Westhaven News Summer edition 2024

Team update

Team training – building proficiency in spill response

Ensuring our team is skilled and well-prepared is important to us, and we recently took part in marine spill training led by Auckland Transport's harbourmaster team and Maritime NZ.

During the training, our staff received thorough instruction on handling a range of spill scenarios, mastering the use of essential tools such as skimmers and booms, and adhering to stringent health and safety protocols. Read More

Customer Satisfaction Survey

2023 survey – your feedback addressed

Once again, we extend our gratitude to those who provided feedback in last year's customer satisfaction survey. Your valuable input has guided us in identifying areas for improvement.

In response to some of the suggestions received, we have taken steps to improve our laundry and shower facilities. As part of this effort, we have recently installed new, high-quality push-to-exit buttons in these areas, and introduced fresh signage at the Ponsonby Cruising Club laundry and showers. Read More

2024 survey coming soon

Get ready to share your confidential feedback about Westhaven Marina in this year's customer satisfaction survey.

Your opinions matter greatly to us, and our annual survey provides a platform for you to express your views about the marina, aiding us in future planning endeavours.

The 2024 survey will be sent out sometime in March, so please keep an eye on your email inbox for an invitation to participate. Your input helps us identify areas for improvement, so we encourage you all to complete the survey. Moreover, all completed surveys will go in the draw to win one of five $50 vouchers redeemable at one of our fantastic marina businesses.

We’ll keep you informed about how we’re taking your feedback on board by addressing key themes identified from your responses via our newsletters throughout the year.

Your participation is invaluable to us, and we look forward to hearing your views.

Construction and maintenance update

Westhaven Seawall Upgrade

A scheduled upgrade to the seawall along Westhaven's northern reclamation is set to begin in early March. Under the leadership of Eke Panuku, this initiative will address the challenges posed by adverse weather events and king tides, which have resulted in significant inundation in the area. Read More

Fender evaluation in progress

Our dockmasters are currently assessing fenders to improve the visual appeal of our berths and prevent damaged fenders from degrading and polluting the water. Read More

Coming soon to Westhaven - First Mates, Last Laugh!

Announcing the imminent debut of First Mates, Last Laugh, a fresh hospitality hotspot opening its doors in Westhaven's Marine Village this April. The new venue is poised to become your go-to destination for savouring seafood, enjoying refreshing beverages and more, all in a laid-back atmosphere. Conceived by Judith Tabron, the creative force behind Soul Bar & Bistro in the Viaduct, this beach house inspired bar and restaurant infuses a playful Kiwi flair into waterfront dining. Featuring an outdoor terrace with sweeping views of the marina and Auckland cityscape, it promises to provide the perfect backdrop for your dining experience.

Sustainable environment – marine biosecurity

Anchoring and fishing restrictions in areas with exotic caulerpa 

Two species of exotic caulerpa seaweed (Caulerpa brachypus and Caulerpa parvifolia) have been found in waters surrounding Waiheke Island, Great Barrier Island (Aotea), Great Mercury Island (Ahuahu), Kawau Island, and in Te Rāwhiti Inlet in the Bay of Islands. These non-native seaweeds pose a significant threat to our coastal ecosystems, presenting a risk to recreational, cultural, and commercial marine activities. Read More


Ocean Globe Race – Auckland stopover recap

Starting their expedition from Southampton in September last year, a fleet of 15 privately-owned classic yachts built before 1988, carrying over 160 sailors competing in the Ocean Globe Race (OGR), set out on a 27,000-mile journey divided into four legs. During December and January, Viaduct Marina warmly welcomed the participants as they arrived in Auckland at the conclusion of the second leg of their rigorous eight-month voyage. Read More