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
|Bream Bay||Mr Marc Sands|
|Hokianga Harbour (upper)||Mr Craig Joiner|
|Hokianga Harbour (lower area)||Mr Peter Clark|
|Houhora Harbour||Mr Greg Gemmell|
|Kai Iwi Lakes||Mr Jordan Soole|
|Kaipara Harbour – Ruāwai||Mr Ron Matich|
|Kaipara Harbour & West Coast||Mr Des Subritzky QSM|
|Mangawhai Harbour||Mr John Dowden
Mr Trevor Downey
|Mangonui Harbour/Doubtless Bay||Mr Steve Smith|
|Rangaunu Harbour||Laurie Andrew|
|Tutukaka/Ngunguru/Wellingtons Bay||Mr Percy Ginders|
|Whananaki||Mr Darren Turner|
|Whangārei Heads||Mr Richard (Rick) Hunter|
|Whangaroa Harbour||Mr Brian Candy|
|Whangaruru Harbour||Mr Walter (Wally) Murray|
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]