Report Suspicious Activity

Marine reserves are our highest level of marine protection established under the Marine Reserves Act 1971.  DOC is responsible for the implementation, management and monitoring of New Zealand’s 44 marine reserves, including Kapiti Marine Reserve.  The following rules apply at all times and for all people:

  • No fishing of any kind.
  • Don’t take or kill marine life.
  • Don’t remove or disturb any marine life or materials.
  • Don’t feed fish – it disturbs their natural behaviour.
  • Take care when anchoring to avoid damaging the seafloor.

If you see any suspicious activity please report this to the Department of Conservation (DOC) via emergency hotline 0800 DOC HOT (0800 362 468).  For more information visit the DOC
website.  All calls and personal details are treated confidentially.  If you’re Deaf, hearing impaired, Deafblind or speech impaired you can use the New Zealand Relay Service (external site) to call. 

You can help DOC respond effectively by providing them with the following information:

  • the location
  • description of the incident
  • vehicle and trailer registration number
  • boat name
  • description of the person/s
  • photographs if possible

 this incident reporting form to help you collect information about suspicious activity. 

When witnessing any suspected illegal activity, always put your personal safety first.

Call 0800 DOC HOT

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