Harbour wardens

Keeping a watchful eye

There are 18 council 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 one of our harbour wardens will be on the case.

Our harbour wardens

In alphabetical order - by harbour

Harbour / area Harbour warden
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 Andrew Howells
Kaipara Harbour - Ruāwai Mr Ron Matich
Kaipara Harbour & West Coast Mr Des Subritzky QSM
Kerikeri Inlet Mr Rex Mundy
Mangawhai Harbour

Mr John Dowden

Mr Trevor Downey

Mangonui Harbour / Doubtless Bay Mr Steve Smith
Rangaunu Harbour Mr Tommy Walker
Tutukaka / Ngunguru / Wellingtons Bay Mr Percy Ginders
Whananaki Ms Kim O’Connell
Whananaki Mr Doug Adams
Whangārei Heads Mr Richard (Rick) Hunter
Whangaroa Harbour Mr Roly Linstrom
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 info@nrc.govt.nz