Dylan Lease, manager at Tutukaka at Northland, is proud that his marina is pristine. A former ‘Best Environmental Performer’ winner at the New Zealand Marina Awards, the marina is known for going the extra mile when it comes to minimising the impact of its operations.
Therefore he is diligent about ensuring that all vessels entering the marina are free of marine pests – even the working barges travelling to are required to be cleaned and checked before they enter the marina, and to meet Northland Regional Council’s rules too.
“We are so proud that we have kept Mediterranean fanworm out of Tutukaka Marina for this long. It has been a battle and commercial boats must follow the same clean hull requirements as recreational boats do,” says Dylan.