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Navigation Safety Bylaw Review

Jetski web

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is reviewing the Navigation Safety Bylaw that applies to coastal and some river areas. The bylaw covers boating safety, lifejacket rules, navigation infrastructure, and activity zones (such as boat ramps and swimming zones). You can view the draft bylaw here and current bylaw here.

Draft proposals and changes include:

  • Introduction of formal registration of jetskis, which will bring Hawke’s Bay into line with other regions and make jetskis easier to identify. A simple online registration system, as used in other regions in the North Island, is the most likely option.
  • Updated regulations and processes.

Submissions are invited by 31 October 2016 - you can do this online here.

Make a submission

Meet with Harbourmaster
Harbourmaster Martin Moore will be available to discuss the draft bylaw or navigation safety issues at -

  • Napier Sailing Club, West Quay, 6 - 7pm Tuesday 18 October.
  • Clive Community Hall, Main Road, 6 – 8pm Wednesday 19 October.
  • Central Hawke’s Bay, HBRC Office, Kenilworth St, Waipawa, 4 - 7pm Thursday 20 October.

Or contact the Harbourmaster on 0294 954 192.

22 November 2016

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