LINZ maintains this list of lights to aid maritime navigation.


"Positions given are approximate. They are included only to help in the identification of features on charts. It is possible to find differences, especially in longitude, of several tenths of a minute between these positions and those on charts in use, as a result of the variations between geodetic reference systems" (refer page A-8, section 4.3, para. 4, M12 Standardization of List of Lights and Fog Signals 2004. IHO.)


The NZ Light List on this site contains New Zealand lights and does not meet the requirements as specified in Maritime Rules Part 25 Nautical Charts and Publications (pursuant to Section 36 of the Maritime Transport Act 1994).

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Last Updated: 1 July 2021