Maritime Event Application Form

People wanting a sea or river exclusion zone or speed uplift can apply to the Harbourmaster using the form on this page.

Maritime Event Application Form

Sports, recreation and celebratory events along our coast or along our rivers may require exclusion zones so the event can be managed safely for everyone involved. 

Event organisers should apply to the Harbourmaster for exclusion zones (under the Navigation Safety Bylaw 2018) to set 'no-go' areas for other activities or lift speed restrictions (eg jet boat events).  You will be sent an account for a Harbourmaster Notice in Hawke's Bay Today or relevant local newspaper to formally notify the zone to the public.  Event marshals have authority to manage safety aspects, including how non-event craft move through the exclusion zone.

Please apply using the online form below. Allow a minimum of 4 weeks before the event to process the application. Please include the following with your application:

  • A detailed nautical chart or map of the area over which the activity is to take place.
  • A safety plan for the event, detailing, identifying and managing all risks associated with the event. See Safety Plan requirements below.
  • A copy of your public liability insurance policy that details the insurer, insurance cover amount, relevant exclusions and policy expiry date.
  • A copy of the application for a test certificate for an outdoor pyrotechnic display work (if applicable).
  • Written authorisation from the occupier/trustee of the foreshore land intended to be used for the event (if applicable).

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