Feedback so far

So far, we have received 47 pieces of feedback on this topic. We are now moving into our second phase of consultation. Check out the options below and let us know what one you prefer.

Hunters Creek/Otapu Ski Lane

Hunters Creek is a popular waterski lane near Matakana and Rangiwāea Islands in Tauranga Harbour. Waterskiing is permitted within the zone outside of 2 hours immediately before and after low tide. Concerns have been raised about the present location of the ski lane, its effect on private property, and the health and safety concerns for people swimming nearby. We are seeking feedback on potentially removing the ski zone from Hunters Creek.

Take a look at the options below, let us know which one you prefer and why.

  • Hunters Creek/Otapu Ski Lane Option One

    Status Quo (Current Situation)

    The area of Hunters Creek, between Matakana and Rangiwāea Islands is designated as a reserved area for skiing ONLY between sunrise and sunset, except for two hours before and after low tide.

  • Hunters Creek/Otapu Ski Lane Option Two

    Status Quo (Current Situation) with caveats

    Leave the Ski Lane where it is but add requirements around increased monitoring and compliance; and working with our partners and other entities to address non-bylaws issues (e.g. beach landings)

  • Hunters Creek/Otapu Ski Lane Option Three

    Modify Ski Lane

    Reduce the size of the ski lane and reshape the top left corner of the area so that the top marker buoy is aligned with Forest land boundaries, avoiding private land.

  • Hunters Creek/Otapu Ski Lane Option Four

    Remove Ski Lane

    There would be no Option 3 clauses as all standard speed rules would apply and the area would not be specifically identified as having a ski lane.