29 June 2015
Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) has released updated nautical charts for Tauranga harbour to support recreational boating and shipping at one of the country’s biggest ports.
LINZ Manager Chart Production Jennifer Ryan says the updated charts reflect updates to shoreline construction, changes to lights and other navigational aids, and undersea features.
"Tauranga is New Zealand’s second largest port for container handling volume and significant changes in and around the harbour mean these charts will be a must have for skippers. The updated charts reflect significant changes to navigational aids, new survey information in the upper and lower harbour, and amendments to the coastline and port infrastructure," says Jennifer.
"Tauranga is also a popular spot with yachties and other recreational boaties, and these charts include details that will be useful for them. We’d urge any skipper operating in the area, whether professionally or for recreation to update their chart portfolio."
Two charts for the Tauranga region, NZ 5411 – Tauranga Harbour Katikati Entrance to Mount Maunganui and NZ 5412 – Port of Tauranga are now available from approved retailers.
NZ5413 – Approaches to Tauranga is planned for release in September this year.
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