Whereas, section 12(6) of the Submarine Cables and Pipelines Protection Act 1996 empowers the Minister of Transport to declare that an Order in Council made under that section does not apply in respect of a specified ship or class of ship.
And whereas pursuant to section 441 of the Maritime Transport Act 1994, the Minister of Transport, by an instrument of delegation dated 19 March 1997, did delegate those powers under section 12 of the Submarine Cables and Pipelines Protection Act 1996 to Maritime New Zealand.
And whereas, pursuant to section 442 of the Maritime Transport Act 1994, Maritime New Zealand, by an instrument of delegation dated 19 September 2018, did delegate those powers under section 12 of the Submarine Cables and Pipelines Protection Act 1996 to the Director of Maritime New Zealand.
Therefore I, Kirstie Hewlett, Director of Maritime New Zealand, hereby declare that the Submarine Cables and Pipelines Protection Order 2009 does not apply in relation to “Area 2 – Hauraki Gulf” in the schedule of protected areas to that Order, during the period of the 2022 NZL Sailing Regatta and Windfoil NZ Nationals (currently scheduled to occur from 17 February 2022 to 20 February 2022 (inclusive), to the anchoring of any temporary small marker buoys and four named vessels with the following anchors:
|Description of buoy(s) and vessel(s)||Anchor type||Approximate Weight (kg)|
|Race Marker Buoys||Mushroom||15|
|Vessel SOMEWHERE ELSE||Claw||40|
On the condition that the regatta organisers ensure full adherence to the International Undersea Cable Protection Plan and Anchoring Agreement Issue between Yachting New Zealand and Spark dated 21 January 2022.
This notice comes into effect upon publication in the New Zealand Gazette.
Dated at Wellington on this 14th day of February 2022.
KIRSTIE HEWLETT, Chief Executive/Director, Maritime New Zealand | Nō te rere moana Aotearoa.