[B]Please be advised that Maritime New Zealand has issued a press release[/B]
(http://www.maritimenz.govt.nz/news/media-releases-2013/20140226a.asp) announcing that the text of all radio navigational warnings for New Zealand’s areas of responsibility is now available online for the first time. All warnings will be posted in full on the Land Information New Zealand website, where Notices to Mariners are also found.
There are three types of navigational warnings: long range (NAVAREA), coastal and local. The information available includes:
the text of in-force radio navigational warnings for New Zealand’s areas of responsibility (NAVAREA XIV and Coastal Warning Area Z);
information about NAVAREA and METAREA XIV warnings, and coastal navigational warnings; and
a link to in-force meteorological warnings (METAREA XIV and Oceanic).
While this change gives mariners another place to check information when preparing for a voyage, it does not replace the Inmarsat SafetyNET service or radio broadcasts as the official channel for the latest warnings and forecast information.
Online navigation information including warnings and Notices to Mariners is accessible from the LINZ website (http://www.linz.govt.nz/home).