“Whangarei Harbour Radio” is the official call up name for the radio station - Call Sign is ZMH 56. A listening watch is kept 24 hours/day on VHF Channels 16/19.
Emergency contact with Northport Ltd, ship safety and emergency services must be made through Whangarei Harbour radio VHF Channel 19.
A ship’s listening watch must be kept on VHF channels 16 and 19 at all times when at anchor or manoeuvring in the harbour.
All commercial vessels must notify Whangarei Harbour Radio when departing a berth or passing the Fairway Buoy and provide the following information:
- Ship’s Name
- Last Port
- Next Port
Radio reporting points have been established adjacent to the following aids to navigation:
Reporting Point Lattitude & Longitude Position Direction
Fairway Buoy 35º 53'.25S, 174º 33.15E 320.6º / 140.6º
Snake Bank 35º 49'.73S, 174º 29.10E 107º / 287º
Wellingtons Rock Beacon 35º 46'.59S, 174º 22.42E 081.5º / 261.5º