comply with guidance issued by Environment Canterbury.
The Harbourmaster's Office has observed several bylaw breaches recently, which have compromised both the safety of individuals and others out on the water.
We work proactively with operators to help ensure they do not have oil spills, and that appropriate response equipment is available should one occur.
Navigation Safety Officer Gary Manch wants safety to be at the forefront of people’s minds before they head back to the water this summer.
If you're surfing this summer, be sure to wear a board leash to help prevent accidents out on the water.
An Environmental Risk Assessment report has been released to clarify the environmental impact of cruise ships operating in Akaroa Harbour.
Navigation Safety Bylaw 2016 changes for Lake Tekapo
Nav Safety Officer urges caution from boaties following river incident
Boaties should test their equipment and have strong communication channels ready for their vessels as Safer Boating Week gets underway.