Harbour wardens

Keeping a watchful eye

There are 18 local harbour wardens from Mangawhai to Houhora who are there to ensure that everyone enjoys themselves safely on Northland's harbours.

Our harbour wardens are there to educate people, raising public awareness on navigation and safety matters, and ensuring that everybody gets the opportunity to enjoy water activities safely.

If you spot something not quite right on one of our harbours, please call us on our 24/7 Environmental Hotline 0800 504 639 and we will contact the harbour warden based in your area.

Our harbour wardens

In alphabetical order by harbour

Harbour/area Harbour warden
Bream Bay TBA
Far North/Parengarenga  Jerry Brown
Hokianga Harbour (upper) Mr Craig Joiner
Hokianga Harbour (lower area) Mr Peter Clark 
Houhora Harbour Mr Greg Gemmell
Kai Iwi Lakes Jordan Holster
Kaipara Harbour – Ruāwai Mr Ron Matich
Kaipara Harbour & West Coast Mr Ron Matich
Kerikeri Inlet TBA
Mangawhai Harbour Mr John Dowden
Mr Trevor Downey
Mangonui Harbour/Doubtless Bay Mr Steve Smith
Pataua Harbour TBA
Rangaunu Harbour Laurie Andrew
Tutukaka/Ngunguru/Wellingtons Bay Mr Percy Ginders
Whananaki Mr Darren Turner 
Whangārei Heads TBA
Whangaroa Harbour Mr Brian Candy
Whangaruru Harbour Mr Walter (Wally) Murray

Further information

If you require any information about our harbour wardens, please contact the maritime team at the Northland Regional Council on 0800 002 004 or email [email protected]