New on-water zones at Opononi - Decisions report

The feedback period finished on 10 May – thanks to everyone who took the time to have a say.

The Regional Harbourmaster has considered all 169 submissions received and has, in consultation with council, made the following decisions in response to the matters raised in the feedback:

  • Do not introduce an access lane due to conflicts with the existing use of the area.
  • Do not introduce swimming areas, as the Opononi Community do not want any restrictions on where they are to swim. It is noted that the need to have a protected swimming area is not so essential if there is no access lane.
  • Place 5 knot buoys 200 metres from shore at appropriate sites to clearly signal where vessels must slow down to 5 knots prior to next summer season.

Decisions report

New on-water zones at Opononi - decisions report (PDF, 304KB)


Read the submissions to the new on-water zones at Opononi proposal (PDF, 6MB)