Before you head onto the water this summer, make sure you have prepped your vessel, checked your gear, and know the rules.
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Whatever your level of experience, it's important to Prep (your vessel), Check (your gear), and Know (the rules and forecast) before you get on the water.
Members of the Regional Marine Oil Spill Response Team braved cold, wet weather to test their response skills and processes in Lyttelton Harbour last week.
A 40-foot vessel ran aground off the Kaikōura coast overnight Saturday 30 July.
Cruise ships are likely to return to Akaroa in November, but are now subject to new, stricter rules designed to protect the environment.
Have a look at our three new webcams along the Te Pātaka-o-Rākaihautū/Banks Peninsula coastline.
Come have a chat to the Harbourmaster's Office for a free bacon buttie and to make sure you have the safety basics covered before heading out on the water.
If you're moving between waterways this summer, do your bit to keep them pest-free and always Check, Clean, Dry.
If you're surfing this summer, be sure to wear a board leash to help prevent accidents out on water.
With the warmer weather approaching, boaties are being reminded to carry two forms of waterproof communication on all vessels.
A new swimming and paddle craft area has been established and is now open in Rāpaki Bay.