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Rules and safety information

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Navigation Safety Bylaw
Rules for users of navigable waterways in the Waikato region (except Lake Taupo).

Information and advice about jet-skiing
Information and advice about jetskiing.

Advice for safe bar crossing
Safe bar crossing
Tips for safe bar crossing and information on upcoming Coastguard Bar Crossing Days

Find out about the 5 knot rule
Speed information (5 knot rule)
Information about speed restrictions on the region's waterways.

Vessel identification rules
Boat naming
Vessel identification rules.

Waterproof communications
Waterproof communications
Communication requirements for boaties.

Find out about lifejacket rules.
Lifejacket rules.

Information on vessel lighting requirements
Requirements for boating at night.

Information on standard harbour marks
Information on standard harbourmarks.

Click here for information on obtaining and holding a mooring
Information and advice about moorings.

Main VHF channels for the upper North Island
VHF radio channels
Information on new VHF radio channels.  

Information and advice about kayaking
Information and advice about kayaking.

Information and advice about stand up paddle boarding
Stand up paddle boarding
Information and advice about stand up paddle boarding.