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Queenstown Marina opens, KJet anchor tenant
24 Nov 2022   /

Queenstown Marina opens, KJet anchor tenant

The first stage of the $20m Queenstown Marina will officially open this week, offering 85 berths for use complemented by 17 floating buildings.


Ski lane enforcement this summer at Southern Lakes
23 Nov 2022   /

Ski lane enforcement this summer at Southern Lakes

Queenstown Lakes District Council is installing more signage and observing how people use ski lanes to protect boat users and swimmers around waterways this summer.


Yes, dolphins have moved further from Akaroa but we see them on 98% of cruises – operator
25 Oct 2022   /

Yes, dolphins have moved further from Akaroa but we see them on 98% of cruises – operator

Cruise ships appear to have affected the distribution of Hector’s dolphins at the popular destination.


Climate effects on sea threaten NZ’s cultural sites, biodiversity – report
14 Oct 2022  

Climate effects on sea threaten NZ’s cultural sites, biodiversity – report

Coastal habitats, biodiversity, infrastructure and communities are at increased risk of climate-related changes associated with rising sea levels, according to a new report.


Govt increases protections for Hector’s dolphins
13 Oct 2022  

Govt increases protections for Hector’s dolphins

The government is introducing tougher fishing measures to protect the vulnerable South Island Hector’s dolphins.


Nelson to sign off on marina masterplan
22 Sep 2022  

Nelson to sign off on marina masterplan

A grand masterplan is on the cards to turn Nelson Marina into a haven for boaties and the community alike, says Nelson City Council.


Climate change a threat to marine mammals’ food supply – DOC
19 Sep 2022   /

Climate change a threat to marine mammals’ food supply – DOC

Climate change could have a major impact on New Zealand’s marine mammals, with food supply identified as the biggest threat in a new report by the Department of Conservation.


Auckland puts out call for value of Hauraki Gulf
7 Sep 2022  

Auckland puts out call for value of Hauraki Gulf

Auckland Council is calling for potential suppliers interested in providing an economic valuation of the Hauraki Gulf as a natural capital asset.


DOC seeks reports of rare Northland Hector’s dolphin sightings
7 Sep 2022   /

DOC seeks reports of rare Northland Hector’s dolphin sightings

A Hector’s dolphin has been spotted off the coastline around Northland and Auckland and the Department of Conservation is urging people in the area to report any sightings.


Rangers recruited in new marine reserve plan
6 Sep 2022   /

Rangers recruited in new marine reserve plan

A new marine reserve monitoring system and a network of rangers will make up the government’s new Marine Monitoring and Reporting framework.


New guidance for commercial jet boat operators
2 Sep 2022   /

New guidance for commercial jet boat operators

Maritime New Zealand and the New Zealand Commercial Jet Boating Association have unveiled new guidance to promote common standards for jet boat maintenance and improve safety on and off the water.


Feedback sought on Fiordland fishing changes
23 Aug 2022  

Feedback sought on Fiordland fishing changes

A proposal to change recreational fishing rules around the Fiordland Marine Area could include daily limits on many fish species, temporary closure of fisheries, and a change to boundary lines where activities can take place.


Perspectives: Could climate change put NZ’s whale watching at risk?
19 Aug 2022   /

Perspectives: Could climate change put NZ’s whale watching at risk?

The effects of climate change on ocean temperatures could force great whales to disappear from New Zealand’s waters.


Perspectives: The role of tourism levies in marine conservation
16 Aug 2022   /

Perspectives: The role of tourism levies in marine conservation

A “beneficiary pays” approach to tourism could support local communities and conservation efforts.


Social media helps track rare whales
15 Aug 2022   /

Social media helps track rare whales

Tohorā southern right whales are taking longer to re-establish a habitat in mainland waters, scientists at the University of Auckland have found.


Nash launches wharf, inspects visitor centre project
5 Aug 2022   /

Nash launches wharf, inspects visitor centre project

Tourism Minister Stuart Nash has cut the ribbon for the renovated Whakatāne wharf and broken ground on work to construct the new Commercial Boat Harbour.


DOC seeks feedback on shark conservation plan
3 Aug 2022   /

DOC seeks feedback on shark conservation plan

The draft National Plan of Action Sharks 2022 focuses on conservation, management, and sustainability of sharks caught in New Zealand waters.


DOC seeks seal sightings in Hauraki Gulf, Coromandel
7 Jul 2022   /

DOC seeks seal sightings in Hauraki Gulf, Coromandel

Visitors and residents around the Hauraki Gulf and Coromandel are being asked to keep an eye for kekeno or New Zealand fur seals overthe next three months.


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.