The Taranaki Regional Council has responsibility for navigation and safety functions within Port Taranaki and has established navigation bylaws for the port and its approaches (Taranaki harbour).
The bylaws, which were reviewed during 2009, establish a safe area for swimmers and bathers, a dedicated ski access lane and boat mooring area, and a safe area within the shelter of the port breakwaters that can be used by water skiers, windsurfers and jet skis that need to travel at speeds faster than 5 knots.
The bylaws include Maritime Rules Part 91 enabling all the requirements under Part 91 relating to vessel speed, water skiing or towing, the wearing of personal flotation devices, etc to be enforced by the harbour masters and deputy harbour masters.
To view the Navigation bylaws for Port Taranaki and approaches click on the link below which will redirect you to the Taranaki Regional Council Website.
A leaflet detailing the navigation bylaws and a map of the area lawfully occupied by Port Taranaki are available for download here.