The Harbourmaster is responsible for the safety of navigation within all waters under the jurisdiction of the Northland Regional Council. The Harbourmaster is appointed by the Northland Regional Council (NRC) pursuant to the Local Government Act 2002 and is afforded powers under part 39A: Navigation, of that Act. The Harbourmaster’s responsibilities are detailed in the New Zealand Port and Harbour Marine Safety Code and are implemented through the NRC’s Navigation Safety Bylaw 2007 and its amendments or by directions made by the Harbourmaster.
If Harbourmaster’s authority has been exercised and requires specific action to be taken, that action cannot be discontinued without his prior approval.
The Harbourmaster may be contacted via the NRC’s Hotline phone 0800 504 639.
The Harbour Master
Northland Regional Council
Postal Address: Private Bag 9021, Whangarei, New Zealand
Phone: (09) 438 4639
Fax : (09) 438 0012