The Navigation Safety Bylaw in Canterbury complements national rules, providing enhanced water safety regulations. It covers specifics, including Personal Floatation Devices, and allows temporary exemptions through Harbourmaster approval.
Navigation Safety Bylaw
In some instances, where allowed by law, the Bylaw rules may go further than those in the Maritime Rules. An example of this is the Personal Floatation device rules.
Regional boating information
The Bylaw also contains more information on boating safety requirements on most lakes and waterways, including many rivers, in the Canterbury region.
Apply for a temporary exemption
You can request a temporary reservation or exemption from the Harbourmaster by submitting a form, as specified by them, and including the necessary fee.