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Rule 83 Motor vehicles, motocycles, trailers and land yachts on beaches

Rule 83 Motor vehicles, motocycles, trailers and land yachts on beaches

Updated 3 July 2015 11:54am

Within the following areas:

  • the foreshore between Paekakariki at NZMS 260 R26 730 211 and the southern bank of the Waikanae River;
  • the foreshore between Pukerua Bay at NZMS 260 R26 695 180 and the southern part of the Whitireia Reserve at NZMS 260 R26 642 105, including all of Porirua Harbour and Pauatahanui Inlet;
  • the foreshore from Lyall Bay at NZMS 260 R27 599 844 to Point Arthur at NZMS 260 R27 677 872;
  • the foreshore at Riversdale extending southward from the Riversdale Beach Surf Club at NZMS 260 T27 683 085 to a point at NZMS 260 T27 678 074;
  • the foreshore at Castlepoint between NZMS 260 U26 813 294 and NZMS 260 U26 818 288; and
  • between 9.30pm on any day and 5.00am on the next day, the foreshore at Titahi Bay that is not included in Rule 82;

the driving or riding or parking of any motor vehicle, motorcycle, trailer, or land yacht for any purpose is a Discretionary Activity (restricted), provided that this Rule shall not apply to:

(1) any motor vehicle moving to or from the edge of the water for the purpose of launching a vessel, or removing a vessel from the water, and that vehicle moves across the foreshore to or from the nearest formed access by the shortest practicable route;

(2) any motor vehicle or tractor used in association with surf lifesaving or rescue activities;

(3) any motor vehicle used for litter removal or dog control;

(4) any motor vehicle used for beach grooming or re-contouring, clearance of piped stormwater outfalls, maintenance of lawful structures, or other activities permitted by this Plan;

(5) any motor vehicle or motorcycle driven by an enforcement officer when undertaking their duties;

(6) any vehicles directly associated with the horse races allowed by Rule 79; or

(7) for Titahi Bay, any motor vehicle, trailer or tractor owned, leased or operated by a registered boatshed owner in the Porirua City Council’s Titahi Bay Boatshed Owners Register.


The matters over which the Wellington Regional Council shall exercise its discretion are:

(1) the duration of the consent; and

(2) the timing, duration, speed and route of travel of the motor vehicle, motorcycle, trailer, or land yacht on the foreshore; and

(3) the information and monitoring requirements; and

(4) the administrative charges payable.