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Havelock Harbour.

The main function of a Harbour Master is to ensure the safety of navigation, which entails, in some cases, controlling navigation, provision of marked channels, ensuring adequate depths for intended use at different locations and controlling and regulating activity that could negatively affect the safety of navigation.

The Marlborough District Council Harbour extends from Willawa Point, north of Kekerengu, right around to Point Soucis north of Nelson, and includes all the waters of the Marlborough Sounds and the coast contained within harbour boundaries.

The Harbour Master’s customers include commercial ships and ship agents, leisure craft, marine farmers and the fishing industry.

The main service offered to customers can be summed as being the provision of a safe place in which to carry out marine-related business and in which leisure users can safely enjoy the unique area under our jurisdiction.

  • Agents/Shipping

    Information on pilot stations in the Marlborough Sounds.

  • Contact Details for Habour Master

    Phone: 520 7400; Fax: 03 573 9056; Email: harbours@marlborough.govt.nz

  • Harbour Forms

    Harbour forms.

  • Harbour Management

    Council is now wishing to further the recommendations made in the risk assessment in order to implement the risk control measures identified.

  • Harbour Master Directions

    A Harbour Master's direction is issued to enforce compliance with specific requirements or instructions made in the interests of safety of navigation within Council harbour limits.

  • Navigation Information

    Infomation on navigation warnings, Harbour Master notices and special events on the water.

  • Navigation Rules

    Marlborough District Council exercises authority over harbour waters through powers vested in it by the Local Government Act and Maritime Transport Act.

  • Oil Spills

    Marlborough District Council is responsible for responding to reported marine oil spills within the district and within the 12 nautical mile territorial sea boundary.

  • Picton Tides

    See information on tides at Picton Harbour.

  • Recreational

    Be safe on the water - wear your lifejacket.

  • Tory Channel Wave Rider Buoy

    The Tory Channel wave rider buoy provides swell information from the Tory Channel entrance.

  • West Head Weather Data

    Find out more regarding West Head weather data.