At the moment, there are speed uplifting rules for watercraft on the Kaituna River downstream of the Mangorewa confluence, which means there are no speed limits for this stretch of water. Health, safety and environmental concerns have been raised by communities who swim within this reach of the river. We are seeking feedback on removing the speed uplifting rule from the lower Kaituna River.

This would mean that the maximum speed a watercraft could travel in this stretch of river is 5 knots. The change would provide more safety for people swimming in the river.