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Our Whangārei & regional customer service centres will be closed to the public until midday Wednesday 1 February.

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Waste disposal

Rubbish barge

The rubbish barge service operates in the Bay of Islands during peak season (usually from around Boxing Day to mid-January).

During this period, dates, times and location of the barge are broadcasted by Russell Radio  VHF channel 63 every day and are available on Northland Regional Council’s website during the summer season.


There are strict rules covering sewage discharges from boats in Northland waters – these apply to every type of boat or craft.

For more information or to download our free Northland and Auckland Discharge Rules App, visit:

Boat sewage pump-out facility.

Boat sewage pump-out facility at Doves Bay.