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Whale, dolphin nationwide count to start
17 Jun 2022  

Whale, dolphin nationwide count to start

Keen whale and dolphin watchers will be keeping a close eye on the ocean this weekend as part of Cetacean Spotting’s third nationwide citizen scientist cetacean survey.


Nelson unveils 15-year marina masterplan
10 Jun 2022   /

Nelson unveils 15-year marina masterplan

Nelson City Council has set out a 15-year plan for a marina transformation that it says will help grow the local economy.


Guidance system to aid Marlborough Sounds navigation
13 May 2022   /

Guidance system to aid Marlborough Sounds navigation

Work is underway to provide real-time guidance on channel conditions through the Kura te Au/Tory Channel that links the North and South Islands.


Another Hector’s dolphin death – 15 in 6 months down south
11 May 2022   /

Another Hector’s dolphin death – 15 in 6 months down south

The Department of Conservation has reported the 15th dead Hector’s dolphin around the South Island since November last year.


Deep-sea cams explore life in Kaikōura Canyon
11 May 2022   /

Deep-sea cams explore life in Kaikōura Canyon

The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) has conducted a survey of the Kaikōura Canyon to help the Department of Conservation understand more about marine life inside and outside Hikurangi Marine Reserve.


Goff proposes $122m for more electric ferries
27 Apr 2022   /

Goff proposes $122m for more electric ferries

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff has welcomed the introduction of two fully electric ferries to the city’s public transport system from 2024, but he would like to add at least six additional ferries to the fleet.


Govt invests $27m in new electric fast ferries
26 Apr 2022   /

Govt invests $27m in new electric fast ferries

Auckland will have two fully-electric ferries transporting visitors and commuters around the harbour in 2024


Operators help support marine mammal sighting app
22 Apr 2022   /

Operators help support marine mammal sighting app

Donor rewards include trips with South Pacific Helicopters, Whale Watch Kaikōura, as well as luxury accommodation at Hapuku Lodge and Treehouses.


Maritime NZ calls for smart decisions after child injured
19 Apr 2022  

Maritime NZ calls for smart decisions after child injured

Maritime New Zealand is encouraging boaties to be aware of the risks when they are out on the water, and consider courses to manage potentially dangerous situations.


Explore Group expands in Hauraki Gulf, takes over Fullers360 island service
4 Apr 2022   /

Explore Group expands in Hauraki Gulf, takes over Fullers360 island service

The addition follows the launch of its Tikapa Moana Whale & Dolphin Wildlife Cruise and Explore Motutapu products.


DOC to review submissions on proposed marine reserve at Waiheke
30 Mar 2022   /

DOC to review submissions on proposed marine reserve at Waiheke

The Department of Conservation will review public submissions on the proposed marine reserve at Hākaimangō – Matiatia on Waiheke Island.


Another dead Hector’s dolphin discovered
23 Mar 2022   /

Another dead Hector’s dolphin discovered

A dead Hector’s dolphin has been discovered on Christchurch’s New Brighton Beach last Saturday.


Watch: Hauraki Gulf Marine Park
22 Mar 2022   /

Watch: Hauraki Gulf Marine Park

So much to see and do in the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park, from DOC.


DOC seeks feedback on Waiheke Island marine reserve
15 Mar 2022   /

DOC seeks feedback on Waiheke Island marine reserve

The 2,350-hectare marine reserve would span The Department of Conservation is seeking feedback on a proposal to establish a 2350-hectare marine reserve covering Hākaimangō Point to Matiatia Bay.


Green light for $8m Coromandel wharf
11 Mar 2022   /

Green light for $8m Coromandel wharf

The Kōpū business and marine precinct has been granted consent to build a commercial working wharf and recreational boat ramp at a cost of $8.2m.


Whale Tales art trail launches on street and online
22 Feb 2022   /

Whale Tales art trail launches on street and online

The Whale Tales 2022 public art trail has launched in Auckland both in public spaces and as a virtual, interactive trail.


New seal, dolphin swimming venture proposed
26 Jan 2022  

New seal, dolphin swimming venture proposed

Pure Salt NZ has applied for a permit to operate commercial marine mammal viewing at Fiordland, Foveaux Strait, and Stewart Island.


Ports of Auckland regatta to go ahead trimmed
25 Jan 2022   /

Ports of Auckland regatta to go ahead trimmed

The Ports of Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta will still go ahead as planned despite a flurry of event cancellations across the country after New Zealand moved into a red alert setting.


Tutukaka operator hopes to re-open after waves damage marina
17 Jan 2022   /

Tutukaka operator hopes to re-open after waves damage marina

The surge of waves that hit Northland on Saturday night has affected the berths of around 40 boats at the Tutukaka marina but one tourism operator managed to escape direct damage.


East by West launches electric ferry
17 Dec 2021   /

East by West launches electric ferry

The southern hemisphere’s first fully electric, high speed commuter ferry launches today in Wellington.


Research: Covid’s impact on marine ecotourism operators
16 Dec 2021   /

Research: Covid’s impact on marine ecotourism operators

Only 11% of New Zealand’s marine ecotourism operators saw an increase in revenue in the year to May 2021, according to a new report from the Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge.


Waikato warns boaties beware as visitors set to surge
16 Dec 2021  

Waikato warns boaties beware as visitors set to surge

Waikato Regional Council is urging boaties to be vigilant, with visitor numbers expected to spike this summer.


Fullers360 invests $1m+ in electric hybrid ferry
10 Dec 2021   /

Fullers360 invests $1m+ in electric hybrid ferry

Fullers360 says it has invested more than $1m in a new plug-in electric hybrid ferry that will launch in 2023.


New dolphin calf spotted in Bay of Islands
7 Dec 2021   /

New dolphin calf spotted in Bay of Islands

A new calf has been born in the bottlenose dolphin pod that frequents the Bay of Islands, just ahead of the implementation of a new marine sanctuary in the area.


New marine ecotourism insight sets stage for sustainability push
2 Dec 2021   /

New marine ecotourism insight sets stage for sustainability push

The marine ecotourism sector has great potential to link back to community and local economic development, says Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge project co-leader Professor Simon Milne at AUT.


New operator seeks marine mammal viewing permit
23 Nov 2021   /

New operator seeks marine mammal viewing permit

Coromandel Ocean Adventures is applying to the Department of Conservation for a marine mammal viewing permit.


Bay of Islands marine sanctuary to launch, limits approach to 300m
18 Nov 2021   /

Bay of Islands marine sanctuary to launch, limits approach to 300m

A marine mammal sanctuary to protect declining numbers of bottlenose dolphins in the Bay of Island will come into force on 15 December.


Permit sought for commercial marine mammal viewing vessel
18 Oct 2021  

Permit sought for commercial marine mammal viewing vessel

Oban-based boat tour and water taxi services firm Rakuira Charters is applying for permission to add another commercial vessel for the viewing of marine mammals around Stewart Island.


BBC seeks permission to film marine attractions
14 Oct 2021  

BBC seeks permission to film marine attractions

The BBC is seeking approval from the Department of Conservation to film New Zealand false killer whales and oceanic bottlenose dolphins for a new wildlife series to be broadcast in 2024.


DOC reminds Aucklanders to follow fishing rules
11 Oct 2021   /

DOC reminds Aucklanders to follow fishing rules

The Department of Conservation is reminding people to stay away from the five marine reserves in the Auckland region when going fishing under the more relaxed Covid-19 alert level 3 rules.


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.