Biosecurity rule for Wake Boats on Waikato River
Biosecurity New Zealand has put in place a new rule, called a Controlled Area Notice (CAN), for wake boats used on a stretch of the Waikato River to help stop the spread of the freshwater gold clam pest.
The CAN is effective from 11.59pm tonight (Friday 24 November) and applies to the stretch of the Waikato River from the Whakamaru Dam to the river mouth at Port Waikato, including Lake Maraetai.
To help stop the clam from spreading, all wake boats using this stretch of the river must not use any other waterways – including Lake Taupō or other parts of the Waikato River outside this area.
Find out more on the Biosecurity New Zealand website.