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Greenpeace urges more protection for Māui dolphins
31 Aug 2021  

Greenpeace urges more protection for Māui dolphins

Greenpeace is calling for more protection of Māui dolphins after it was revealed there were only 54 of the marine creatures left.


DOC warns Coromandel boaties to stay home
25 Aug 2021   /

DOC warns Coromandel boaties to stay home

Boaties cruising around Coromandel’s Mercury Islands are being told to stay home as New Zealand’s Covid-19 restrictions continue.


More upgrades underway for 2022 Christchurch SailGP event
27 Jul 2021   /

More upgrades underway for 2022 Christchurch SailGP event

Additional improvements are being made to the Naval Point area in preparation for the SailGP event at Lyttelton Harbour on 29-30 January 2022.


Maritime NZ seeks feedback on marine rules
8 Jul 2021   /

Maritime NZ seeks feedback on marine rules

Maritime New Zealand is calling for feedback on draft Marine Protection Rules as part of plans for New Zealand to join an international convention to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution from ships.


Larger protection areas needed in Hauraki Gulf plan – Jongejans
23 Jun 2021   /

Larger protection areas needed in Hauraki Gulf plan – Jongejans

Increasing protected sea areas from the current 9.8% to 30% has the potential to boost marine tourism, says a Northland operator.


Marine tourism under scrutiny in new Hauraki Gulf plan
22 Jun 2021   /

Marine tourism under scrutiny in new Hauraki Gulf plan

DOC could restrict interactions with marine mammals and will assess the capacity for increased tourism under the new strategy.


NZ opens to Aus yachts, some restrictions remain
27 May 2021   /

NZ opens to Aus yachts, some restrictions remain

Australian yachts can enter New Zealand waters within existing travel restrictions and under certain conditions, says the New Zealand Marine Industry Association.


Operators welcome sanctuary plan as private vessels pressure dolphins
31 Mar 2021  

Operators welcome sanctuary plan as private vessels pressure dolphins

Surge in recreational vessels partly to blame for dolphins leaving Bay of Islands, large operators support marine mammal sanctuary.


Fuller360 suffers 30% drop in passengers across destinations
30 Mar 2021   /

Fuller360 suffers 30% drop in passengers across destinations

Drop mitigated by Kiwi tourists exploring Hauraki Gulf more.


Save the whales? They might save marine tourism as firms seek permits
17 Mar 2021  

Save the whales? They might save marine tourism as firms seek permits

Competition for whale watch customers could soon heat up.


DOC calls for more Māui dolphin sightings for survey
12 Mar 2021   /

DOC calls for more Māui dolphin sightings for survey

The Department of Conservation is asking for Waikato west coast boaties to continue to report Māui dolphin sightings. 


Construction start for NZ’s first island destination marina
11 Mar 2021  

Construction start for NZ’s first island destination marina

Construction has started on New Zealand’s first island destination marina at Waiheke’s Kennedy Point.


Lockdown barely dents drowning stats in 2020
29 Jan 2021  

Lockdown barely dents drowning stats in 2020

The provisional preventable drowning toll for 2020 is 74.


DOC calls for boatie care after black turtle killed
27 Jan 2021   /

DOC calls for boatie care after black turtle killed

Boaties should give animals plenty of space and always watch where they are going, DOC says.


DOC boosts protection of marine reserves
19 Oct 2020   /

DOC boosts protection of marine reserves

The Department of Conservation has appointed a new marine reserve ranger to help protect marine life in Tasman Bay’s two marine reserves.


Police warn water goers as summer draws near
13 Oct 2020  

Police warn water goers as summer draws near

Police are warning the public to use common sense and be cautious with water safety as the summer months near.


New 3-day voyage launches in Bay of Islands
5 Oct 2020  

New 3-day voyage launches in Bay of Islands

The Bay of Islands’ R. Tucker Thompson schooner is offering a new 3-day, 2-night Bay of Islands Discovery Voyage as it adjusts to the new tourism landscape. 


Hopes for tourism in new marina proposal
24 Sep 2020   /

Hopes for tourism in new marina proposal

New Plymouth District Council is seeking feedback on the possibility of a marina as part of how $2bn of public funds will be invested in its next 10-year plan.


$45m marine infrastructure could support tourism – Jones
14 Sep 2020  

$45m marine infrastructure could support tourism – Jones

New marine infrastructure in northern Te Tairāwhiti on the North Island’s East Coast could help support tourism ventures, says the Government.


Domestic travel could see higher risk of drownings – WSNZ
3 Sep 2020  

Domestic travel could see higher risk of drownings – WSNZ

WSNZ’s Drowning Report 2019, which looked at the impact of Covid-19 on water safety, said Aucklanders were particularly at risk.


DOC urges boaties give marine mammals wide berth
25 Aug 2020   /

DOC urges boaties give marine mammals wide berth

DOC is asking Waikato boaties to give give marine mammals a wide berth after footage emerged of a vessel appearing to collide with a whale off the coast near Raglan.


Water activities restricted under alert level 3
14 Aug 2020  

Water activities restricted under alert level 3

In Auckland, all recreational water-based activities involving sailing boats, motorised craft or motorised equipment, were not permitted under level 3.


Bay of Island’s Carino Wildlife Cruises wins WCA certification
16 Jul 2020   /

Bay of Island’s Carino Wildlife Cruises wins WCA certification

Carino Wildlife Cruises has been recognised as a responsible whale and dolphin watching operator by the World Cetacean Alliance.


Maritime NZ grants $844k for safer boating
13 Jul 2020  

Maritime NZ grants $844k for safer boating

It was the biggest increase in funding ever distributed, with the aim of reducing recreational boating fatalities and injuries.


Kaikoura Helicopters partners with Project Jonah to support wildlife
8 Jul 2020   /

Kaikoura Helicopters partners with Project Jonah to support wildlife

GCH Aviation’s Kaikoura Helicopters has partnered with marine mammal welfare organisation Project Jonah to help protect local marine wildlife.


Entrada’s InterCity, AWADS restart selected services
1 Jul 2020   /

Entrada’s InterCity, AWADS restart selected services

Entrada’s InterCity and Auckland Whale and Dolphin Safari operations are to restart selected services this week.


New dolphin protections welcome, more can be done – operator
25 Jun 2020   /

New dolphin protections welcome, more can be done – operator

New dolphin protections will help protect a tourism sector estimated to be worth more than $30m.


Fullers Group ordered to pay for $300k health and safety project
8 Jun 2020   /

Fullers Group ordered to pay for $300k health and safety project

In a first for a maritime case, the operator has to pay for the project as well as $174k in reparations, fines and costs.


Māori freehold land to be used for new boat harbour
15 Apr 2020   /

Māori freehold land to be used for new boat harbour

Eleven hectares of Māori freehold land will be used for the new boat harbour in eastern Bay of Plenty.


Consultation on South Island marine protection postponed
14 Apr 2020   /

Consultation on South Island marine protection postponed

The Department of Conservation and Fisheries New Zealand will postpone public consultation on the proposed network of marine protection for the southeast South Island due to Covid-19 restrictions.


Non-essential marine use “unacceptable” – harbourmasters
27 Mar 2020   /

Non-essential marine use “unacceptable” – harbourmasters

Harbourmasters from across the country are urging boaties to stay off the water during the four-week long Covid-19 lockdown.


Tourism award winner helps return turtle to the wild
6 Mar 2020   /

Tourism award winner helps return turtle to the wild

Kapiti Island Nature Tours joined the Department of Conservation to return Calvin, an endangered greenturtle, to the wild at Rangiputa in Northland.


Charter skipper fined for being ‘asleep at the wheel’
18 Feb 2020  

Charter skipper fined for being ‘asleep at the wheel’

The sole director of Wellington-based Megisti Sailing Charters, Timothy James Newman, has been fined $2500 for being asleep at the wheel.


Feedback sought on marine reserves
18 Feb 2020   /

Feedback sought on marine reserves

Fisheries NZ and DOC are seeking feedback on proposed marine protected areas off the southeast coast of the South Island.


Hector’s dolphin found dead at Piopiotahi/Milford Sound
18 Dec 2019   /

Hector’s dolphin found dead at Piopiotahi/Milford Sound

A Hector’s dolphin has been found dead on the foreshore at the head of Piopiotahi/Milford Sound in Fiordland.


Rare Hector’s dolphin spotted in Coromandel
12 Dec 2019   /

Rare Hector’s dolphin spotted in Coromandel

The fin of a rare Hector’s dolphin on the eastern seaboard of the Coromandel Peninsula has been sighted.


Hector’s or Māui dolphins confirmed in Taranaki region
12 Nov 2019   /

Hector’s or Māui dolphins confirmed in Taranaki region

New research by the Department of Conservation and the University of Auckland has confirmed that Hector’s or Māui dolphins are often present in the Taranaki region.


Dolphin Seafaris receives sustainable accreditation
29 Oct 2019   /

Dolphin Seafaris receives sustainable accreditation

Dolphin Seafaris has been awarded the Department of Conservation’s Sustainable Marine Mammal Actions in Recreation & Tourism accreditation.


Operators secure $800k for marine EVs
15 Oct 2019   / /

Operators secure $800k for marine EVs

Shotover Jet, Black Cat Cruises, and Explore Group are among the recipients of the govt cash.


Shark Experience: “Some people will never accept what we do”
14 Oct 2019  

Shark Experience: “Some people will never accept what we do”

The operator says it has missed out on around $500k in earnings but will be back in business on 1 December.


Tauranga’s Bay Explorer launches new marine tour
17 Sep 2019   /

Tauranga’s Bay Explorer launches new marine tour

Tauranga-based operator Bay Explorer has launched a new half-day tour showcasing the Bay of Plenty’s marine life.


Bay of Islands dolphin swimming banned, tours curtailed
27 Aug 2019  

Bay of Islands dolphin swimming banned, tours curtailed

Swimming with bottlenose dolphins in the Bay of Islands has been banned and viewings restricted for commercial operators under new Department of Conservation rules.


PGF invests $700k in maritime park
15 Aug 2019   /

PGF invests $700k in maritime park

The cash will go towards the first phase of Paeroa’s Historical Maritime Park Marine development.


“Gaping hole” in Govt plan threatens Hector’s eco-tourism – operator
24 Jul 2019  

“Gaping hole” in Govt plan threatens Hector’s eco-tourism – operator

A gap in protections for Hector’s dolphins could put more of them at risk, says an operator.


DOC calls on public to report sightings of rare southern right whales
27 Jun 2019   /

DOC calls on public to report sightings of rare southern right whales

The Department of Conservation is urging the public to report sightings of the southern right whale or tohorā.


Developer: Superyacht facility to help boost tourism spending
7 Feb 2019  

Developer: Superyacht facility to help boost tourism spending

A new marine refit facility at Auckland’s Wynyard Quarter is expected to generate “significant income” for NZ’s boating and tourism industries.


Watch: A call to protect the “$100m dolphin”
5 Dec 2018   /

Watch: A call to protect the “$100m dolphin”

Black Cat Cruises launches a campaign calling for a set net ban following the deaths of Hector’s dolphins.


Committee to help restore Hauraki Gulf health
23 Nov 2018  

Committee to help restore Hauraki Gulf health

Conservation minister Eugenie Sage and fisheries minister Stuart Nash have announced that a ministerial advisory committee is to be established as part of a plan to restore the health of the Hauraki Gulf.


MP: Law can be changed to allow shark cage diving
6 Sep 2018   /

MP: Law can be changed to allow shark cage diving

The Wildlife Act can be amended to allow the tours off Stewart Island, says Sarah Dowie.


Shark cage diving operations at risk
5 Sep 2018  

Shark cage diving operations at risk

Stewart Island operators may have to stop providing the activity after a court ruled it an offence.