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FLEET UPDATE 2023-08-20

 

South Pacifc Posse '23

 

    "Storms don't come to teach us painful lessons, rather they were meant to wash us clean."

- Shannon L. Alder


   SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE FLEET UPDATE 

2023-AUGUST-20

14 Ensigns
South Pacific Posse Gatherings

 
2+ SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE BOATS EQUAL A PARTY 

TOP NEWS

  • SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE PARTY
  • THE OCEAN POSSE 🐙 CALENDAR 
  • PICTURES OF THE WEEK
  • SAVUSAVU 🇫🇯  NAWI ISLAND MARINA LAUNCHED 
  • MUSKET 🇫🇯  COVE FIJI
  • NEIAFU VAVA'U 🇹🇴 TONGA
  • BLACKBIRDING 
  • ELECTRICAL BOAT HOW TO  
  • THE BANK ISLAND 🇻🇺 VANUATU  
  • THE PASSAGE TO NEW ZEALAND 
  • CLOUD NINE 🇫🇯 FIJI 
  • FLEET TRACKING FOR PARTICIPANTS  
  • CORRUPTION ALERT ⚠️ AMERICAN SAMOA 🇦🇸
  • GOOD NAUTICAL  
  • HISTORIC PORTS ⚓LAHAINA HAWAI'I

1) SOUTH PACIFC POSSE PARTY 
NAWI ISLAND 🇫🇯 FIJI

 

Monoriki

 

 16° 46.5716' S  179° 19.9533' E -  Nawi Island Savusavu 🇫🇯 Fiji

 

RSVP NOW
AUG 26 2023
 

 

NAWI ISLAND

 

All yachts are welcome - simply RSVP to get on the list >>

2)  SEMINARS,  EVENTS  MEETUPS FOR ALL  
THE OCEANPOSSE 🐙 CALENDAR 
  

join the fleet
 

https://oceanposse.com/calendar/

 

3)   PICTURES OF THE WEEK

Jack Iron

SY JACK IRON  🇺🇸   Kent & Michele - Valiant 42′

JACK IRON KentJACK IRON Michelle

 HUAHINE  🇵🇫 FP

Giant anemone (folded up) and purple coral.

Huahine was our last stop in French Polynesia, and one of our favorites.  
Giant anemone (folded up) and purple coral.

SY FIRST LIGHT  🇺🇸 Don & Julie  -  Hallberg Rassy 39′

FIRST LIGHT DonFIRST LIGHT Julie

4) SAVUSAVU 🇫🇯  NAWI ISLAND MARINA LAUNCHED 

A very nice place to stay with lot of place.

For the people who wants to know about Nawi Marina in Savusavu. 

A very nice place to stay with lot of place.

The Marina is done at about 70%  completed 

The Marina is done at about 70% but no possibility to haul out a boat and no specific technical services

It's
just a marvelous place to stay very friendly people there and the
restaurant has a very good kitchen, but no possibility to haul out a
boat and no specific technical services 

The pool is not ready just the restaurant, the bar, toilets and laundry are done. But it is very well done and nice here.

SY KAWAINE II  🇨🇭   Jean-Dominique & Guylène  - C.M.P.F. – Fecamp 42′

KAWAINE II Jean-DominiqueKAWAINE II Guylène
 

 NAWI ISLAND 🇫🇯 SPONSORS THE SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE 16° 46.566’S 179° 20.1’E BULA ! Nawi Marina is proud to sponsor the South Pacific Posse with discounted rates! NAWI ISLAND LOGO Idyllically located in the spectacular Savusavu Harbour, a port of entry to Fiji, the Nawi Island Marina welcomes the international yachting community with its 132 modern slips, providing safe and secure berths for monohull yachts, catamarans and superyachts. World Class Marina facilities, currently under development, will include a yacht club and extensive service facilities. Access to and from Nawi Island is simple and convenient, with Savusavu town nearby and Savusavu Airport just 10 minutes away. Nawi-Island-Marina AMENITIES & SERVICES MARINA 132 fully serviced berths 21 dedicated superyacht berths for vessels up to 85m 2m to 5.4m draft at mean sea level (msl). 16amps 3 phase from April 2023 and this will increase up to 250-300amps 3 phase from Dec 2023 Fresh Water, Fuel & Gas facilities Sewer pump out facility by June 2023 Garbage Disposal services High speed wireless internet 24/7 cctv security services with controlled marina gate access Restaurant & Bar Harbour Master Building Yacht Agency and authority clearance services Chandlery Grocery Store Restrooms, showers & laundry ATM Retail & Kiosk services BALAGA BOATYARD FACILITIES * Cyclone pits and storage bays Maintenance Shed & Back of House Area Haul out facility (75tonne) Boat ramp Fueling pontoon Wash Bay Engineering and welding workshop Paint and antifouling workshop Open maintenance areas for catamarans Office, restroom and outdoor lounge area with parking *BALAGA BOATYARD FACILITIES (under construction – to be completed by Dec 2023) CONTACT E: marketing@nawiisland.com P: +679 893 1082 W: nawiisland.com FB: facebook.com/nawiisland I: https://www.instagram.com/nawi.island A: PO Box 101, Lot 12, Nawi Island, Savusavu, Vanua Levu, Fiji Islands NAWI ISLAND MARINA RATES FJD x Meter x Day Meters / Feet MONOHULL FJD x Meter x Day MULTIHULL FJD x Meter x Day < 20 / 66 4.37 8.60 ≥ 20 / 66 8.60 8.60 ≥ 30 / 98 11.55 23.00 ≥ 50 / 164 17.35 ≥ 70 / 230 20.90 ≥ 85 / 279 24.00 Live Aboard Rate 7.50 per day Electricity Metered Water Included in Berth Fee -but please conserve * All rates are per lineal meter defined by LOA (other than Moorings) * All prices inclusive of 9% Government Taxes * All berthing to be paid in advance * Free WIFI included in berthing – conditions apply * Other marina services will have separate fees & charges SAFE APPROACH TO NAWI ISLAND MARINA + − 500 m 2000 ft goodnautical.com for pananaposse LOCATION OFFICIAL WEBSITE >> NAWI ISLAND MARINA OFFICIAL WEBSITE LINK

 

NAWI ISLAND MARINA 🇫🇯  16° 46.566’S 179° 20.1’E
SPONSORS THE SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE

 

5) MUSKET 🇫🇯  COVE FIJI

Good night Musket Cove

Good night Musket Cove

SY SEAGLUB  🇺🇸 Chris - Hylas 46′

SEAGLUB Chris
MUSKET COVE FIJI

Musket
Cove stands as a haven for true seafaring aficionados. It's one of the
magnetic ports and therefore hard to get out of.  Everyone is
welcome. The discounts extended to the Pacific Posse  rally
participants are not just a gesture of benevolence, but a salute to the
shared devotion to life on the water—a nod that It acknowledges the call
of the open sea running through our veins. 

 

MUSKET COVE FIJI

 

6) NEIAFU VAVA'U 🇹🇴 TONGA

A rare sight in Tonga. Completely calm waters

A rare sight in Tonga. Completely calm waters

SY CATWEAZLE  🇬🇧 Harriet & Russell - Allures 45′

CATWEAZLECATWEAZLE

Vava'u,
a picturesque island group within the Kingdom of Tonga, stands as a
serene haven for small yachts . Nestled in the northern part of Tonga
the  Vava'u archipelago boasts a unique blend of natural beauty,
welcoming local culture, and inviting waters that welcomes sailors from
around the world. This maze like  destination offers a myriad of
anchorages for small yachts to explore its cruising grounds.

Vava'u Tonga

Vava'u's
charm lies in its breathtaking landscapes, where lush green hills meet
cerulean waters, creating a stunning backdrop for sailing adventures.
The island group encompasses numerous sheltered anchorages, secluded
coves, and pristine beaches. Most anchorages provide a calm sanctuary,
offering a tranquil refuge for sailors to drop anchor, unwind, and
immerse themselves in the beauty of nature.

 

 

The
archipelago is renowned for its vibrant underwater world, making it a
paradise for snorkelers and divers alike. Beneath the surface, coral
reefs burst with life, showcasing an intricate tapestry of colors and
marine species. Small yachts can anchor near snorkeling and diving
hotspots, offering easy access to this underwater wonderland teeming
with tropical fish, vibrant corals, and even the chance to swim
alongside majestic humpback whales during the annual migration season.

 The
warmth of the Tongan culture is an integral part of the Vava'u
experience. The locals, known for their genuine hospitality, greet
sailors with open arms. Visiting the local villages is an opportunity to
engage in cultural exchanges, learn traditional customs, and savor
Tongan cuisine. The Tongan people's genuine smiles and warm interactions
create an enriching experience that leaves an indelible mark on the
hearts of visiting sailors.

Mango Cafe

Mango Cafe & dinghy dock 

Community and Camaraderie:

The
small yachting community that gravitates toward Vava'u fosters a strong
sense of camaraderie among fellow sailors. Small businesses in the area
provide essential amenities and opportunities to connect with other
adventurers. The exchange of stories, tips, and experiences adds to the
allure of Vava'u as a place where friendships are forged and shared
passions are celebrated.

In
essence, Vava'u encapsulates the essence of a quintessential yachting
paradise. Its azure waters, captivating landscapes, hospitable locals,
and vibrant marine life converge to create an idyllic haven for small
yachts. Every voyage through its cruising grounds reveals new wonders,
ensuring that sailors leave with cherished memories and a longing to
return to the tranquil embrace of Vava'u, Tonga.

 

Neiafu Harbor

 

7)  BLACKBIRDING 

Kanaka workers in a sugar cane plantation in Queensland, late 19th century.

 Kanaka workers in a sugar cane plantation in Queensland, late 19th century.

The practice of "blackbirding"
in the mid to late 1800s in the South Pacific refers to the recruitment
of coerced labor of Pacific Islanders, primarily from Melanesia and
Polynesia, to work on plantations in other parts of the world. It was
driven by the demand for cheap labor to work on sugar cane, cotton, and
other agricultural plantations.

Para (ship) South Sea Islanders, recruited for the Queensland cane fields, being carried in boats to the Para. (Descriptions supplied with photograph). The English artist who produced this drawing, William Twizell Wawn, captained ships between 1875 and 1891.

Para (ship) South Sea Islanders, recruited for the Queensland cane fields, being carried in boats to the Para. 
William Twizell Wawn, captained ships between 1875 and 1891. 

The
demand for labor during the 4 year US Civil War lead to an increase in
the practice of black birding. The war and subsequent union victory and
end of slavery meant a continued  need for labor on plantations to
produce cotton and sugar cane. This resulted in an intensified
recruitment of Pacific Islanders through blackbirding to meet the offshore labor needs.

these exploitative labour market practices in the sugar industry started in 1863 – almost 60 years after Britain and the United States had made slave trading illegal.

Exploitative
labor market practices in the sugar industry started in 1863 – almost
60 years after Britain and the United States had made slave trading
illegal.

Tens
of thousands of Pacific Island laborers were brought to Australia from
neighboring Melanesian and Polynesian islands.  In particularly
Queensland, during the late 19th century used these indentured laborers
for work on sugarcane plantations. Estimates suggest around 60,000 to
80,000 humans were involved.

Fiji
was another major destination and saw a significant influx of
blackbirded laborers, with estimates ranging from 60,000 to 70,000
individuals. The sugarcane industry in Fiji heavily relied on coerced
labor.

The deportations began in 1906 and continued until 1908. More than 7500 South Sea Islanders were returned to their home country, though some had arrived in Australia at such a young age they would have had no memory of it. About 2500 Pacific Islanders stayed in Australia.

In
Australia and other colonial powers involved in black birding,
legislative measures were introduced to regulate and eventually restrict
the recruitment of labor from Pacific Island nations. These measures
aimed to improve labor conditions and protect the rights of indigenous
populations. The practices associated with blackbirding were
increasingly criticized by humanitarian and human rights advocates
internationally. Reports of abuse, mistreatment, and exploitation of
laborers led to growing pressure on countries involved in the practice
to address these concerns. In various regions, including Australia and
Fiji, labor reforms were introduced to address the unethical practices
associated with blackbirding. The goal was to ensure fair treatment,
appropriate wages, and better working conditions for laborers.
Indigenous communities in affected regions began advocating for their
rights and raising awareness about the mistreatment and exploitation
they faced due to blackbirding. Their efforts contributed to increased
attention on the issue and the need for change. As economies evolved and
industries changed, the demand for labor through blackbirding
diminished. Economic factors, coupled with increased awareness of
ethical concerns, contributed to the decline of the practice. By the
early 20th century, blackbirding had largely faded as a widespread
practice due to a combination of the factors mentioned above. Many
countries introduced laws and reforms to prevent the recruitment of
labor through coercion and deception. While the formal abolition of
blackbirding marked an important step in ending the exploitative
practices, it's important to recognize that the legacy of blackbirding
continues to impact affected communities to this day. The efforts to
remember this history, address its consequences, and promote awareness
of human rights and social justice continue in the affected regions.

bundaberg 1895

The deportations  began
in 1906 and continued until 1908. More than 7,500 South Sea Islanders
were returned to their home country, though some had arrived in
Australia at such a young age they would have had no memory of their
exact origin.  Indenture ceased in Fiji in 1911.

SUGRA PRICE HISTORY.

200+ years of sugar pricing 

The official Australian South Sea Islander flag initially designed in consultation with the ASSI community. The flag was formally adopted in 1998 by ASSIUC. The colour scheme incorporates colours resonant to people with forebears of which the three quarters of the trade were taken from the 83 islands of Vanuatu and are represented through colours green, gold and black, a third of the trade was from the Solomon Islands represented with blue, white, green. The overall flag is inclusive other parts of the South Pacific affected by Blackbirding as we are connected through the ocean blue and white stars.

The
official Australian South Sea Islander flag initially designed in
consultation with the ASSI community. The flag was formally adopted in
1998. The color scheme incorporates colors resonant to people with
forebears of which the three quarters of the trade were taken from the
83 islands of Vanuatu and are represented through colors green, gold and
black, a third of the trade was from the Solomon Islands represented
with blue, white, green. The overall flag is inclusive other parts of
the South Pacific affected by Blackbirding as we are connected through
the ocean blue and white stars.

8) ELECTRICAL BOAT HOW TO  

 

https://oceanposse.com/events/boat-how-to-ocean-posse-seminar-sat-sep-2-2023/

 

SAT Sept 2 - we have a zoominar with Nigel Calder introducing BOATHOWTO

BOAT HOW TO & OCEAN POSSE SEMINAR – SAT SEP 2 2023

We are please to announce an introduction to BOAT HOW TO and their most comprehensive online learning   system.

This ZOOM introduction is hosted by NIGEL CALDER

INTRODUCTIONS TO THE FOLLOWING YACHT ELECTRICAL SYSTEM TOPICS

  •     Properly sizing conductors ( q&a )
  •     Making reliable connections ( q&a )
  •     Batteries The Charging System  ( q&a )
  •     Best practices of monitoring and improving your electrical system ( q&a )
  •     Adding appropriate over current protection ( q&a )
  •     Check before you head out ( q&a )
  •     Simple troubleshooting techniques ( q&a )
  •     Emergency repairs, parts and tools ( q&a )
  •     Back Up system ( q&a )

TIME

Sat Sept 2 @ 7 AM Pacific Time 10 AM Eastern Time 4 PM Spain - follow the link above to the zoom link 

  https://oceanposse.com/events/boat-how-to-ocean-posse-seminar-sat-sep-2-2023/

Nigel’s Story

 

Nigel
got into motorcycles and sailing dinghies as a teenager, and has never
been far from mechanical things and boats ever since. He has a BA in
Philosophy from Exeter University (UK) and an MSc in Operations Research
from Sussex University. In a varied career, before becoming a full-time
sailing writer, with a focus on marine technical systems, he worked on
automotive assembly lines, in foundries and machine shops, and on
offshore oil production platforms.

He
and his wife, Terrie, built a couple of 70-foot canal boats (on which
they lived in England), and a 39-foot Ingrid cutter. They then sailed a
Pacific Seacraft 40 for 5 years, following which they had a Malo 45
built in Sweden. This was sold to be replaced by the same boat but with
an experimental electrical distribution and propulsion system.

It
has been used for extensive testing of cutting edge systems, including a
4-year European Union funded project (HyMar), of which Nigel was the
Technical Director, investigating the applicability of hybrid
technologies to marine propulsion systems. Based on data collected
during the HyMar project, Nigel initiated, and was a lead developer in, a
multi-year project resulting in the award-winning advanced generator
technology now sold under the Integrel brand name.

Nigel
and Terrie have sailed in the North Sea, the Atlantic as far north as
the Faroe Islands and as far south as Portugal, the U.S. east coast, the
Bahamas and extensively in the Caribbean, with Pippin (now aged 37) and
Paul (36) augmenting the crew along the way. In addition to his books
on boat systems and hundreds of magazine articles, he has also authored a
‘Cruising Guide to the Northwest Caribbean’, ‘Cuba: A Cruising Guide’,
‘Nigel Calder’s Cruising Handbook: a Compendium for Coastal and Offshore
Sailors’ and ‘How to Read a Nautical Chart’. He recently released a
memoir of his family’s first long cruise titled ‘Shakedown Cruise’.

Nigel
is currently the Technical Editor and/or Associate Editor of
PassageMaker, Professional Boatbuilder, Sail, and Ocean Navigator
magazines and a consultant on marine energy issues. He has recently
joined marine energy systems company OceanPlanet Energy as a mechanism
to continue his passion for constantly improving boat electrical
systems.

Nigel
is a 30-year veteran of the American Boat and Yacht Council’s
Electrical Project Technical Committee, which writes the U.S. standards
for recreational boat electrical systems, and a founder member of
www.BoatHowTo.com, the online marine technical education site which is
at the heart of today’s discussion.’

Dr. Jan C. Athenstädt

Jan
runs KlabauterKiste, the German online magazine for boatowners and
Klabauter-Shop, an online shop for boat electrics as well as
BootsBastler.org, a German online community for people who love “messing
about in boats”.

He holds a PhD in computer science and loves to teach people new skills.

ver since he set foot on his grandfather’s boat as a child, Jan has been dreaming of sailing around the world.

During
his studies in computer science, he has worked as a deckhand and bosun
on tall ships such as the Schooner Zodiac and the Bark Europa, sailing
well over 10,000 miles on the world’s oceans and making it all the way
down to Antarctica. In recent years, he has been responsible for
rewiring and maintaining the technical systems on various yachts, such
as the research vessel Aldebaran.

Jan
holds a PhD from Konstanz University and a master’s degree from
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. (Both in Computer Science, but for
his PhD he worked with archaeologists in the Caribbean, using network
science to reconstruct pre-Columbian voyages.) He also studied for a
year at the University of Washington in Seattle on a Fulbright grant,
which gave him the opportunity to explore the beautiful Pacific
Northwest and British Columbia.

When
he bought his Laurin32 Ahora in north Germany to prepare it for
extensive cruising, he noticed that there is very little reliable
information on the internet about boat electrics and mechanics. So he
started the German online magazine KlabauterKiste where he publishes
technical advice as well as stories about boatbuilding and refit
projects.

In
order to help boatowners acquire supplies for their rewiring projects,
he started his online store Klabauter-Shop, where people can order
everything from a simple cable lug to a high end radar system. 

9) THE BANK ISLAND 🇻🇺 VANUATU  

the banks vanuatu torba province

The Banks Islands (in Bislama Bankis)
are a group of islands in northern Vanuatu. Together with the Torres
Islands to their northwest, they make up the northernmost province of
Torba.  

Entracne to Ureparapara

To
the east of these larger islands lie a number of smaller ones. The
furthest north of them 31 mi  northeast of Ureparapara, is Vet
Tagde (also known as Vot Tande or Vot Ganai), which is an extinct
volcano that last erupted 3.5 million years ago.   Ureparapara (also known as Parapara means  "full of slopes"  ), is an old volcanic cone that has been breached by the sea, forming a bay, known as Divers Bay, on its east coast.

 Ureparapara entrance

 Ureparapara Entrance 

Anchored in Dives Bay

Anchored in Dives bay Ureparapara 

ROWA

Other small islands in this eastern chain in the Banks Island group include the Rowa Islands
(also called the Reef Islands), which are a few very small, low islands
on a coral atoll and are unihabited. Mota Lava is the largest and
highest (411 m) of this eastern chain of islands; off its southern
coast, attached by high corals that can be waded through at low tide, is
the tiny islet of Ra. The islands of Mota, Merig, and Merelava complete
the southeastern part of the archipelago.

GAUA

The
largest island is Gaua (formerly called Santa Maria), which has a
rugged terrain, rising to Mount Gharat, an active volcano at the centre
of the island, at 797 m (2,615 ft). Gaua's freshwater Lake Letas, in its
volcanic crater, is the largest lake in Vanuatu. A slightly smaller
island in the group, Vanua Lava, is higher, at 946 m (3,104 ft); it too
has an active volcano: Mount Suretamate (also spelled Süretimiat or
Sere'ama, 921 m (3,022 ft)). To the east of Vanua Lava are two islets in
the groupo, Ravenga and Kwakea (also spelled Qakea). Sola, the
provincial capital, is on Vanua Lava. 

SY CARINTHIA '09  

     

10) THE PASSAGE TO NEW ZEALAND 

ZOOM WEBINAR SEP 30 2023

Should I stay or should I go ?

 

https://oceanposse.com/events/the-passage-to-new-zealand-presented-by-ocean-tactics/

 

YOUR PASSAGE TO NEW ZEALAND 
presented by  John Martin from Ocean Tactics

JOHN MARTIN
 

South Pacific Posse

 


SEASON '24 SIGN UP STARTS IN DECEMBER 

11) CLOUD NINE 🇫🇯 FIJI
SPONSORS THE SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE

 

CLOUD 9

 

CLOUD 9 🇫🇯 FIJI

12) SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE  
🏆 
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  • MOST UNWELCOME VISITOR ONBOARD ✔ 
  • HIGHEST WIND RECORDED ✔ 
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  • COURAGE AWARD 

Burgee Back

South Pacific Posse '23 BUrgee Front

13)  "AND THEY ARE UNDERWAY"
 FLEET TRACKING FOR PARTICIPANTS  
 

 

Tracking

 

 About Tracking:

Designed to give interesting parties  an overview. For specific vessel details including their float plan,
latest updates, changes, positions and specific location related
questions please contact each vessel directly.  If you are on
passage let us know and the fleet can monitor your progress.

https://pacificposse.com/add-to-tracking

14) CORRUPTION ALERT ⚠️ AMERICAN SAMOA 🇦🇸

AMERICAN SAMOA - an  unincorporated US TERRITORY FEATURES SOME CORRUPT OFFICIALS AS REPORTED BY SEVERAL VESSELS 

While
currently these "facilitation fees" without receipts  are
relatively small this sets a dangerous precedence and we plan on
reaching out to law enforcement. Corruption is usually the first step in
a bureaucrats downfall. It's ok to offer officials some food or non
alcoholic beverages upon clearing in  paying under the table fees
is ill advised and illegal - pleas email any reports to
registration@pacificposse.com ( anonymous ok ) we will start beating the
drums on behalf of all seafarers.

CORRUTPTION IN AMERICAN SAMOA

QUICK FACT :
THE
U.S. Department of the Interior Interior provided $26.6 Million to
American Samoa for Fiscal Year 2022 Government Operations  - for a
link to how much agency support the US government provides AS
follow this link >>

15) FREE ACCESS TO GOOD NAUTICAL  

IF
YOU ARE SIGNED UP FOR THE  '23 SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE  you will
be assigned  access credentials to GOODNAUTICAL South Pacific
regions 

 
 

 

Good Nautical

 

CONSIDER MAKING A TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION TO GOOD NAUTICAL 

https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/goodnautical

 

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NEW CALEDONIA'S ANCHORAGES ARE IN GOOD NAUTICAL 

16) HISTORIC PORTS ⚓ OF THE  PACIFIC 
LAHAINA HAWAI'I

The Port of Lahaina goes back almost two centuries since Lahaina was the capital of the Kingdom of Hawaii from 1820 to 1845.

 Lahaina Harbor
 Lahaina Harbor

Historic View of Lahaina by J G Sawkins

Lahaina 3

The
Old Lahaina Fort was originally built in 1831 by Hoapili, the Royal
Governor of Maui. He built the fort to protect the town from riotous
sailors when Lahaina was used as an anchorage for the North Pacific
whaling fleet.

After
the fort was demolished in 1854, a courthouse was built on the site. A
portion of the old Lahaina Fort was reconstructed in 1964.  

Lahaina

Whaling
ships hunting sperm whales in the Pacific began to arrive in Hawaiʻi in
1819, and many ships anchored in Honolulu and Lahaina. The impact of
the whaling fleets on the Hawaiian Islands during the reign of
Kamehameha III (1825–1854) shaped the entire Hawaiian economy and was
the primary source of income for the islands until the discovery of oil
in Titusville, Pennsylvania in 1859 and the onset of the American Civil
War (1861–1865).

Kamehameha III and Kalama, ca. 1850

Kamehameha III and Kalama, ca. 1850

 Ships
would generally seek repairs in Honolulu, but captains preferred
anchoring off Lahaina because of its easy access from the Lahaina Roads
and for the fresh provisions available in town. According to Henry L.
Sheldon, "the business of the entire population was the furnishing of
supplies to whalers and entertaining the crews". Sailors who had been
hunting whales for months at a time went to Lahaina to drink grog and
meet women.

LAHAINA

By
1825 a kapu prohibiting women from going out to ships for the purpose
of prostitution was proclaimed by the Hawaiian chiefs (ali'i ). Enraged
that they could not cajole, coax, or coerce Hawaiian women into
violating the kapu, the sailors turned their frustrations on the
American missionaries, whom they blamed for the emergence of this new
unreasonably strict moral law.

Whalers
opposed any rules governing alcohol and prostitution, and blamed
missionaries for influencing the Kingdom of Hawaii to enforce such
rules. Riots broke out at least four times—in 1825, 1826, 1827, and
1843. In the 1827 riots, sailors on the John Palmer fired their cannons
at the home of missionary William Richards and threatened the safety of
the community.

Lahina

Queen
Kaʻahumanu (1768–1832) visited Maui in February 1832, just months
before she died, to support the construction of a new fort to protect
the town from whalers. With her help, Hoapili (1775–1840), Royal
Governor of Maui, built the fort on the Lahaina waterfront and it was
completed within a month. The fort was constructed from coral blocks
with walls approximately 15–20 feet high topped with 47 cannons. An 1848
inventory lists 6 large cannons, 21 small cannons, 6 breech-loaders,
and 8 which did not work. The fort stored quantities of gunpowder, guns,
rifles, and swords, and was used as a prison. Sailors who docked at
Lahaina were subject to a sunset curfew; it they did not return to their
ship when the drums sounded they would be imprisoned in the fort.

John Stobart - Lahaina Maui: The Whaling Brig

John Stobart - Lahaina Maui: The Whaling Brig "Isabella" Arriving In 1865

In
1841, American naval officer Charles Wilkes (1798–1877) visited Lahaina
Fort as commanding officer of the United States Exploring Expedition.
Wilkes observed, "After the king's palace, the fort is the most
conspicuous object: it is of little account, however, as a defence,
serving chiefly to confine unruly subjects and sailors in.

As
the whaling industry declined and the California Gold Rush gained
prominence in the late 1840s, Hawaii's population dropped, and
infectious disease epidemics contributed to the loss of local
populations. The fort was restored in 1847 but was now used more as a
prison than for defending the Kingdom. The cannons were rusting and the
fort was mostly empty of personnel except for a few soldiers and the
Governor of Maui who lived there. When Henry Augustus Wise visited in
1848, he met James Young (1797–1851), then Governor of Maui, who was
living in the fort.

Wise
wrote that it was: "an oddly assorted battery of some thirty pieces of
artillery, of all sorts of carriages and calibre—long, short, and
mediums; they command the usual anchorage, and no doubt do very well to
prevent any acts of violence from merchant ships; but it is a question,
if, at the second discharge of shot, they do not tumble to pieces."

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A double rainbow in our Tahiti anchorage.

A double rainbow in our Tahiti anchorage.  🇵🇫 French Polynesia 
SY FIRST LIGHT 

SY FIRST LIGHT  🇺🇸 Don & Julie  -  Hallberg Rassy 39′

FIRST LIGHT DonFIRST LIGHT Julie

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3)   PICTURES OF THE WEEK

PICTURES OF THE WEEK

SY WANDERLUST 🇺🇸 Kristin & Fabio - Seawind 52′

WANDERLUST FabioWANDERLUST KristiWANDERLUST Crew

WHEN 90 DAYS ARE UP   🇵🇫
IT'S TIME TO LEAVE FRENCH POLYNESIA 

HAPPY

Well, our 90 day visa time in Polynesia is coming to an end. We will soon be making for Tonga.  

Lavender coral in the shallows off Tahiti.

Lavender coral in the shallows off Tahiti.

First Light entering Opunohu Bay on Moorea, where Capt Cook once anchored.

First Light entering Opunohu Bay on Moorea, where Capt Cook once anchored.

SY FIRST LIGHT  🇺🇸 Don & Julie  -  Hallberg Rassy 39′

FIRST LIGHT DonFIRST LIGHT Julie

I TAHITI 🇵🇫 HEIVA'S 

NINA

The History of Heiva

Music
and dance have always been a central part of  Polynesian culture.
Tahitian dance, or "Ori Tahiti," is one of the most sophisticated and
ritualized art forms of all time. However, it was not always practiced
as freely in Tahiti as it is today. When European Protestant
missionaries arrived in the 19th century, they found such "erotic"
displays to be offensive and King Pomare II legally banned the tradition
in 1819. Thankfully, the Tahitian people found a way to keep dance
alive, practicing the ritual in secret and passing on the tradition in
anticipation for its revival.

After Tahiti was annexed by France in 1881,
the Heiva festival began to take shape. At that time, the event was
called Tiurai – a derivation of the word July. It was meant to coincide
with France's national holiday known as Bastille Day, which is still
celebrated every year on July 14th. On this one day, France allowed
Polynesians to partake in their traditional celebrations. The first
festival included games, entertainment and singing, but dance was still
somewhat restricted, forcing them to perform a much more "sanitized"
version of Tahitian dance.

It
wasn't until 1956 that Madeleine Moua, a high school principal from
Papeete, spearheaded the full revival of Tahitian dance by forming the
dance troupe Heiva Tahiti. Soon after, traditional dance resumed its
rightful place as a vibrant part of Tahitian culture. Then in 1985,
Tahiti obtained greater political autonomy from France and they renamed
the festival Heiva I Tahiti.

 The History of Heiva Music and dance have always been a central part of Polynesian culture. Tahitian dance, or

SY ENJOY   🇺🇸  Don & Nina - Lagoon 42′

ENJOY NinaENJOY Don

4) MALEKULA 🇻🇺 VANUATU

Vanuatu STreams

Cascades - located on Vanuatu’s Malekula Island

Water Stream

Chief Setla giving us a tour of his waterfalls on Malekula. 

NEVAN

Supposedly his dad killed and ate the guy and kept the skull.

David

 SY DREAMER  David & Gerne - Caliber 40lrv’

DREAMER CrewDREAMER GerneDREAMER David
Malekula

Malekula 🇻🇺 Vanuatu  and several anchorage off the second largest island in Vanuatu  are in Good Nautical

5) THE BACK BEAT🥁 IN FP   

 Cyrolia

For
questions on the best time and conditions for a trip back from the
leeward island to the windward islands within the society island Alan is
your man - he has done this "beat" numerous times.

CYROLIA

SY CYROLIA 🇫🇷 Alan - Jeanneau 53′

CYROLIA Alan

6) NIUATOPUTAPU 🇹🇴 TONGA

CATWEAZLE

Niuatoputapa Tonga and it's  challenging reef pass.
A
view from the volcanic island north. Its name means sacred island.
Older European names for the island are Traitors Island or Keppel
Island.

Niuatoputapu

In
January 2010, the Tonga Broadcasting Commission sent a television crew
to Niuatoputapu to interview the survivors of the September 2009 tsunami
in Samoa Islands Region. The documentary team interviewed over 50
people, and  took along an artist, Soakimi Maka Finau, who drew 31
sketches from the survivors’ descriptions of the tsunami. The one-hour
documentary called “Niuatoputapu after the Tsunami of 2009”, was
broadcast by Television Tonga in March 2010.

This
book is based on the documentary, along with three other interviews
recorded on October 3, 2010, at the Vaiola Hospital in Nuku‘alofa, where
several injured survivors had been evacuated for treatment. It also
includes photographs and diagrams.

Download English version here.

CERULEAN

GPS - GPX
tracks from SY Sea Casa on Sat, 09/01/2018 - 09:44.vessel going though
the challengig path of Niuatoputapu are in Good Nautical

SY CERULEAN   🇳🇿 Helen & Stephen - Seastream 43 Mk3′

CERULIANCERULIAN
Niuatoputapu tafahi tonga - Public domain vintage map

Niuatoputapu Tafahi Tonga - Public domain vintage map

7) SOCIETY ISLANDS  M'OOREA 

Passage Pictures 

Pictures from Moorea, and a cool shot of my two kiddies sitting together next to ancient Polynesian ruins...kinda neat

Mo'orea
it's known for its jagged volcanic mountains and beaches and lush
interior. Inland, hiking trails wind through rainforest on the slopes of
Mount Tohivea.  

The Bay

In the north, Mount Rotui overlooks picturesque Ōpūnohu Bay ( above) and the settlements around Cook's Bay.  

Belvedere Lookout Moorea

Belvedere Lookout on Mo'orea with Cook's Bay on the right

and a cool shot of my two kiddies sitting together next to ancient Polynesian ruins...kinda neat

a cool shot of my two kiddies sitting together next to ancient Polynesian ruins...kinda neat

 SY MONSOON   🇺🇸  Travis, Yeen Yee, Rowan , Everyn - Fuji 32′

MONSOON Yeen YeeMONSOON CrewMONSOON Crew

     

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9) KADAVU  🇫🇯  FIJI 

Kadavu Island - Anchor check 

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Kadavu is best known for the Great Astrolabe Reef.

The
Astrolabe Reef runs along Kadavu’s southern shore then arcs north-east
passed Ono Island up to Buliya Island – famous for manta ray snorkeling.

Named
after the French ship Astrolabe, the Great Astrolabe Reef, is a
breeding ground for big fish like tuna, marlin, giant Trevally and
sharks. Gaps in the reef can be subject to strong currents, but these
also bring in the nutrients which feed everyone along the food chain,
from the soft corals, to the reef fish, to the big fish. 

The
environment makes for adventurous and colorful diving, with sites like
Naiqoro Passage where you can experience big fish action against a
background of colorful soft coral coated walls. 

Access
to a range of dive sites from the 63m long Pacific Voyager Wreck, to
the Muto Marine Protected area and the Great Astrolabe Reef.

 

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 SY SEAGLUB 🇺🇸 Chris - Hylas 46′

SEAGLUB Chris

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Vavau

Vavaʿu
Group, island cluster of Tonga, in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. The
group comprises two chains, one coral and the other volcanic. To the
east lie uplifted coral islands, including Vavaʿu Island, the largest.
Vavaʿu with an active volcano rising to 600 feet, was discovered in 1781
by Spanish explorer Francisco Antonio Mourelle, who named it Amargura
(Spanish for “bitterness”) because of his disappointment at being able
to obtain neither food nor fresh water.

VAVA'U

Vavaʿu
Island has a fine sheltered harbour and several unique coastal caves.
It is the site of Neiafu, the group’s administrative headquarters. Its
fertile soil yields corn (maize), breadfruit, yams, and copra, the last
for export. An airport is located at Lupepauʿu, in the northern part of
the island. Because of the myriad of islands to the south of Vavaʿu
Island and its many fine beaches and protected anchorages.

Visit Tonga: 2023 Archipelago of Vava'U

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12) THE RAINBOW WARRIOR 
NZ vs FRANCE 

French nuclear test, Licorne, at Mururoa Atoll

Speaking of Oppenheimer ... 

Between 1966 and 1996, the French government conducted 193 nuclear weapon tests in the islands of the South Pacific. These 

Tests

The
Rainbow Warrior was a Greenpeace flagship vessel used for environmental
activism and protests. On July 10, 1985, it was docked at the port of
Auckland, New Zealand, preparing for a campaign against French nuclear
testing in the South Pacific. France was conducting nuclear tests in the
region, which raised environmental and safety concerns, and Greenpeace
sought to draw attention to this issue.

In
what became a highly controversial and tragic event, French
intelligence agents bombed the Rainbow Warrior while it was berthed in
Auckland's Waitematā Harbour. The explosion sank the vessel and resulted
in the death of Fernando Pereira, a Portuguese photographer and
Greenpeace activist.

The
incident caused outrage both in New Zealand and internationally. It was
quickly revealed that French agents were behind the attack, which
further strained relations between New Zealand and France.

In
the aftermath of the bombing, the French government initially denied
any involvement. However, evidence soon emerged, and under mounting
international pressure, France eventually admitted responsibility for
the attack. The agents involved in the bombing were captured by New
Zealand authorities, but they were later released as part of a
diplomatic resolution between the two countries.

Thirty-two years after the Rainbow Warrior bombing, unrepentant French spy Christine Cabon is found

The Rainbow Warrior bombing, unrepentant French spy Christine Cabon  

The
Rainbow Warrior incident led to significant tensions between New
Zealand and France. New Zealand's Prime Minister at the time, David
Lange, condemned the attack and took a strong stance against French
actions. In response, New Zealand imposed sanctions on France, which
included economic and diplomatic measures.

One
of the most significant consequences of this diplomatic spat was the
downgrading of diplomatic relations between the two countries. France
withdrew its ambassador from New Zealand, and for a period, the
relationship between the two nations was severely strained.

In
subsequent years, however, the relationship gradually improved, and
diplomatic ties were eventually restored. The incident left a lasting
impact on New Zealand's stance on nuclear disarmament and environmental
activism, as well as its foreign policy approach towards France and
other nations.

The
bombing of the Rainbow Warrior remains a poignant reminder of the
importance of peaceful activism and the consequences of state-sponsored
actions against peaceful protesters.

The Rainbow Warrior is in Marsden Wharf in Auckland Harbour after the bombing by French secret service agents.

The
level of animosity between New Zealand and France had significantly
diminished since the Rainbow Warrior incident in 1985. Over the years,
both countries have worked to rebuild their relationship and have
engaged in various diplomatic efforts to move past the incident.

The
reconciliation process has been aided by France's formal apology for
the bombing and the recognition of the incident's tragic consequences.
Additionally, the conviction and punishment of the French agents
involved in the attack also played a role in easing tensions.

 

 

Video of a day at the Rainbow Warrior memorial in Matauri Bay, NZ

Sunsets Galore

13) SPECIAL EVENT IN TAHITI THIS WEEKEND

July 21st to 24th, we do organize an event in Tahiti  

We
also offer the cruisers the opportunity to invite a local inhabitant
during a day sail, to improve relationships between cruisers and
population. 

The Tahiti Moorea Sailing RDV is a annual 4-day event that

aims to give a warm Polynesian welcome to cruising sailors,

The 15 mn crossing from Tahiti to Moorea will be conducted

as a rally, not a race.

One large starting line will be set up outside the pass of Papeete

between the two race committee speed boats.

10:30 am start for all boats, given by flag sequence and on VHF 8.

Finish line is the outer set of red and green buoys

marking the Opunohu Bay entrance channel.

Permanent priority must be given to ferries and other commercial

traffic operating in the Tahiti-Moorea channel.

Please Note: If weather conditions prohibit an arrival before

3:00pm, the organizing committee can shorten the race by

announcing a finishing line offshore.

FRIDAY JULY 21

Welcome to TAHITI reception & cocktail

• 2:00 pm: Meet in the garden

of Papeete City Hall, the Mairie de Papeete.

Check in with our team at the committee booth and receive your welcome

kit (information folder, skippers’ briefing documents, T-Shirts, etc.). Meet

our partners from Tahiti, Australia, Tonga, Fiji, New Zealand and Vanuatu.

• 3:30 pm: Skippers’ briefing about navigation

in Moorea and the Leewards islands.

• 5:30 pm to 7:00pm: Welcome speech & cocktail

for fleet members offered by the South Pacific Sailing

Network (SPSN). Live Polynesian dance and music.

SATURDAY JULY 22

Sailing rally TAHITI TO MOOREA

• 10:30 am: Rally/race (“cruise-in-company”)

starts from Tahiti to Moorea.

By 9:00 or 9:30 am sailboats should leave Papeete Harbor, Arue and

Punaauia marinas, motoring to the pass of Papeete. Fleet will gather

outside the main entrance to Papeete Harbor for the 10:am start of

this (no-pressure) sailing rally to Moorea’s Opunohu Bay. Start of the

rally will be outside the coral reef of Papeete’s pass and in between

two speedboats of the organizing committee.

Finish line will be in the entrance pass of Opunohu Bay. Anchor inside

the bay, in the moorings areas allocated by PGEM.

5:00 pm: Dinghy ashore on the floating

pontoons of the small marina on the Kellum

domain. (Back of the bay.)

Sailors welcomed with music and flowers. Mingle with fleet members.

Register your team for Sunday’s outrigger canoe races. Conference

about traditional navigation.

• 7:00pm: Optional dinner in the marina

restaurant (with prior registration only).

SUNDAY JULY 23 – MOOREA

Sample Polynesian traditional sports and cultural exchanges

• 7:00 am: Moorea fresh baguette delivered

to each boat early in the morning

• 9:00 am: Dinghy ashore for a fun day of

traditional Polynesian sports in the magnificent botanical

garden of Kellum’s estate.

Local experts will demonstrate and cruisers can test their skills. The

highlight of the day will be the six-person outrigger canoe races,

where cruisers join local paddlers in a series of races.

• Noon: Optional lunch (Spit-roasted veal and polynesian

buffet : 4000 XPF/pers with prior registration only).

• 2:30 pm: Awards ceremony

and Tahitian dance show.

MONDAY JULY 24 – MOOREA

• 9:00 am: Presentation by SPSN partners of highly informative

seminars on cruising Fiji, Tonga, New Zealand, and Vanuatu.

Complimentary beverages and croissants.

event in Tahiti

Registration for the four days of festivities and seminars

5000 XPF per
person (includes event T-shirt, Cocktails, flower leis, all activities
& entertainment, outrigger canoe race, live dances, fresh bread
delivery, trophies...)

14) "AND THEY ARE UNDERWAY"
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16) HISTORIC PORTS ⚓ OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC 
SUVA  FIJI

SUVA QUUENS WHARF

Queen's Wharf

Queen’s
wharf was originally the main wharf for Suva. It was connected to Pier
Street before the area underwent land reclamation works. It was
dismantled in 1921 and replaced by the larger King’s Wharf at the
present site in Walu Bay.

Queen Elizabeth II arrives in Suva, Fiji from the Royal yacht and is presented a bouquet of flowers by Fijian girl Adi Kaunilotuma who sat down in front of her on the carpet during the royal visit to Fiji, February 1963. (Photo by Daily Mirror/Mirrorpix/Mirrorpix via Getty Images)

Queen
Elizabeth II arrives in Suva, Fiji from the Royal yacht and is
presented a bouquet of flowers by Fijian girl Adi Kaunilotuma who sat
down in front of her on the carpet during the royal visit to Fiji in
1963. 

The Grand Pacific Hotel - Picture of Grand Pacific Hotel, Viti Levu

The Grand Pacific Hotel - 100% Colonial Style

SUVA HARBOUR

Suva,
capital, chief port, and commercial centre of Fiji, in the South
Pacific Ocean. The city lies on the southeast coast of Viti Levu, Fiji's
principal island. Founded in 1849, Suva became the capital in 1882 and
was made a city in 1952; it is now one of the largest urban centers in
the South Pacific islands.

Suva

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SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE 
FLEET UPDATE 

July 1, 2022

1) THE FLEET CONTINUES WESTWARD 

2) KIRIBATI OPENS UP 

 
 
 

South Pacific Posse 13 Particpant Flag States

1) GO WEST 

As French Polynesia's 90 day visas end the fleet is making it's way out of
French Polynesia - Cook Islands, American Samoa, etc etc QUICK FACT -
There are 10,000 more islands beyond Bora Bora in the South Pacific

 

SOUTH PACIFIC FLEET UPDATE LOCATION 2022-07-01

2)  KIRIBATI 🇰🇮 OPENS UP 

Kiribati

The Government of Kiribati announced, that all international travel to and
from Kiribati will return to normal on the 1st of August, 2022.

Kiribati

The official announcement also confirmed that the Government of Kiribati
has reduced the compulsory in-country quarantine days for all travelers
from seven (7) to three (3) days. 

Kiribati border reopening announcement

Kiribati is not another Tahiti, Hawaii, etc. It has very few visitors, and they
have to be prepared to "rough it." That said, there aren't many
countries where the people are more friendly.

Kiribati Location

KIRIBATI is an island group in Micronesia straddling the equator with 33 atolls.
Kiribati saw some of the worst fighting of the Pacific theater during
the Second World War, including the infamous Battle of Tarawa in
November 1943.

KIRIBATI

3) PICTURES OF THE WEEK

Blue Heeler

Blue Heeler's Rainbow

Blue Heeler

SY BLUE HEELER 🇦🇺 Alison & Wayne - Hallberg Rassy 39'

BLUE HEELER WayneBLUE HEELER Alison

4) CROSSING THE DATELINE 180° MERIDIAN 🇫🇯  FIJI 

Boat Yoga

Taveuni is the third-largest island in Fiji. The cigar-shaped island, a massive
shield volcano which rises from the floor of the Pacific Ocean across
the Somosomo Strait

Bula from Paradise Resort on Taveuni! This month I have made new tracks from Denarau to Yadua to Savusavu to Viani to Taveuni. I've just uploaded them to the Dropbox folder for your consumption. In the next few weeks I'll make my way to Fulaga, Kadavu and Beqa and share those tracks when I can. Safe sailing!

Bula from Paradise Resort on Taveuni!  This month I have made new
tracks from Denarau to Yadua to Savusavu to Viani to Taveuni.  In
the next few weeks I'll make my way to Fulaga, Kadavu and Beqa and share
those tracks when I can. 

TAVEUNI IS IN GOOD NAUTCIAL

Yes Anchorages on and near Taveuni, Fiji  are in GOOD  NAUTICAL 

Taveuni Straight

The waters in the Somosomo Strait are subject to powerful currents as a
vast amount of nutrient-rich ocean water that fuels the region's
astonishing coral growth.  

WHite Wall

The Rainbow Reef on the edge of Taveuni is one of the most famous dive
sites in the South Pacific. The Great White Wall is named because of the
white coral inhabiting the area at depths between 49 and 213 ft

Rainbow Reef

This is also a hotspot for bigger species of marine life, with plenty of
schooling fish, sharks and manta rays during the season.

Dive Sites

SY  SEAGLUB 🇺🇸 Chris - Hylas 46′

5) IBEX' LAST WEEKS IN 🇵🇫 FRENCH POLYNESIA 

IBEX

Gold at the end of the Rainbow

Cooks Bay

Cooks Bay - Mo'orea FP

Moorea

Our current anchorage in MO'OREA Cook's Bay FP named after James Cook, despite that he never sailed into here 

Sunset

Sunset Alert 

Fuel Dock Marina Tahina

Fuel Prices will go up 24 % this weekend in French Polyneisa 

Huahine

Island of HUAHINE - French Polynesia 

Huahine

The important thing: once a year the pastor has to bless the vanilla plants - or so I understood with my non existent French

The important thing: once a year the pastor has to bless the vanilla plants - or so I understood with my non existent French

Vanilla Plants in Huahine

Vanilla

Vanilla is a spice derived from orchids of the genus Vanilla. Pollination is
required to make the plants produce the fruit. In 1841, Edmond Albius, a
12-year-old slave child who lived on the French island of Réunion in
the Indian Ocean, discovered that the plant could be
hand-pollinated. 

Vanilla

Three major species of vanilla currently are grown globally, all of which
derive from a species originally found in Mesoamerica.  Hernán
Cortés is credited with introducing both vanilla and chocolate to Europe
in the 1520s. In Europe, vanilla was seen mostly as an additive to
chocolate until the French starting using vanilla to flavor ice cream.

Mont Orohena is a mountain located in the South Pacific, on the island of Tahiti. With an elevation of 2,241 metres (7,352 ft)[2] above sea level, it is the highest point of French Polynesia. Mont Orohena is an extinct volcano

The seed pods are gathered up when mature and exposed to the heat of the
tropical sun, or sometimes steamed in modern production. This damages
the pods' cell walls, and the resulting chemical reactions brown the
pods and create the signature vanilla flavor.

View

View of Mo'orea from Tahiti

Dance

We just watched a Heiva dance presentation 

We just watched a Heiva dance presentation in Bora Bora. If you come this way in July, above is the program.

If you come this way in July, above is the program.

We just watched a Heiva dance presentation in Bora Bora

The Heiva  is an expression of Polynesian culture.  The mythical
stage, the venue for this cultural event, will host song and dance
groups

Bora Bora

During World War II, the United States chose Bora Bora as a South Pacific
military supply base, and constructed an oil depot, an airstrip, a
seaplane base, and defensive fortifications. The base, known as "Operation Bobcat", comprised nine ships, 18,000 t of equipment, and nearly 7,000 soldiers. 

Roast Suckling Pig

Roast Suckling Pig  - traditional fare from Polynesian culture.  

SY IBEX 🇦🇹  Florian & Vicky- Sunbeam 42′

IBEX VickyIBEX Florian

7) PICTURE OF THE WEEK 

OHANA

SY OHANA at anchor in Bora Bora, French Polynesia  

Picture of Ohana haulout in Raiatea Carenage

Picture of Ohana haulout in Raiatea Carenage French Polynesia

 

SY OHANA 🇺🇸  Aisling & Darryl  - Lagoon 46′

OHANA AislingOHANA Darryl

8) DRIFT DIVE FAKARAVA  🇵🇫 FRENCH POLYNESIA 
 

Had a amazing dice at the south pass of fakarava for the full moon! Thousands of grouper!

Had a amazing dice at the south pass of Fakarava for the full moon! Thousands of grouper!

We Sail

Wesail's youtube chanel https://www.youtube.com/c/WEsail/videos

Tetamanu Village south pass Fakarava

Tetamanu Village south pass Fakarava

Pass Drive

SY VA / WESAIL  🇵🇦  Erica & Warren - Fountaine Pajot 44′

VA

9) SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE 
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    MOST UNWELCOME VISITOR ONBOARD ✔ 

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    SPIRIT OF EXPLORATION ✔ 

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    GOOD SAMARITAN OF THE YEAR ✔  

    NEWLY ADDED – BOAT YOGA POSE OF THE YEAR ✔

*no bill-fish

Sunsets in Vauatu

Vanuatu awaits

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13) TRACKING THE 22' PACIFIC POSSE  FLEET 
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Gargolye

SY Gargoyle captured a  sunset with the tip of Bora Bora barely visible on the horizon

SY GARGOYLE 🇨🇦  Kevin & Carla -  Beneteau 50′

GARGOYLE KevinGARGOYL Carla

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Picture of the Week

FLEET UPDATE 2022-05-13

South Pacific Posse

blovck

May 13, 2022

SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE 
FLEET UPDATE 

TOP NEWS THIS WEEK

1) FRENCH POLYNESIA 🇵🇫  FULL RESET

2) NEW ZEALAND 🇳🇿 OPENS JULY 31

3) FIJI  🇫🇯  FREE WELCOME DRINKS AT CLOUD 9

4) COOK ISLANDS 🇨🇰  OPENING 

South Pacific Posse 13 Particpant Flag States

1) FRENCH POLYNESIA 🇵🇫  FULL RESET 
  

🇵🇫

UPDATE ON PORTS OF ENTRY FRENCH POLYNESIA 

Bonjour,

I
have just recveid an email from the DPAM showing that the requirement
to request permission to enter has been lifted according an order from
the High commissioner’s office.

The
DPAM no longer requires nor will they treat any requests to enter
French Polynesia.  Below is the translated text from the DPAM.

This
also means and I have a confirmation that the restriction on entry
ports has been lifted.  It will take a week or more for the other
islands to be aware of this change.

 

I hope you all are as happy about this news as we are.

 

Cheers, Kevin.

 

Kevin

Yacht Services Nuku Hiva  Taiohae Bay, Nuku Hiva, French Polynesia

YSNukuHiva@hotmail.com +689 87 22 68 72 

Bay

Hello,
You will find attached the order HC 917 CAB of May 9, 2022 amending the
order HC 7934 CAB of November 15, 2021. This order deletes IV of
article 36 relating to reporting obligations and authorizations prior to
the arrival of pleasure boats. As a result, entry clearance requests
put in place for the COVID crisis are no longer required and will no
longer be processed. Cordially,

Hello, You will find attached the order HC 917 CAB of May 9, 2022 amending the order HC 7934 CAB of November 15, 2021. This order deletes IV of article 36 relating to reporting obligations and authorizations prior to the arrival of pleasure boats. As a result, entry clearance requests put in place for the COVID crisis are no longer required and will no longer be processed. Cordially,
French Polynesia

2)  NEW ZEALAND 🇳🇿 OPENS JULY 31

New Zealand

From
31 July 2022, New Zealand’s maritime border will reopen to currently
prohibited foreign flagged vessels including cruise ships, recreational
craft, and specialist vessels.

Further information about arriving in New Zealand via sea from 31 July will become available on the Ministry of Health website.

COVID-19 update for Private Yachts on C4G/Temporary Import entry (TIE)

In
January 2022 Customs sent out a reminder notice that the COVID-19
extension for vessels in New Zealand on C4G/Temporary Import Entry
concludes on 30 June 2022.  Customs accepts that under the current
environment there have been some that are unable to comply.
Customs has taken this into consideration and the date has now
been extended for a further 12 months.

OPUA

OPUA PORT OF ENTRY NEW ZEALAND

RESTRICTIONS  
WHAT YOU CAN NOT BRING INTO NEW ZEALAND

MAF

New
Zealand Customs Immigration and Biosecurity Officers are very friendly
but will remove all prohibited items and destroy them 

3) FIJI  🇫🇯  FREE DRINKS AT CLOUD 9 
AND NO MORE QUARANTINE 
FOR PEOPLE OR YACHTS

CLOUD 9 🇫🇯 FIJI · SPONSORS THE SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE

CLOUD 9 🇫🇯 FIJI · SPONSORS THE SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE

BULA BULA   

JUST FOR VISITING US FOR THE FIRST TIME YOU RECEIVE 2 FREE WELCOME DRINKS PER SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE YACHT 

Cloud 9

The
Iconic barrier reef location of Cloud 9 is a great spot to view,
mingle, play and relax and watch the sunset from - bring your yacht !

 CLOUD 9 🇫🇯 FIJI · SPONSORS THE SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE

JOIN US ON THE REEF FOR AN AMAZING TIME ON THIS ICONIC FIJI BARRIER REEF

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Drinks on Cloud 9

Sometimes it's nice to get off the boat and drink out of proper glass especially if the drinks are FREE

Cloud 9 Video

Download your Fji Resources 

4) COOK ISLANDS OPENING 🇨🇰  

LAgoon anchorage

COOK ISLANDS ARE OPEN VIA RAROTONGA AVIATU  

must be vaccinated 

meet normal requirements for maritime entry

meet normal immigration requirements

https://goodnautical.com/cook-islands/port-of-entry/avatiu

"Our
extremely high vaccination rate has given us a very high level of
protection against Covid, with an incredible 98% of our eligible
population aged 12 and over having had at least two vaccine doses as of
this week, along with 80% of our 5-11 year-old population." 

Kia orana tatou katoatoa, e kia manuia.

Hon Mark Brown Prime Minister, Cook Islands

Prime Minisiter

5) PICTURES OF THE WEEK 

Ibex

A beautiful sunset on our light-wind and no-waves sail to the Tuamotus ibex

MArquesas

The Spires of Ua Pou

In
1791, American Joseph Ingraham passed through the northwest group of
the Marquesas on his way to China,[  but without setting foot
there. He gave the island of Ua Pou, visible in the distance, the name
"Adam" or "Adams Island" after Vice President John Adams.

It
was also formerly known as Trevenen Island. The name Ua Pou means "two
pillars" and perfectly reflects its orography. It has also been written
as Ua Pu, Hua Pu and Ropo.

It
is considered that the real European explorer was the French
circumnavigator Étienne Marchand (1755-1793), who arrived shortly after,
on June 20, 1791, anchored with his ship Solide first in Vaiehu Bay, on
the west coast, and then off Hakahau. He remained off the island for a
total of three days, but contacts with the inhabitants during the brief
excursions ashore were limited. Marchand named the island "Île
Marchand," after his own surname.

The
arrival of the U.S. whaling ship Tuscan from Nantucket on March 4,
1835, was a prelude to other encounters with whalers, adventurers, and
someewhat shady traders in the following years, who brought firearms and
alcohol to the tribes. 

The
year of Ua Pou's final submission to French rule is considered to be
1880, when Rear Admiral Abel Bergasse Dupetit-Thouars  forcibly
removed the last resistance. The Marquesas then became a French colony.

 

It
is located about 28nm  south of Nuku Hiva, Marquesas. The island
is characterized by four high basalt pillars  the tallest Mount
Oave rises 1,230 m (4,040 ft) above sea level and is the highest
elevation in the Marquesas. 

Ua Pou
When you are the only tourists in a 100 people village, everyone knows you after 1-2 days 😀 (Kauehi Atoll / Tuamotus)

When you are the only tourists in a 100 people village, everyone knows you after 1-2 days 😀

When you are the only tourists in a 100 people village, everyone knows you after 1-2 days 😀 (Kauehi Atoll / Tuamotus)

(Kauehi Atoll / Tuamotus)

(Kauehi Atoll / Tuamotus)

SY IBEX 🇦🇹  Florian & Waltraud - Sunbeam 42′

Vicky
FLorian

6) SY VA ARRIVES IN 🇵🇫 FRENCH POLYNESIA 
 

As many times as we have probably wanted to kill each other while living on a boat we have also become a little better and a little stronger because of it. Okay maybe A LOT stronger, even if there are a few more grey hairs amongst us LOL! But despite the obvious challenges created by living on a small, isolated, susceptible, floating home that is always trying to sink, break, or kill us, we wouldn’t trade this life for anything. Reality check: Life on a boat is hard, life on a boat with your significant other, well yeah it’s fucking harder. 24/7 togetherness isn’t always rainbows and rum punches. We argue, we yell, we fight just like any other couple would on land. We have been married 4 years, and on the boat it feels more like 10. Many people who choose this life, generally speaking, have been married already for a lifetime, and have had time to figure each other out before putting themselves in a situation like living on a boat, but for us we sorta just packed it all in for our first 4 years of marriage. But it’s worked, and it’s working, and we are figuring it out together. At the end of the day we are partners and we just have each other!

WE
officially made it! After 34 days, 2400 miles, 80 eggs, 30 avocado, 50
tomatoes, 10 banana breads, 4 soaking squalls, 8 rolls of toilet paper,
and 2 bags of rice. We caught 11 fish and successfully brought on board
3.5 and possibly had the shortest record setting doldrums crossing (that
we know of)

WE have made it to The Marquesas.

Our
Pacific Ocean passage was unlike anything else. We had a solid crew and
spirits were high every step of the way. We hope you were able to
follow along on our tracker with daily blogs of our time at sea.

We have so much to catch up but for now we are eager to get our feet on some terra firma.

WE SAIL ARRIVES

WE SAIL aka "SY VA" with their South Pacific Burgee

Largest Ocean

There
is very little that could compare with the feeling of sailing across
the worlds largest OCEAN under your own skills and canvas, being at sea
and then having these islands be the first place you see. 

We Sail

Arrival in the Marquesas

LOG ENTRY  Day 36 Tue Apr 19 2022  04:30 GMT 10º 30.721 S  138º 41.362 W Course: 243° true, 0.0 kts 

LAND HO

Today
I complete something that I have worked towards for several years, and
dreamed about for many, many more. I have had the pleasure of sailing
across the worlds largest expanse of open ocean, aboard a sound and
solid vessel with able crew that took on each day and every obstacle
with grace and courage, not a complaint or doubt among us. The lessons
have been numerous, only outnumbered by the moments of wonder and awe,
with mother nature and the gods of the ocean coming together to grant us
pass, and to shine on us with not just good fortune, but the best of
fortunes during this, the largest of undertakings… I won’t be the first
to write this and it’s no secret to explorers, but its clear that the
more that one is willing to put on the line and risk in his endeavors,
the more he stands to gain, and looking back I suppose we definitely put
a lot on the line and went out on a few branches, but it’s equally true
that we’ve always been paid back in spades and this experience has been
no different. It’s been WAY more than I could have ever asked for, and
I’m honored to have followed in the footsteps of the great explorers who
risked way more than we ever did. My final parting thought is this: now
that we don’t risk jinxing things by mentioning them I can say this -
OK first the doldrums: it’s unbelievable that we got through them in the
lightning speed that we did, thanks Aelous & Neptune/Possidon, much
appreciated and we won’t forget it. Secondly, the boat and her hardware
weathered every and all storms with only a few small items to address
and no major failures or losses, thanks VA and the Universal magic that
clearly watches over us all! Lastly thanks to the sea for sharing a few
of her ancient secrets, the ones that cannot be told, sold, or traded,
but must be claimed in person, I will keep them close to heart for the
rest of my life.

VA's Track

SY VA 🇵🇦 Erica Thomas   - Fountaine Pajot 44′

Erika
Thomas
BRAVO ZULU

7) GOOD NAUTICAL NEEDS YOU  

Over the last 12 years we have added over 7,000
anchorages into Good Nautical - and   are looking to enhance this
information with first hand accounts from you - please add pictures,
details and updates as you see them.
 

Minerva Reef

The iconic Minerva Reef Yacht Club Anchorage

MINERVA
REEF -  Please email us your anchorages and tracks to safeguard
them for those who will attempt them after you please email your tracks (
any format )   to
registration@pacificposse.com 

North MInerva Reef Entrance

 The
Minerva Reefs (Tongan: Ongo Teleki) are a group of two submerged atolls
located in the Pacific Ocean south of Fiji and Tonga. The islands are
the subject of a territorial dispute between both nations, and in
addition were briefly claimed by American Libertarians as the centre of a
micronation, the Republic of Minerva. 

MInerva Reef

The
reefs were named after the whaleship Minerva, wrecked on what became
known as South Minerva after setting out from Sydney in 1829. Many other
ships would follow, for example Strathcona, which was sailing north
soon after completion in Auckland in 1914. In both cases most of the
crew saved themselves in whaleboats or rafts and reached the Lau Islands
in Fiji. 

Sailing Nikau's blog about Minerva Reef

The
reefs were first known to Europeans by the crew of the brig Rosalia,
commanded by Lieutenant John Garland, which was shipwrecked there in
1807. The Oriental Navigator for 1816 recorded Garland’s discovery under
the name Rosaretta Shoal, warning that it was “a dangerous shoal, on
which the Rosaretta, a prize belonging to his Majesty's ship Cornwallis,
was wrecked on her passage from Pisco, in Peru, to Port Jackson, in
1807”. It noted that it was “composed of hard coarse sand and coral”, a
description that must have come from Garland’s report. It also said that
“from the distressed situation of the prize-master, Mr. Garland”, the
shoal’s extent could not be ascertained, and concluded: “The situation
is not to be considered as finally determined”. It cited different
coordinates from those given by Garland: 30°10 South, longitude 173°45'
East.  The reefs were put on the charts by Captain John Nicholson
of LMS Haweis in December 1818 as reported in The Sydney Gazette 30
January 1819.[3] Captain H. M. Denham of HMS Herald surveyed the reefs
in 1854 and renamed them after the Australian whaler Minerva which ran
aground on South Minerva Reef on 9 September 1829. 

MInerva Reef Wrecks

A wreck inside the Minerva Reefs

8) SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE 
AWARDS CATEGORIES 

 

HERE ARE THE  CATEGORIES 

    BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT* ✔ 

    PICTURE OF THE YEAR ✔  

    SPEEDY AWARD – SEVENSTAR AWARD ✔  

    THE CAPTAIN RON AWARD ✔ 

    MOST UNWELCOME VISITOR ONBOARD ✔ 

    HIGHEST WIND RECORDED ✔ 

    SPIRIT OF EXPLORATION ✔ 

    GALLEY GOD(ESS) ✔ 

    GOOD SAMARITAN OF THE YEAR ✔  

    NEWLY ADDED – BOAT YOGA POSE OF THE YEAR ✔

*no bill-fish

9) MEET THE FLEET 
SEA PEARL

MEET THE FLEET

Hello South Pacific-Posse, 

We are Luisa and Matthias sailing on our 2008 Dufour 455 GL. 

We
started our present journey in August 2021. Since then we traveled the
Mediterranean westwards and hopped over Madeira, some of the Canarian
Islands and Cape Verde to the southern Caribbean Islands. Since then our
course was northwards with a touring point in Eleuthera/Bahamas. We are
now on our way back south to Panama and are planning the canal crossing
mid of June to sail on-wards into the big Pacific. 

Bays

We are looking forward to meet you guys and share our experiences along the way. 

Personal
facts: we are 28 (Luisa) and 34 (Matthias) and have been dinghy-sailing
since our childhood on Bavarian inshore lakes. We are both German and
our journey shall last a total of two years, so we are planning to
return to our normal lives by end of August 2023.

Tracking

10) CHRIS ON SEAGLUB GOT THE BURGEE

Seaglub

Meet
Chris on SeaGlub - Lead Vessel of this season's South Pacific Posse
currently scouting the Fiji - New Caledonia - Australia Route 

11) LANDFALL IN 🇵🇳 PITCAIRN  

Pitcairn

Pitcairn
is the least populous national jurisdiction in the world. The Pitcairn
Islanders are a biracial ethnic group descended mostly from nine Bounty
mutineers and a handful of Tahitian consorts – as is still apparent from
the surnames of many of the islanders. The mutiny and its aftermath
have been the subject of many books and films. As of January 2020, the
territory had only 47 permanent inhabitants. 

The Landing

Horizon landed in Pitcairn today. 2700nm in 17 days from the Galapagos. We felt
like we were on the  "Cream Run". Beam Reach all the way. We were a
little worried that the engine would not start after 14 days (but it
did :-) . Life is good and Pitcairn and the people here are amazing.

SY  HORIZON 🇺🇸  Anders & Anette - Outbound 46′

Annette
Christopher
BRAVO ZULU

12)  MARINA SPONSORS OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC  POSSE 

🇺🇸  Safe Harbor South Bay – Chula Vista - USA

🇲🇽  Marina Chiapas – Mexico   

🇨🇷  Marina Papagayo – Costa Rica   

🇵🇦  Shelter Bay Marina – Panama  

🇪🇨  Marina Puerto Amistad – Ecuador  

🇫🇯  Vuda Point Marina - Fiji 

🇻🇺  Yachting World Marina - Port Vila - Vanuatu

🇳🇿  Marsden Cove Marina - New Zealand 

🇦🇺  Rivergate Marina  - Brisbane  - Australia 

🇫🇯  Denarau Marina - Fiji 

Wallis and Futuna

Roasted pigs of Wallis and Futuna on St. Chanel Day

Festivals and dance Wallis and Futuna

Numerous
festivals are celebrated in Wallis and Futuna throughout the year; on
St Chanel Day, pigs are roasted and placed in the sun, and dancing
performances are held. The Wallis and Futuna Festival is put on in
Noumea annually. Flae fones are community feasting and meeting
structures. 

There
are at least 16 types of dances (faive), their differences based upon
location, occasion, number of dancers, gender, accompanying instruments,
and other modifiers. Most dances are accompanied by singing and some
type of percussion instruments as dancing without drumming is considered
unusual. The kailao (paddle-club dance), however, has no song and only
includes percussion.  Wallis and Futuna dancers perform across the
Oceania region at festivals. 

 There
is not much tourism in the two islands. The natural heritage of the
territory is largely preserved; there are not many recreational sites in
Wallis and Futuna. 

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14) PICTURE OF THE WEEK

Picture of the Week

view from Makemo dinghy dock

SY KISMET 🇺🇸 Kevin - Passport 41′

Kevin

15) ARANUI 5 SUPPLY & CRUISE SHIP 
🇵🇫  FRENCH POLYNESIA

Our „intimate“ Aranui 5 experience in Kauehi 😀

M/V
Aranui 5 is a dual passenger/cargo vessel that entered service 12
December 2015 between Tahiti and the Marquesas Islands. With a homeport
of Papeete, French Polynesia, the Aranui 5 replaced the Aranui 3 which
entered service in 2003.

Our „intimate“ Aranui 5 experience in Kauehi 😀

Like
its predecessor, is registered as a passenger ship under the
International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), for
international operation.

Apart
from supplying cargo to the six ports in the Marquesas Islands, Aranui 5
also operates a passenger service and tourist cruise as part of its
14-day itinerary. It also stops at the islands of Rangiroa and Fakarava
in the Tuamotu Islands before returning on its 13th day to Bora Bora in
the Society Islands. 

Supply landing craft
Arnui 5

Vessel particulars:

    Flag: France

    Length: 126 m. Breadth: 22 m. Draught: 5.2 m. 

    Cruising speed: 15 knots

    Propellers: 2

    Freight: 3000 tons

    Capacity: 230 passengers – 103 cabins

Aranui 5 in Tahuata

SY IBEX 🇦🇹  Florian & Waltraud - Sunbeam 42′

Vicky
Floria

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MArquesas

UA
HUKA is one of the smallest islands of the Marquesas French Polynesia.
Home of the “great house” of gods overlooking the ocean, this wild and
deep universe offers a preserved nature with steep slopes and desert
plateaus.

The
population lives mainly horse breeding in the highlands, because there
are more horses on the island than people, fishing and coprahculture.

They live around Vaipaee, capital of the island which has an archaeological museum located in the local authority.

Ua
Huka is also the place whre the Marquesas’ most ancient archeological
sites can be found. The preservation of cultural heritage and
environmental protection are very important for the local population.
You can visit the site Meiaute with red stone tikis, the cave “Pas”, the
bird’s island, petroglyphs of vaikiki and many others.

Traditional
arts, seen in “tapa” factories or monoi fabrication places “Kumu Hei”
are also preponderent in wood or stone carving.

Horses
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FLEET UPDATE 2022-04-09

South Pacific Posse

April 9, 2022

SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE 
FLEET UPDATE 

TOP NEWS THIS WEEK

1)  GARGOYLE ARRIVES IN NUKU HIVA

2) VANUATU 'S SOFT OPENING 

3) VUDA MARINA INTEL

South Pacific Posse 13 Particpant Flag States

THE HEART OF VOH 🇳🇨 NEW CALEDONIA

The Heart of Voh

The Heart of Voh is a natural clearing formed by mangroves.  
Vook” in the local Kanak language is found on the west coast of Grande  Terre, 300km from Nouméa, in New Caledonia.
In
1999, the photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand made it the cover photo for
his book, Earth from Above, a UNESCO-sponsored inventory of the world’s
most beautiful landscapes. 

1) SY GARGOLYE 4,000 nm, 30 DAYS
DIRECT FROM COSTA RICA TO  🇵🇫  FRENCH POLYNESIA 

Kevin and Carla Arrived

Arrived in Huku Niva. 30 days! Thanks for all of the support and information, as always! 

SY GARGOYLE 🇺🇸  Kevin  Carla & Ron  - Beneteau 50′ arrived Sat Apr 02 2022 0800 Local Time

4,000
miles and 30 days later, we’re here. We dropped the hook at 0800 local
time and we are just adopting to the feeling of stillness. A lovely
island though a busy anchorage with a portion of the Oyster World Rally
at anchor as well as a large number of other cruising boats. And of
course a sign that civilization has returned post covid, a cruise ship
is in as well.

So
for now we’ll enjoy the calm of the anchorage and get some rest before
we head out to explore. With a chilled glass of champagne in our hands,
this is Gargoyle signing off for this passage.

Cheers,

Kevin, Carla and Ron

Kevin
Carla

A FEW EXERTS FROM GARGOYLE'S SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE CROSSING 
LOG ENTRIES 
Under a Forever Sky

Sun Mar 20 2022

Tonight
we are once again motoring at our most fuel efficient rpm as we
continue to hunt for wind. Our forecast and weather router all told us
today we have wind that would allow us to sail in the general direction
of Nuka Hiva. Sadly all were wrong as our winds were 100° west northwest
of predicted. Not that big a deal really, if our destination was say,
Tokyo.

So
we spent the day sailing slowly in the wrong direction, all the while
hoping for a wind shift that never materialized. After dinner we tossed
that plan overboard with the leftovers and decided to again use our
precious remaining diesel to forge further southwest in hopes of finding
the elusive trade winds.

Now
we motor slowly under a spectacular sky awash in stars. The sky here is
different from anything I’ve seen elsewhere. Everything from the sheer
horizon to horizon span to the towering clouds to the brilliant
constellations seem to dwarf what we’re used to seeing. Add in the still
brilliant light of the waning moon on a calm sea and its pure magic.

I wait in this fairy tale
setting for a wind to fill in from the east while the engine sips
gently and Gargoyle rumbles through the night, searching. The crew is
asleep. I am alone, waiting.

Nuku Hiva

A Symphony at Sea

Wed Mar 16 2022

As we close our 2nd week at passage I wanted to invite you to join me at the helm

A
spectacular sunset has finally faded just off our starboard bow as we
make a course of 260°. The wind is ten to fifteen knots with gusts to
twenty and we are sailing downwind under a poled out
Genoa at 145° apparent. Speed is consistently over five knots with surges to seven when the gusts kick things up.

Sitting
to starboard, having enjoyed the sun’s last display of color, the first
thing you notice is the rolling motion. As is their tendency, sailboats
will roll when generating power from a large sail poled out to one
side. To counteract the roll I have a small amount of mainsail rolled
out. Not enough to block or cover the front sail but enough to add a
touch of stability. Does it stop the roll, no. But as a friend just
pointed put, imagine beating into these same twenty knot gusts and the
roll becomes much more tolerable.

The
cockpit is lit in red from our instruments on the port and starboard
helms. In addition, both helms have compasses that glow red at night as
well. It’s time to log our hourly readings and I don my trusty headlamp
to light the log book and record our position, heading, speed, wind
single/speed and barometric pressure. I then walk the cockpit and spend a
few minutes scanning the horizon on all sides and to stern for shops
lights. Then a scan of our instruments for AIS targets or the sharp
silver line of a ship on radar. All clear as expected so far from land.

With
the hourly work completed its time to settle back and enjoy the
symphony of a sailing vessel running across the ocean at night. The air
is cool and the breeze over my left shoulder brings the low hum of our
hydrogenator at work punctuated every 12 to 18 seconds by the two meter
southerly swell slapping our ass with a gentle push before rolling under
our keel. The sea state remains a bit confused so I’m surrounded by the
sound of water but it’s a welcome sound reminding me of where am I am
in the moment.

The
genoa up front pulls us forward with only an occasional ripple as the
wind and roll get out of sync for a moment, then with a snap of dacron
the rhythm is back and we resume our graceful glide. There’s also the
accompanying creaks of taut sheets, topping lift and vang all adding
their own notes to this wonderful harmony.

I’m
often asked what music I listen to for different sea states and tonight
its Diana Krall and the lush sounds of Live in Paris. The moon is
nearly full and hangs ripe over our stern, lighting the sea and a
distant line of clouds that surround on all horizons. There’s always a
chance of a squall but that just changes the key of this magic ocean
symphony. Night watch on the Pacific. A study in sensory perfection.

Made it
BRAVO ZULU
Track from Costa Rica

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2) VANUATU 'S 🇻🇺 SOFT OPENING 

MAEWO VANUATU

MAEVO ISLAND - VANUATU 

Vanuatu will begin reopening its border starting next month.

The
Director-General of the Ministry of Health, Russell Tamata, said this
is possible because high vaccination rates have been achieved on Efate
and the outer islands.

Tamata also says hospitalization rates and deaths have remained low.

Vanuatu's vaccination program, access to rapid testing, social distancing, and mask-wearing are paving a way forward.

From
May 1 to the end of June there will be a soft opening  for over
5,000 Vanuatu nationals and residents who are stranded overseas to
return home.

OPening

Tamata
says reducing restrictions on travel to Vanuatu will provide a stimulus
for economic recovery and free up health resources to focus on
vaccination and future planning.07 April 2022  20,400 Moderna
COVID-19 vaccine arrive through COVAX for booster doses

Vanuatu welcomes the arrival of 20,400 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine supplied through the COVAX Facility .

This
is the first lot of Moderna COVID-19 vaccines received by the country.
Moderna would be the fourth vaccine to be used in Vanuatu, apart from
AstraZeneca, Sinopharm and the single-shot Johnson and Johnson (J&J)
vaccines.

Efate Island, Vanuatu

Efate Island, Vanuatu 

VANUATU

VANUATU IS IN GOOD NAUTICAL - 83 Islands and hundreds of  anchorages 

Vanuatu

3) VUDA MARINA, FIJI  🇫🇯 CYCLONE HAUL-OUT INTEL 

Gathering
intel and living aboard here in Vuda. Great owners and staff, you can
get just about anything you need done to your boat here, there's a yacht
shop, cafe, mini market, and excellent restaurant.

VUDA MARINA

Vuda Marina tucked  in Cyclone Hole

VUDA MARINA

Zazoo and Seaglub next to each other 

Placed in mudholes in VUDA MARINA

Cyclone storage in the tire lined pits at Vuda Marina

It's a location for your yacht

So
after several days of being here in the Vuda Marina, getting to live a
little here, meet with the owner / operator and walk around to get a
good view of the place, I have a VERY HIGH opinion of this place for
storing your boat. I've included several pictures. There are 60 pits but
they go fast so call or email NOW to make a reservation. I only
see one open right now. Monohulls can also sit on jack stands and
catamarans sit comfortably almost directly on the ground then tied down
to buried cement blocks. The entrance is straight forward. I came in at
extreme low tide (5' tide swing) during a new moon and had just 1 foot
beneath the keel but I probably could've timed it better. I draw just
over 6' or 190cm. There's a new basin being added with docks but you'll
likely med moor to them with help from the staff. In the circle you will
definitely get help from the fantastic staff as they get you tied off.
The downside in the circle is getting on and off the boat requires a bit
of gymnastics. There's a marine store, a cafe, market, and restaurant
as well bathrooms, showers, washing machines. 220 power is available, I
use a step down and works great. I believe power is available at some of
the pits as well.

SV SEAGLUB 🇺🇸 Chris - Hylas 46′

Chris on Seaglub
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4) MARQUESAS, FRENCH POLYNESIA 
  🇵🇫 REPORT FROM SKY POND

Marquesas

The
unofficial flag of the Marquesas Islands was first raised on December
14, 1980, upon the opening of the airport on Nuku Hiva, and has been
regularly used since 1994. A simplified version, without the tiki
design, is sometimes flown. 

All is well here. 

Kevin,
the agent here on Nuku Hiva is excellent and we would recommend him to
everyone .  He’s not only an agent, but a “fixer” ..meaning either
he will get what you need done or knows someone who can.  

We three got our shell back tattoos in the style of French Polynesian tattoo designs. 

We
have a great photo album documenting our trip, including the Pollywog
ceremony, but haven’t had the bandwidth to publish it publicly via
iCloud. 

Setting
sail from Nuku Hiva tonight for one of the most southern Marquesses
islands then crossing to the Tuamotus a few days later.  

Rainy season starts here in a month according to the locals.  

I
also recommend provisioning dried eggs.  It can be a week or more
between egg availability here.  Eggs were a rare find the first
time we sailed south pac six years ago so this time I brought a big bag
of dried eggs.  Glad I did.  The main veggie market in Nuku
Hiva is pretty well stocked daily and what they don’t carry the 4
magazines do..but it requires diligence to find fruits and vegetables.

The
Oyster rally arrived this week.  I spoke to the advance team and
they said that they all used the provisioning delivery service out of
Tahiti to get re provisioned.  I don’t know how they delivered
those provisions to the island to coincide with the 34 boats’ arrivals.

Thanks for the email response.  Hope all is going well for you.  

Roxy 

Sky Pond

toasting the arrival in Nuku Hiva 

SKY POND'S ENTRY INTO BOAT YOGA POSE

Boat Yohga

SKY POND'S 3 ENTRIES GALLEY GOD(DESS) AWARD

galley goddess
SKY POND'S ENTRY INTO GALLEY GOD(DESS)
SKY POND'S ENTRY INTO GALLEY GOD(DESS)

SY SKY POND 🇨🇰  Carl & Roxy - Seawind 1160 38′

Carl
Roxy

5) GOOD NAUTICAL NEEDS YOU 🇹🇴

Over the last 12 years we have added over 7,000
anchorages into Good Nautical - and   are looking to enhance this
information with first hand accounts from you - please add pictures,
details and updates as you see them.
 

Anchorage @

Tonga 🇹🇴  is in there and most important we will collect and display tracks. Including the infamous Niuatoputapu reef
passage. To safeguard them for those who will attempt them after you
please email your tracks ( any format )   to
registration@pacificposse.com 

TONGA IS IN GOOD NAUTICAL

Anchorage @  Niuatoputapu 15° 56.436 S  173° 46.077 W 

Track

The snaking path to go through the reef in Niuatoputapu, Tonga 🇹🇴 

6) SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE 
AWARDS CATEGORIES 

 

HERE ARE THE  CATEGORIES 

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    MOST UNWELCOME VISITOR ONBOARD ✔ 

    HIGHEST WIND RECORDED ✔ 

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    GOOD SAMARITAN OF THE YEAR ✔  

    NEWLY ADDED – BOAT YOGA POSE OF THE YEAR ✔

*no bill-fish

7) THE  BARS IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC 

Danny Doolans Auckland

Danny Doolan’s Auckland Harbour 🇳🇿   NZ

 36° 50.56' S 174° 45.8233' E 

Danny Doolans

One of the top sailing bars in the South Pacific  
Maybe a suitable setting for a South Pacific Posse Rum Party ? 

8)  MARINA SPONSORS OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC  POSSE 

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🇵🇦  Shelter Bay Marina – Panama  

🇪🇨  Marina Puerto Amistad – Ecuador  

🇫🇯  Vuda Point Marina - Fiji 

🇻🇺  Yachting World Marina - Port Vila - Vanuatu

🇳🇿  Marsden Cove Marina - New Zealand 

🇦🇺  Rivergate Marina  - Brisbane  - Australia 

Hauled Out The Boat Yard / Vava’u, Tonga

Haul Out in TONGA 🇹🇴 The BoatYard Vava’u 
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10) PICTURE OF THE WEEK 

Entry

UA PAO - MARQUESAS 🇵🇫 FRENCH POLYNESIA 

 SY KISMET 🇺🇸  Kevin - Passport 41′

Kevin

11) THE ORIGINAL GUNK HOLES OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC

LEVUKA 🇫🇯  FIJI

Levuka

Levuka Signpost and town entrance

Levuka

Levuka is a town on the eastern coast of the Fijian island of Ovalau. 
Up until 1877, it was the capital of Fiji. 

Currently
this strangly haunted town has a population of about 5,000. It is the
economic hub and the largest of 24 settlements on the island.
Levuka was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in June 2013,
in recognition of the port town's exceptional testimony to the late
colonial port towns in the Pacific 

Levuka view from the Anchorage

The
modern town of Levuka was founded around 1820 by European settlers and
traders as the first modern town in the Fiji Islands, and became an
important port and trading post. A disparate band of settlers made up
Levuka's population – traders, missionaries, shipwrights, speculators,
and vagabonds, as well as respectable businessmen

LEVUKA Historic streets

Much of Levuka's unique heritage is in its wooden architecture (highly vulnerable to fire).

Levuka

The South Pacific's first Masonic Lodge is Levuka's only Romanesque building. 

It was built in 1913 and housed the Freemasons that were established in Levuka by Alexander Barrack in 1875.  

The South Pacific's first Masonic Lodge is Levuka's only Romanesque building. It was built in 1913 and housed the Freemasons that were established in Levuka by Alexander Barrack in 1875. Plenty of myths are surrounding the Freemasons and the building.

There
is much controversy about the Masonic fraternity in Fiji, the dominant
traditional Christian faiths consider Masons to be
devil-worshipers. 

 It was burned down in the 2000 Fiji coup d'état

 The Lodge contained priceless historical artifacts and records of Levuka's history dating back to 1875. 

The arsonists have yet to be identified and prosecuted.

Levuka Anchorage

A stunning anchorage behind the reef 

Admiralty Chart No 905 Suva Harbour to Levuka, Published 1960

Admiralty Chart No 905 Suva Harbour to Levuka, Published 1960
Nautical
chart of Suva Harbour to Levuka, Fiji Islands. From surveys by Captain
H.M. Denham 1855-6; Lieutenants L.S. Dawson and W.U. Moore 1875-7;
Lieutenant G.E. Richards 1881-2; and by Comdr. J.S.N. Pryor, 1959. 

Not current - not to be used for navigation!

12) TRACKING THE 22' PACIFIC POSSE  FLEET 
BROUGHT TO YOU BY PREDICT WIND

Tracking

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Sevenstar
is the world’s leading provider of yacht shipping services on a
lift-on, lift-off basis. Sevenstar has access to the Spliethoff fleet of
over 120 company owned vessels. With an impressive 1,500+ transports
per year, they are calling over 100 ports in more than 40 countries
worldwide.

For a quote with the Panama Posse discount please contact 
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14) PANAMA CANAL AGENT 
CENTENARIO CONSULTING ERICK GALVEZ

To
arrange for transit with the Panama Canal Authority please contact Eric
Galvez our dedicated Panama Canal agent and sponsor of the Panama Posse
and the Pacific Posse

Erick Gálvez

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Cellphone +507 6676-1376

WhatsApp +507 6676-1376

Erick

15) STRATEGIC PARTNERS
 

SEVEN SEAS CRUISING ASSOCIATION

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Panama Posse 

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Locals

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Here Is What Is Not Allowed ( Expect Where Noted ) To Bring Into New Zealand

NEW ZEALAND RESTRICTIONS

HERE IS WHAT IS NOT ALLOWED ( expect where noted ) TO BRING INTO NEW ZEALAND

Pork products
Pork salami, dried ham, Iberian Jamon, pork crackling, scratchings, pig, pork sausage, pork paté, pork pepperoni

Beef, lamb, mutton, goat, venison, kangaroo, possum, and rabbit products

Examples: Frozen meat, fresh meat, fillet steak, beef black pudding, beef sausage, spam, canned corned beef, beef biltong, bresaola, venison salami

Allowed if:

It is commercially manufactured and packaged, in its original unopened packaging, and has the country of manufacturer clearly stated on the packaging.

Insect and arachnid products

Examples: Spider, cricket flour, cricket, salagubang

Allowed if: It is commercially manufactured and packaged, in its original unopened packaging, contain no living specimens, and does not require refrigeration.

Alligator and crocodile

Examples: Alligator meat, crocodile meat

Allowed if: It is from Australia or the USA, also must be commercially manufactured and packaged, in its original unopened packaging, has the country of manufacturer clearly stated on the packaging, and does not require refrigeration.

Vegan meat substitute

Example: Tofu

Allowed if: It is cooked or preserved, and it does not contain jackfruit or breadfruit.

Extra tip: It's advisable to have manufacturer information on the product's label.

Other meat products

Examples: Chicken jerky, canned foie gras, glass jar with rubber sealing foie gras, tin sealed foie gras, chicken feet, duck, duck tongue, turkey, bear meat, whale, canned chicken, chicken liver paté, turkey jerky

Allowed if: It is canned/retorted, commercially manufactured and packaged, in its original unopened packaging, and does not require refrigeration.

Extra tips:

Some meat products are protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), like canned bear meat or whale meat. They may require CITES documentation to be imported or may be prohibited.

Sausage casings

Examples: Collagen casings

Vegan cheese

Allowed if: It is cooked or preserved and does not contain jackfruit and breadfruit.

Extra tip: Advised to have manufacturer information on the product's label.

Ghee 

Examples: Ghee, clarified butter, butter oil

Allowed if:

It does not contain fresh fruit.

Butter, cheese, milk powder, and formula

Examples: Butter, cheese, infant formula, baby formula, milk powder, ice cream, yoghurt, lactose-free milk, liquid milk

Allowed if: It does not contain fresh fruit

New Zealand dairy products

Allowed if: It was made in New Zealand, it is commercially manufactured and packaged, and in its original unopened packaging.

Protein powder 

Examples: Protein powder, whey protein

Allowed if: It does not contain fresh fruit.

Whole eggs

Examples Chicken egg, duck egg, emu egg, quail egg, cooked egg, raw yolk, raw egg, boiled egg

  Not allowed into New Zealand

Dried or processed fruit and vegetables

Examples: Sultana, raisin, dried apricots, jams, chutney, relish, edible bamboo, cooked taro, kimchi, vinegar, dates

Allowed if: It is fully dried, freeze-dried, dehydrated, juiced, pureed, pulped, cooked, roasted, stewed, minced, baked, parboiled, preserved, pickled, powdered, flaked, made into syrup, made into pills, made into capsules, or commercially frozen.

Extra tips:

    Do not bring fresh fruits and vegetables.

    Do not bring jackfruit, breadfruit and monk fruit, even if has been processed as described above.

    Do not bring dried citrus products unless powdered, or preserved in brine or syrup, or contained in infusion bags, or less than 5% of an ingredient list in a product.

Coconut

Examples: Grated coconut

Allowed if: It is just the flesh and has no outer shell or husk.

Extra tip: Do not bring whole, fresh coconuts with the shell and husk.

Corn

Examples: Fresh corn, home cooked corn, polenta, corn grit, cornflour, freeze-dried corn, cornmeal, ready-to-cook retail packs, vacuum packed popcorn on the cob, kibbled corn, popcorn

Allowed if: It is freeze-dried, grit, polenta, cornmeal, cornflour, branded ready-to-cook retail packs, branded vacuum packed popcorn on the cob, popped popcorn, or kibbled corn.

Extra tip: Do not bring any other corn product like loose popcorn, fresh corn, home cooked corn.

Kava

Examples: Kava powder, kava dried roots

Allowed if: It is powdered, or dried roots and does not contain bugs, seeds, soil, disease or other plant or animal material.

Extra tip: Do not bring fresh kava.

Fungi 

Examples: Dried mushroom

Allowed if: It is fully dried, freeze-dried, dehydrated, frozen, cooked, roasted, stewed, minced, baked, parboiled, preserved, pickled, powdered, made into pills, or made into capsules.

Extra tip: Do not bring truffles or Ganoderma.

Nuts 

Examples: Almonds, peanuts, cashew, hazelnut, macadamia, walnut, peanut butter

Allowed if: It is commercially manufactured and packaged, and is listed here:

All chopped nuts Hazelnut (no shell)

Almond Lotus Nut

Apricot kernel Macadamia (no shell)

Betel – dried and sliced Peanut

Brazil Pecan (no shell)

Candle nut Pine nut – clean, extracted from the cone & free of any cone scales (woody covering)

Cashew Pistachio

Chestnut (no shell) Tahitian / Island / Polynesian chestnut (no shell)

Ginkgo – dried and with no fleshy material Walnut (no shell)

All honey roasted nuts (do not require refrigeration)

Extra tip: Do not bring hickory.

Seeds for eating

Examples: Chia, poppy, pumpkin, quinoa

Allowed if: It is listed here:

  • Amaranth Melon
  • Annatto – processed colouring Poppy – not type papaver somniferum
  • Buckwheat – flour, or whole and cracked Pumpkin
  • Caraway Quinoa
  • Chia Sesame
  • Cucumber Sunflower – kibbled, or hulled in muesli/trail mix
  • Job's Tears Watermelon
  • Linseed

Extra tip: Do not bring poppy seed type papaver somniferum.

Hemp seeds

Examples: Hemp seed flour

Allowed if: Hemp seeds as food are allowed if it is powdered, crumbed, ground or baked.

Extra tip: Do not bring whole hemp seed.

Legumes and beans

Examples: Lentil, broad bean, chickpea, mung, peas, pulse

Allowed if: It is split, flour, or ground, and does not contain bugs, seeds, soil, disease, or other plant or animal material.

Extra tip: Do not bring whole or seeds for sprouting legumes and beans.

Baked goods

Examples: Muffins, cakes, bread, scones, fruitcake, Christmas cake, cookies, biscuits

Allowed if: It does not contain fresh fruit topping, raw nuts topping, meat filling, dairy filling, fresh fruit filling, or fresh vegetable filling.

Mooncakes 

Example: Mooncake with whole egg

Chips and crisps snacks

Examples: Potato chips, crisps, cassava chips, kettle chips, chippy, chippies, cheese puffs

Allowed if:

It does not contain liquid honey, loose fresh fruit, citrus peel (not candied), or egg powder.

Confectionery

Examples: Chocolate, candy, lollies, sweets, treats, sweetie, nougat, fondant icing, sugar paste for cakes, marzipan

Allowed if: It does not contain liquid honey, loose fresh fruit, loose raw seeds, citrus peel (not candied), or meat.

Snack and protein bars

Examples: Nut bars, protein bars, seed bars

Allowed if: It does not contain fresh fruit. If it contains honey it must also be commercially manufactured and packaged, in its original unopened packaging and either: baked or cooked and does not require refrigeration; or the packaging clearly state the amount of honey is less than 2% of the products weight.

Trail mix

Examples: Scroggin, any mixture of dried fruits, nuts, seeds & other food items traditionally in trail mixes

Allowed if: It does not contain liquid honey, loose fresh fruit, citrus peel (not candied), or meat.

Honey

Examples: Raw honey, honey spread

Allowed if: It was made in New Zealand, it is commercially manufactured and packaged, and in its original unopened packaging.

Extra tip: Honey is a high biosecurity risk for New Zealand. It can bring in harmful pests and diseases that can affect our bee populations. If in doubt, do not bring the honey.

Herbs and spices

Examples: Chilli powder, dried basil, cinnamon, cumin, black pepper, green pepper, white pepper, peppercorn, peppermint, seaweed

Allowed if: It does not contain bugs, soil, disease or other plant or animal material, and it is listed here:

  • All ground spices Goji – dried red berries
  • All ground, rubbed and chopped herbs Juniper – dried berries
  • All dried roots Lemon Grass – dried leaves
  • Ajwain seeds Lotus – dried leaves
  • Allspice – dried unripe fruit Lovage – dried leaves
  • Anise – pods / seeds Mace – dried whole
  • Bay Leaves – dried Marjoram – dried leaves
  • Basil – dried Mint – dried leaves
  • Caraway seeds Mustard – seeds
  • Cardamom, green – pods / seeds Nutmeg – dried seeds, crushed/ground
  • Other Cardamom – Non-viable or ground pods / seeds Oregano – dried leaves
  • Chilli – Dried fruit, flaked, shredded Pepper black, white, green – dried fruits
  • Cloves – Dried flower buds Peppermint – dried leaves
  • Celery – Dried leaves / seeds Pimento – dried fruit
  • Chamomile – Dried leaves / flowers Psyllium husk – husks only of plantago seeds
  • Chicory Seeds Rosemary – dried leaves
  • Chrysanthemum – Dried leaves / flowers Saffron – dried stamens
  • Cinnamon sticks | Bark Sage – dried leaves
  • Coriander seeds Savory – dried leaves
  • Cumin seeds Seaweed – dried
  • Curry – dried leaves Spearmint – dried leaves
  • Dill – seeds, dried leaf tips Star anise – dried pods / seeds
  • Dukkah – crushed and chopped seeds with seasoning (sealed packets) Tamarind – compressed block of pulp
  • Fennel seeds Thyme – dried leaves
  • Fenugreek – seeds, dried leaves Turmeric – dried tubers
  • Ginger – crystallized, in brine/syrup, dried whole

Extra tip: Do not bring pink pepper, or wolfberry (black goji).

Cereals

Examples: Oats, barley, rye, rice, flour, quinoa

Allowed if It is listed here:

  • All commercially manufactured and packaged cereals
  • Rice
  • Barley – rolled, pearl form, malted barley for brewing purposes Rye – flour, kibbled, rolled
  • Millet – no seeds Sago
  • Oats – rolled, bran, groats Tapioca
  • Psyllium husk - husk only of Plantago seed Wheat – Bulgar wheat, couscous, bran, flour, kibbled, malted wheat for brewing purposes, pearl form, rolled, semolina duram
  • Quinoa Wild rice

Extra tip: Do not bring whole barley seed, whole oats seed, whole rye seed, whole wheat seed.

Meals – commercially made

Examples: Dehydrated camping meals, frozen meals

Allowed if: It has been commercially manufactured and packaged, in its original unopened packaging, does not require refrigeration, and contains less than 5% meat which is stated on the packaging.

Extra tip: Do not bring meals containing pork

Meals – home-made

Examples: Curry, sandwiches, home dehydrated food

Allowed if: It does not contain meat, jackfruit, breadfruit, fresh fruit, fresh vegetables, or honey.

Extra tip: Store your home-made meal within clear packaging. It reduces the chance for it to be opened during an inspection.

Hops

Examples: Pelleted hops

Allowed if:

It is dried, milled, and pelleted and is commercially manufactured and packaged.

Extra tip: Do not bring fresh hops.

Margarine, Vegemite and like products

Examples:

Vegemite, Marmite, margarine

Allowed if: It does not contain fresh fruit.

Mustard products

Examples:

Honey mustard, mustard

Allowed if:

It is commercially manufactured and packaged, in its original unopened packaging, and does not require refrigeration.

Pesto

Examples: Basil pesto

Allowed if: It is commercially manufactured and packaged

Plant oils

Examples: Olive oil, avocado oil, coconut oil, hemp oil

Allowed if: It is commercially manufactured and packaged.

Extra tip:

Do not bring hemp oil containing tetrahydrocannabinol or THC.

Note that cannabidiol (CBD) oil has its own rules.

Pasta and noodles

Examples: Noodles, dried spaghetti, fresh penne

Allowed if: It does not contain liquid honey, loose fresh fruit, loose fresh vegetables, loose raw seeds, citrus peel (not candied), or meat.

If it contains egg it also needs to be commercially manufactured and packaged, in its original unopened packaging, and does not require refrigeration.

Extra tip: Do not bring pasta salad into New Zealand.

Salt

Allowed if: It does not contain bugs, seeds, soil, disease or other plant or animal material.

 Sauces and dressings

Examples: Bbq sauce, vinaigrette, soya sauce, tomato sauce, mayonnaise, salad dressings

Allowed if: It does not contain liquid honey, loose fresh fruit, loose fresh vegetables, loose raw seeds, citrus peel (not candied), or meat.

If it contains egg it also needs to be commercially manufactured and packaged, in its original unopened packaging, the label states less than 20% egg and does not require refrigeration.

Soya

Examples: Soya sauce, tofu, soya flour, soya curd, cooked soya, frozen soya, soya milk, split soya beans, grit beans, kibbled soya beans, tempeh

Allowed if: It is not whole soya beans.

Starters, enzymes and yeast

Examples: Yeast, brewers kit, scoby, miso paste, koji rice starter, tempeh Starter, kefir

Allowed if: It is commercially manufactured and packaged.

Extra tips: If you are bringing starters, enzymes, or yeast, check with New Zealand Environmental Protection Authority: neworganisms@epa.govt.nz

Stocks and floss

Examples: Stock cubes, stock flavouring, floss

Allowed if: It is commercially manufactured and packaged, in its original unopened packaging, does not require refrigeration, and does not require further cooking before consumption but may require rehydration or reheating prior to consumption.

Extra tip: Do not bring pork stock and floss products.

Syrup

Examples: Maple syrup, treacle

Allowed if: It does not contain honey.

Vanilla

Examples: Vanilla pod, vanilla extract, vanilla paste, vanilla essence.

Allowed if:

It is extract, essence, paste or dried pods.

Extra tip:

Do not bring fresh vanilla pods.

  Pet food, animal feeds, fish food

Allowed? It depends on the product.

Tea

Examples: Green tea, earl grey, English breakfast, chamomile, kombucha tea, herbal tea, rose petal tea.

Allowed if:

It is dried and does not contain citrus leaves, or citrus peel.

If it contains honey powder it must also be commercially manufactured and packaged, in its original unopened packaging, and it does not require refrigeration.

Coffee and cocoa

Examples: Cocoa beans, powdered cocoa, nibs, ground coffee, green coffee beans, granulated coffee, roasted coffee beans, decaffeinated whole beans, coffee pods

Allowed if: It does not contain any visual contamination like bugs, seeds, soil, disease, or other plant or animal material.

Soda and juice

Example:

Orange juice, cola, lemonade

Allowed if:

It does not contain fresh fruit.

Water

Example: Bottled water

Allowed if: It does not contain bugs, seeds, soil, disease or other plant or animal material.

Plant-based milk

Example:

Rice milk, oat milk, soya milk, almond milk, coconut milk, cashew milk, flax milk, quinoa milk, hazelnut milk, hemp milk, sunflower milk

Allowed if:

It does not contain fresh fruit.

Human Breast Milk

Examples: Liquid and powdered human breast milk

Allowed if:

It does not contain fruit.

Ginseng

Allowed if: It is dried roots, sliced roots, powdered, made into pills, made into tea, or a ginseng extract.

Extra tip:

Some ginseng products are protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), like whole/sliced American Ginseng root (xi yang shen). They may require CITES documentation to be imported or may be prohibited.

Bamboo

Example: Crystallised bamboo

Allowed if: It is preserved, blanched, bleached, crystallised, glaced, jellied, pickled, canned, cooked, baked or salted.

Bird's nest

Allowed if: It is instant bird's nest that is retorted (completely cooked and in an airtight package) and it is commercially manufactured and packaged, in its original unopened packaging, and does not require refrigeration.

Extra tip: Not allowed into New Zealand if fresh, dry or raw.

Equipment and clothing

Examples: Used equipment, new equipment, socks, shoes, tent, horse riding gear, camping gear, scuba gear, fishing gear, bicycle, luggage cases

Allowed if: It does not contain bugs, seeds, soil, diseases or other plant or animal material.

Extra tips:

    Clean and dry your items.

    Double-check your socks inside and out. Seeds can be easily hiding inside.

    Do not bring equipment that has been used within the beekeeping industry, like a smoker or bee suit.

Barbeques (BBQ)

Allowed if: It does not contain bugs, seeds, soil, diseases or other plant or animal material.

Extra tips:

Clean and dry your BBQ thoroughly to remove dirt, grease, and charcoal.

Wooden items

Examples:

Chopping board, wood rosary, carving, musical instruments (including guitars), MDF, particle board, plywood, picture frames, processed bamboo, processed cane, processed willow, processed rattan, non-treated wood.

Allowed if: It does not contain bugs, seeds, soil, disease, willow, cane, bamboo, rattan, bark or other plant or animal material.

Extra tips: Some wooden items can contain animal hide. It must be prepared so that the hide is no longer fresh.

Some wooden items are protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora like rosewood. They may require CITES documentation to be imported or may be prohibited.

Alcohol

Examples:

spirits, bourbon, vodka, gin, whiskey, egg liqueur, advocaat, avocet, advoket, wine, beer, honey mead

Allowed if:

It does not contain bugs, reptiles, seeds, soil, disease or other plant or animal material.

Notes:

    If it contains chicken egg yolk it must also be commercially manufactured and packaged, in its original unopened packaging, at least 14% alcohol, and must not require refrigeration.

    If it contains bee products it must also be commercially manufactured and packaged, be honey mead or labelled at least 20% alcohol, and the total quantity of the consignment must be 3 bottles or fewer.

CBD oil (cannabidiol)

Examples:

Cannabis oil, medicinal cannabis

Allowed if:

It is commercially manufactured and packaged and in its original packaging.

You have a prescription or letter from your doctor.

Cigarettes and tobacco

Examples: Cigarettes, tobacco packets, e-cigarettes

Allowed if: It does not contain bugs, seeds, soil, disease or other plant or animal material.

Medication and drugs

Examples: Vitamins, supplement, capsules, fish oil tablets

Allowed if:

It is commercially manufactured and packaged, in its original packaging, and contains less than 2% honey, pollen, or royal jelly. It must be accompanied by a manufacturer's declaration if it contains honey.

You have a prescription or letter from your doctor.


New Zealand

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CHILE PICAIRN ISLANDS ECUADOR GALAPAGOS FRENCH POLYNESIA COOK ISLANDS AMERICAN SAMOA HAWAII KIRIBATI NIUE SAMOA TONGA WALLIS AND FUTUNA FIJI VANUATU NEW CALEDONIA SOLOMON ISLANDS NEW ZEALAND NORFOLK ISLAND AUSTRALIA

NEW ZEALAND

NEW ZEALAND NORTH ISLAND

SEVERE WEATHER

SEVERR WEATHER NEW ZEALAND

PORTS OF ENTRY

North Island

Opua
Whangarei
AucklandZ
Tauranga

South Island

Christchurch
Lyttelton
Picton

ENTRY EXIT REQUIREMENTS

DOCUMENTATION
ENTRY AND EXIT PROCEDURES Here is the Complete website and requirements including visas and TIP
https://www.customs.govt.nz/personal/travel-to-and-from-nz/recreational-vessels-yachts-and-small-craft/
Passport  Non NZ – AUS citizens
Boat Documentation Coast Guard Doc (Original)
Insurance
Crewlist Required at checkin/out
Zarpe Required at checkin/out
Fishing License
Official Procedures THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO BR BROUGHT INTO NEW ZEALAND MAF BIO-SECURITY WILL DESTROY THE FOLLOWING ITEMS 
Official Country Visa
Immigration Visa NZ JUNE 2022
https://www.immigration.govt.nz/new-zealand-visas/apply-for-a-visa/about-visa/travelling-by-private-yacht-or-aircraft-visitor-visaVisa applications open for travellers located in Pacific countriesFrom 16 May 2022 you can apply for a visitor visa to travel to New Zealand, but only if you are applying from one these Pacific Island Forum countries:the Cook Islands
Federated States of Micronesia
Fiji
French Polynesia
Kiribati
New Caledonia
Nauru
Niue
Palau
Papua New Guinea
Republic of the Marshall Islands
Samoa
Solomon Islands
Tonga
Tuvalu
VanuatuYou can apply if you are a citizen of another country. But you must be applying from one of these Pacific Island forum countries.Travel conditions

People coming from most Pacific countries need to be eligible to travel to New Zealand. Eligible travellers include:

New Zealand citizens or residents
Australian citizens or permanent residents
people who have a border exception, or
people who are exempt from the border restrictions, or
people who hold a valid temporary entry visa.

With this visa you can

Visit New Zealand on a private yacht or aircraft.
Travel in and out of New Zealand for up to 3 months.
Include your partner, and dependent children aged 19 and under, in your visa application.

Entry permission

You must apply for entry permission at an Immigration Control Area when you arrive in New Zealand by presenting yourself to an Immigration Officer within 72 hours of your arrival.

Immigration Control Area

You can be refused entry permission if:

you do not meet our character requirements
your circumstances have changed since you were granted a visa
you refuse to let us take your photo or to provide us with your fingerprints or an iris scan, if asked for them
you are unable to provide evidence of any onward travel or funds required by the conditions of your visa.

If you are refused entry to New Zealand

Before you travel to New Zealand
Travel

If travelling in and out of New Zealand, a valid multiple entry travel condition is needed to return to New Zealand.

Changing the conditions of a visitor visa

If applying from inside New Zealand, we will normally give multiple entry travel conditions when we grant a student visa.

If there are no multiple entry travel conditions and you leave New Zealand, the visa will expire.

The travel conditions will be listed on the visa label, or in a visa letter.
Onward travel

If you’re leaving New Zealand by commercial transport, you must have a ticket to leave New Zealand to a country you have the right to enter or enough money to buy one.
Funds or sponsorship

If living on board a yacht, you must have NZ $400 a month to live on while in New Zealand or a sponsor.

Acceptable sponsors
Work

You cannot work in New Zealand on this visa.
Visa expiry

You must leave New Zealand before your visa expires.

You can apply for more visas to allow you to stay up to 9 months. Or up to 12 months, if:

your yacht or aircraft needs repairs
you wish to wait out the South Pacific hurricane season (October to April).

Required Permits
Upon Arrival Visit: Immigration; Customs; Port Captain/Authority
Upon Departure Visit: Immigration; Customs; Port Captain
Total Entry & Exit Fees:
Notes:
Recommended Agent:
Other:
Required Vaccinations None
Pets MAF regulations  prevail -> expect to pay 5000 – 1000  usd x animal Bio security rules – to get you started with this process follow this link >>>
Currency: New Zealand dollar

 

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PILOT CHARTS NEW ZEALAND CLIMATOLOG

NEW ZEALAND - MARITIME BORDER ENTRY RESTRICTIONS DUE TO COVID

NEW ZEALAND – MARITIME BORDER ENTRY RESTRICTIONS
1. The New Zealand Government for the purposes of preventing, and limiting the risk of an outbreak, or the spread, of COVID-19 is (a) restricting which ships may arrive in New Zealand; and (b) putting in place isolation or quarantine requirements for people who arrive in New Zealand by sea.
2. The right of innocent passage through the territorial sea, and transit passage through straits used for international navigation is unaffected.
3. Vessels are not permitted entry to New Zealand unless exempted by the Maritime Border order. A cargo ship that is arriving in New Zealand for the purpose of loading or unloading cargo is an example of one such exemption. New Zealand flagged vessels with New Zealand crews are allowed entry but must adhere to isolation and customs requirements.
4. The current restrictions are detailed in the “COVID-19 Public Health Response (Maritime Border) Order (No2) 2020” which is available at: http://legislation.govt.nz/regulation/public/2020/0240/latest/LMS403466.html#LMS403543.
5. These maritime border restrictions remain in force until further notice and may be amended or updated at short notice. It is therefore advisable to access the latest information, which includes advice on when and how to apply for exemptions, on the Ministry of Health’s website here: https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-information-specific-audiences/covid-19-resources-border-sector/covid-19-maritime-sector#exemption.
6. For those vessels that are permitted entry to New Zealand the New Zealand Government requires an Extended Notice of Arrival (ENA) of intent to travel to New Zealand, a minimum of 168 hours (seven days) prior to arrival. This is an additional requirement to completing the Customs Advance Notice of Arrive (ANA) document 48 hour before arriving. The ENA form is found at: https://www.customs.govt.nz/globalassets/documents/forms/extended-notice-of-arrival-form.pdf.
7. The New Zealand Customs Service may notify arriving vessels which first port of arrival is to be used, and may require voyage plans to be adjusted accordingly.
8. Masters and skippers of vessels should note that persons seeking to disembark, (from vessels that are permitted entry), may only do so subject to meeting specific criteria found in the Order

THERE ARE NO SPECIAL RULES FOR FULLY VACCINATED CREWS YET

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EMERGENCY INFORMATION

NEW ZEALAND HEALTH LINE

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Where Number
Contact Centre (Toll-free from NZ landlines only): 0508 558 855
Auckland: 09 914 4100
Wellington: 04-910-9915
Rest of the world: +64-9-914-4100

English is not your first language

If you call us and English is not your first language, say the name of the language you speak and we will connect you to an interpreter. Do not hang up while you are being connected.

Hearing or speech impaired

If you have a hearing or speech impairment, you can contact us using New Zealand’s Relay Services. Find out more about the services that are available on their website.

New Zealand Relay website

How to make a complaint

We have different processes for making a complaint or providing other feedback, depending on what it is about.

Our complaints processes

Other contact details

Report an offence

Fraud and exploitation

You can report any immigration offence to us or go to Crimestoppers. For example, worker exploitation, overstaying or someone working illegally.

Report an offence

Official Information Act

You are able to make a request for Official Information through the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment website.

Before making an Official Information Act request check if the information you need is already publicly available.

Make a request for official information

Media query

Immigration New Zealand media queries should be sent to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) media line.

Making a media query

Contact other New Zealand government agencies

For information on all New Zealand Government organisations and departments, you may visit New Zealand Government Online. This site provides links and information for all government, local government, crown agencies, health and education institutions.

List of New Zealand government agencies

Find immigration advice

If you need personalised immigration advice, you must use a licensed Immigration Adviser or a person exempt from licensing.

Find out how and where to get immigration advice

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Anglesea Hospital 37.7921434°S 175.2823218°E Hamilton Central[2] Waikato Public[2] 17[2] Surgical[2]
Arohanui Hospice 40.4898051°S 175.1043257°E Roslyn[3] Manawatū-Whanganui Private[3] 11[3] Medical[3]
Ascot Integrated Hospital 36.8804212°S 174.7681189°E Remuera[4] Auckland Private[4] 86[4] Surgical, medical[4]
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Ashburton Hospital
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Allenton, Ashburton[6] Canterbury Public[6] 54[6] Maternity, medical, surgical[6]
Auckland City Hospital / Starship Hospital
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Grafton[8] Auckland Public[8] 1124 (including 219 at Starship)[8] Children’s health, maternity, surgical, medical[8]
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Grafton[9] Auckland Public[9] 96[9] Mental health[9]
Auckland Spinal Rehabilitation
36.9578838°S 174.8535152°E
Papatoetoe[10] Auckland Public[10] 20[10] Medical[10]
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Bay of Islands Hospital
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Kawakawa[12] Northland Public[12] 20[12] Medical, maternity, surgical, children’s health[12]
Belverdale Hospital
39.9296639°S 175.0504435°E
Whanganui Central[13] Manawatū-Whanganui Private[13] 15[13] Surgical[13]
Bethlehem Birthing Centre
37.6954456°S 176.1039738°E
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Bidwill Trust Hospital
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Timaru[15] Canterbury Private[15] 14[15] Surgical[15]
Birthcare Auckland
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Birthcare Huntly
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Huntly[17] Waikato Private[17] 6[17] Maternity[17]
Botany Downs Hospital
36.8671895°S 174.6761702°E
Botany Downs[18] Auckland Public[18] 20[18] Maternity[18]
Boulcott Hospital
41.2035978°S 174.9243913°E
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Bowen Hospital
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Crofton Downs[20] Wellington Private[20] 44[20] Surgical, medical[20]
Braemar Hospital
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Melville[21] Waikato Private[21] 89[21] Surgical, medical[21]
Buchanan Rehabilitation Centre
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Point Chevalier[22] Auckland Public[22] 40[22] Mental health[22]
Buller Health
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Westport[23] West Coast Public[23] 8[23] Maternity, medical[23]
Burwood Hospital
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Burwood[24] Canterbury Public[24] 229[24] Surgical, mental health, geriatric, medical[24]
Central Hawkes Bay Health Centre
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Waipukurau[27] Hawke’s Bay Public[27] 8[27] Medical[27]
Charlotte Jean Maternity Hospital
45.253184°S 169.387884°E
Alexandra[28] Otago Private[28] 4[28] Maternity[28]
Chatham Island Health Centre
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Waitangi[29] Chatham Islands Public[29] 3[29] Medical[29]
Chelsea Hospital
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Gisborne Central[30] Gisborne Private[30] 16[30] Surgical, medical[30]
Christchurch Hospital
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Churchill Private Hospital
41.536194°S 173.9433941°E
Witherlea, Blenheim[33] Marlborough Private[33] 9[33] Surgical[33]
Clutha Health First
46.237226°S 169.740937°E
Balclutha[34] Otago Private[34] 18[34] Maternity, medical[34]
Cranford Hospice
39.7433157°S 176.4558465°E
Raureka, Hastings[36] Hawke’s Bay Private[36] 8[36] Medical[36]
Crest Hospital
40.3491272°S 175.6094462°E
Papaioea[37] Manawatū-Whanganui Private[37] 30[37] Surgical, medical[37]
Dannevirke Community Hospital
40.2119189°S 176.0959932°E
Dannevirke[38] Manawatū-Whanganui Private[38] 11[38] Maternity, medical[38]
Darfield Hospital
43.4872853°S 172.1152776°E
Darfield[39] Canterbury Public[39] 9[39] Maternity, geriatric, medical[39]
Dargaville Hospital
35.928944°S 173.875109°E
Dargaville[40] Northland Public[40] 19[40] Mental health, maternity, medical, children’s health, surgical[40]
Dunedin Hospital
45.869706°S 170.508360°E
Dunedin Central[41] Otago Public[41] 361[41] Geriatric, maternity, surgical, medical, psychogeriatric, children’s health[41]
Dunstan Hospital
45.200675°S 169.330831°E
Clyde[42] Otago Private[42] 24[42] Medical[42]
Elective Surgery Centre
36.782243°S 174.753698°E
Takapuna[43] Auckland Public[43] 30[43] Surgical[43]
Ellesmere Hospital
43.7575903°S 172.3001511°E
Leeston[44] Canterbury Public[44] 10[44] Medical, geriatric[44]
Endoscopy Auckland
36.880127°S 174.7703851°E
Epsom[45] Auckland Private[45] 10[45] Surgical[45]
Forte Health Hospital
43.5260886°S 172.6359329°E
Christchurch Central[46] Canterbury Private[46] 30[46] Surgical[46]
Franklin Memorial Hospital
37.2459498°S 174.7356394°E
Waiuku[47] Auckland Public[47] 18[47] Geriatric[47]
Gillies Hospital
36.8813516°S 174.7700862°E
Epsom[48] Auckland Private[48] 16[48] Surgical, medical[48]
Gisborne Hospital
38.638137°S 178.003488°E
Lytton[49] Gisborne Public[49] 115[49] Mental health, children’s health, maternity, surgical, medical[49]
Grace Hospital
37.742569°S 176.136005°E
Pyes Pa[50] Bay of Plenty Private[50] 51[50] Surgical[50]
Greenlane Clinical Centre
36.8945102°S 174.777252°E
Epsom[51] Auckland Public[51] 31[51] Surgical, medical[51]
Grey Base Hospital
42.4636512°S 171.1899531°E
Greymouth[52] West Coast Public[52] 120[52] Maternity, surgical, dementia care, medical, geriatric, mental health, children’s health[52]
Gore Health
46.103003°S 168.936975°E
Gore[53] Southland Private[53] 20[53] Maternity, medical[53]
Hawera Hospital
39.587728°S 174.266703°E
Hāwera[54] Taranaki Public[54] 14[54] Maternity, medical[54]
Hawke’s Bay Hospital
39.6286706°S 176.8233744°E
Camberley, Hastings[55] Hawke’s Bay Public[55] 364[55] Medical, mental health, children’s health, maternity, surgical[55]
He Puna Waiora
36.7799065°S 174.7542401°E
Takapuna[56] Auckland Public[56] 35[56] Mental health[56]
Helensville Birthing Centre
36.6753745°S 174.449034°E
Helensville[57] Auckland Private[57] 5[57] Maternity[57]
Henry Rongomau Bennett Centre
37.8038129°S 175.2812763°E
Hamilton Lake[58] Waikato Public[58] 97[58] Mental health[58]
Hillmorton Hospital
43.5481211°S 172.5887335°E
Spreydon[59] Canterbury Public[59] 195[59] Mental health[59]
Horowhenua Health Centre
40.6326466°S 175.2842619°E
Levin[60] Manawatū-Whanganui Public[60] 28[60] Geriatric, maternity, medical[60]
Hospice Marlborough
41.5354249°S 173.9436298°E
Witherlea, Blenheim[61] Marlborough Private[61] 6[61] Medical[61]
Hospice North Shore
36.7750877°S 174.7264888°E
Takapuna[62] Auckland Private[62] 14[62] Medical[62]
Hospice South Canterbury
44.3858144°S 171.2157235°E
Highfield, Timaru[63] Canterbury Private[63] 7[63] Medical[63]
Hospice Southland
46.439720°S 168.356332°E
Kew[64] Southland Private[64] 8[64] Medical[64]
Hospice Waikato
37.8028908°S 175.3148964°E
Hillcrest[65] Waikato Private[65] 12[65] Medical[65]
Hospice Wanganui
39.906900°S 175.026259°E
Otamatea[66] Manawatū-Whanganui Private[66] 5[66] Medical[66]
Hutt Hospital
41.2045168°S 174.9226535°E
Boulcott[67] Wellington Public[67] 322[67] Maternity, geriatric, surgical, mental health, medical, children’s health, psychogeriatric[67]
Kaikoura Hospital
42.4046628°S 173.6793146°E
Kaikōura[68] Canterbury Public[68] 21[68] Geriatric, medical, maternity[68]
Kaitaia Hospital
35.119262°S 173.260981°E
Kaitaia[69] Northland Public[69] 32[69] Mental health, surgical, children’s health, maternity, medical[69]
Kapiti Health Centre
40.9103178°S 175.0052207°E
Paraparaumu[70] Wellington Public[70] 2[70] Maternity[70]
Kenepuru Hospital
41.1467893°S 174.8323305°E
Kenepuru[72] Wellington Public[72] 131[72] Maternity, medical, mental health, surgical, psychogeriatric[72]
Kensington Hospital
35.708324°S 174.320103°E
Kensington[73] Northland Private[73] 19[73] Surgical[73]
Lakes District Hospital
45.023181°S 168.736226°E
Queenstown[76] Southland Public[76] 15[76] Medical, maternity[76]
Lincoln Maternity Hospital
43.6352162°S 172.4869435°E
Lincoln[77] Canterbury Public[77] 7[77] Maternity[77]
Manuka Street Hospital
41.2787454°S 173.2881433°E
Nelson Central[78] Nelson Private[78] 22[78] Surgical[78]
Manukau Surgery Centre
37.0082724°S 174.8850646°E
Wiri[79] Auckland Public[79] 78[79] Surgical[79]
Mary Potter Hospice
41.1102528°S 174.5924245°E
Newtown[80] Wellington Private[80] 22[80] Medical[80]
Mason Clinic
36.8750972°S 174.704138°E
Point Chevalier[81] Auckland Public[81] 109[81] Mental health[81]
Matariki Hospital
38.0184837°S 175.3248278°E
Te Awamutu[82] Waikato Public[82] 32[82] Geriatric, medical[82]
Mercy Hospice
36.8672665°S 174.7812352°E
Freemans Bay[83] Auckland Private[83] 13[83] Medical[83]
Mercy Hospital
45.861147°S 170.498998°E
Maori Hill[84] Otago Private[84] 66[84] Surgical[84]
Mercy Integrated Hospital
36.8733362°S 174.7677773°E
Epsom[85] Auckland Private[85] 105[85] Surgical, medical[85]
Middlemore Hospital
36.9640701°S 174.8383995°E
Māngere[86] Auckland Public[86] 889[86] Geriatric, mental health, children’s health, maternity, surgical, medical, psychogeriatric[86]
Motueka Maternity Unit
41.129544°S 173.008036°E
Motueka[87] Tasman Public[87] 5[87] Maternity[87]
Mount View Lunatic Asylum (defunct)
41.306114°S 174.7810835°E
Mount Cook[88] Wellington Public 250[88] Psychiatric[88]
Murchison Hospital and Health Centre
41.8058995°S 172.3260231°E
Murchison[89] Tasman Public[89] 8[89] Medical, rest home care[89]
Nelson Hospital
41.2871429°S 173.2692324°E
Nelson South[91] Nelson Public[91] 191[91] Mental health, medical, surgical, maternity, children’s health[91]
Nelson Marlborough Health Mental Health Admission Unit
41.287452°S 173.2682885°E
Nelson South[92] Nelson Public[92] 26[92] Mental health[92]
Nelson Tasman Hospice
41.3242538°S 173.2273632°E
Stoke[93] Nelson Private[93] 10[93] Medical[93]
Nga Hau Mangere Birthing Centre
36.9713734°S 174.7950322°E
Māngere[94] Auckland Private[94] 20[94] Maternity[94]
North Haven Hospice
35.694876°S 174.332472°E
Tikipunga[95] Northland Private[95] 8[95] Medical[95]
North Shore Hospital
36.7821018°S 174.7548627°E
Takapuna[96] Auckland Public[96] 663[96] Maternity, medical, geriatric, children’s health, surgical, psychogeriatric, mental health[96]
Nurse Maude Hospice
43.5338727°S 172.5623288°E
St Albans[97] Canterbury Private[97] 11[97] Medical[97]
Oamaru Hospital
45.099467°S 170.968253°E
Oamaru[98] Otago Private[98] 44[98] Geriatric, maternity, medical[98]
Ormiston Surgical & Endoscopy
36.9647953°S 174.9032061°E
Flat Bush[99] Auckland Private[99] 32[99] Surgical, medical[99]
Otago Community Hospice
45.848185°S 170.532076°E
North East Valley[100] Otago Private[100] 12[100] Medical[100]
Oxford Hospital
43.3028112°S 172.1897368°E
Oxford[101] Canterbury Public[101] 15[101] Medical, geriatric[101]
Palmerston North Hospital
40.3382811°S 175.6168614°E
Roslyn[102] Manawatū-Whanganui Public[102] 354[102] Mental health, children’s health, maternity, surgical, psychogeriatric, medical, geriatric[102]
Papakura Obstetric Hospital
37.0621487°S 174.9430593°E
Papakura[103] Auckland Public[103] 13[103] Maternity[103]
Pitman House
36.8736399°S 174.7082434°E
Point Chevalier[104] Auckland Public[104] 10[104] Mental health[104]
Porirua Hospital Campus Mental Health Services
41.1467893°S 174.8323305°E
Kenepuru[105] Wellington Public[105] 18[105] Mental health[105]
Porirua Lunatic Asylum (defunct)
41.141037°S 174.831952°E
Kenepuru[106] Wellington[106] Public[106] 700 – 1500[107][106][108] Psychiatric[106]
Princess Margaret Hospital
43.570538°S 172.61885°E
Cashmere[109] Canterbury Public[109] 53[109] Psychogeriatric, medical, mental health[109]
Pukekohe Hospital
37.2178024°S 174.9018199°E
Pukekohe[110] Auckland Public[110] 32[110] Geriatric, maternity[110]
Puna Whiti
36.8922943°S 175.6710532°E
Hamilton Lake[112] Waikato Public[112] 5[112] Mental health[112]
Quay Park Surgical
36.847517°S 174.7722983°E
Auckland CBD[113] Auckland Private[113] 4[113] Surgical[113]
Rangiora Hospital
43.2891387°S 172.5891225°E
Rangiora[114] Canterbury Public[114] 16[114] Medical, maternity[114]
Remuera Surgical Care
36.8738338°S 174.7817034°E
Remuera[115] Auckland Private[115] 4[115] Surgical[115]
Rhoda Read Hospital
37.6454686°S 175.5154521°E
Morrinsville[116] Waikato Public[116] 32[116] Geriatric, medical[116]
River Ridge East Birth Centre
37.7883295°S 175.2880706°E
Hamilton East[117] Waikato Private[117] 20[117] Maternity[117]
Rotorua Hospital
38.1312696°S 176.2476261°E
Ohinemutu[118] Bay of Plenty Public[118] 233[118] Children’s health, maternity, surgical, medical, geriatric, mental health[118] cv
Royston Hospital
39.6413644°S 176.8328669°E
Raureka, Hastings[119] Hawke’s Bay Private[119] 33[119] Surgical, medical[119]
Seacliff Lunatic Asylum (defunct)
45.675254°S 170.622091°E
Seacliff[120] Otago[120] Public[120] 500[120] Psychiatric[120]
Seaview Asylum (defunct)
42.706336°S 170.974857°E
Seaview, Hokitika[121] West Coast Public[121] 22-549[121] Psychiatric[121]
Seddon Memorial Hospital (defunct)
46.1136922°S 168.942903°E
Gore[122] Southland Public[122] 130[122] Medical, maternity, aged care[122]
Selina Sutherland Hospital
40.9474935°S 175.6713245°E
Lansdowne[123] Wellington Private[123] 10[123] Surgical[123]
Southern Cross Auckland Surgical Centre
36.8739242°S 174.777725°E
Remuera[124] Auckland Private[124] 17[124] Surgical[124]
Southern Cross Hospital Brightside
36.8791008°S 174.7687274°E
Epsom[125] Auckland Private[125] 43[125] Surgical, medical[125]
Southern Cross Hospital Christchurch
43.5202485°S 172.6329178°E
Christchurch Central[126] Canterbury Private[126] 86[126] Surgical, medical[126]
Southern Cross Hospital Hamilton
37.7889646°S 175.2881821°E
Hamilton East[127] Waikato Private[127] 60[127] Medical, surgical[127]
Southern Cross Hospital Invercargill
46.407077°S 168.353568°E
Invercargill Central[128] Southland Private[128] 26[128] Surgical, medical[128]
Southern Cross Hospital New Plymouth
39.0586923°S 174.0638001°E
New Plymouth Central[129] Taranaki Private[129] 24[129] Surgical, medical[129]
Southern Cross Hospital North Harbour
36.7700676°S 174.7303662°E
Wairau Valley[130] Auckland Private[130] 59[130] Surgical, medical[130]
Southern Cross Hospital Rotorua
38.158313°S 176.239251°E
Springfield[131] Bay of Plenty Private[131] 17[131] Medical, surgical[131]
Southern Cross Hospital Wellington
41.3094629°S 174.7732074°E
Newtown[132] Wellington Private[132] 37[132] Surgical[132]
St George’s Hospital
43.5105583°S 172.6167017°E
Strowan[133] Canterbury Private[133] 93[133] Maternity, surgical[133]
Southland Hospital
46.439005°S 168.357157°E
Kew[134] Southland Public[134] 168[134] Surgical, geriatric, maternity, medical, mental health, children’s health[134]
St Marks Road Surgical Centre
36.8735538°S 174.7782106°E
Remuera[140] Auckland Private[140] 4[140] Surgical[140]
Taihape Health
39.6812348°S 175.7956642°E
Taihape[143] Manawatū-Whanganui Private[143] 2[143] Maternity[143]
Tamahere Hospital and Healing Centre
37.8570226°S 175.3892878°E
Tamahere[144] Waikato Private[144] 31[144] Mental health[144]
Tamaki Oranga
36.9577901°S 174.8533875°E
Papatoetoe[145] Auckland Public[145] 20[145] Mental health[145]
Taranaki Base Hospital
39.071906°S 174.056710°E
Westown[146] Taranaki Public[146] 194[146] Surgical, medical, mental health, children’s health, maternity[146]
Taumarunui Hospital
38.8891431°S 175.2500973°E
Taumarunui[147] Waikato Public[147] 14[147] Maternity, medical[147]
Taupo Hospital
38.699116°S 176.099557°E
Hilltop[148] Waikato Public[148] 36[148] Surgical, medical, maternity[148]
Tauranga Hospital
37.707407°S 176.148804°E
Tauranga South[149] Bay of Plenty Public[149] 360[149] Psychogeriatric, geriatric, mental health, children’s health, maternity, surgical and medical[149]
Te Awakairangi Birthing Centre
41.2040427°S 174.9096135°E
Hutt Central[150] Wellington Private[150] 12[150] Maternity[150]
Te Awamutu Birthing
38.0067454°S 175.3371935°E
Te Awamutu[151] Waikato Private[151] 7[151] Maternity[151]
Te Kuiti Hospital
38.334222°S 175.1506407°E
Te Kuiti[152] Waikato Public[152] 16[152] Maternity, medical[152]
Te Omanga Hospice
41.203091°S 174.8827532°E
Woburn[153] Wellington Private[153] 10[153] Medical[153]
Te Papaioea Birthing Centre
40.3412898°S 175.6214284°E
Roslyn[154] Manawatū-Whanganui Private[154] 12[154] Maternity[154]
Te Rangimarie Hospice
39.073619°S 174.058206°E
Westown[155] Taranaki Private[155] 6[155] Medical[155]
Timaru Hospital
44.408356°S 171.256527°E
Parkside, Timaru[156] Canterbury Public[156] 132[156] Medical, mental health, children’s health, maternity, surgical[156]
Timatanga Hou – Detox Unit
35.930620°S 173.871132°E
Dargaville[157] Northland Public[157] 8[157] Mental health[157]
Tipahi Street Mental Health
40.5791355°S 166.0297692°E
Nelson South[158] Nelson Public[158] 13[158] Mental health[158]
Thames Hospital
37.1364397°S 175.5422467°E
Thames[159] Waikato Public[159] 52[159] Maternity, surgical, medical[159]
Tokoroa Hospital
38.2305391°S 175.858325°E
Tokoroa[161] Waikato Public[161] 21[161] Maternity, medical[161]
Totara Hospice
37.0040465°S 174.9155036°E
The Gardens[162] Auckland Private[162] 18[162] Medical[162]
Tuarangi Home
43.9061441°S 171.7511082°E
Ashburton Central, Ashburton[164] Canterbury Public[164] 37[164] Geriatric, psychogeriatric, rest home care, dementia care, medical[164]
Waikari Hospital
42.9669839°S 172.6846052°E
Waikari[165] Canterbury Public[165] 10[165] Geriatric, medical, maternity[165]
Waikato Hospital
37.3316256°S 174.4662808°E
Hamilton Lake[166] Waikato Public[166] 673[166] Medical, geriatric, children’s health, maternity, surgical[166]
Waipuna Hospice
37.6965935°S 176.0908361°E
Te Puna[167] Bay of Plenty Private[167] 12[167] Medical[167]
Wairarapa Hospital
40.9475853°S 175.6723565°E
Lansdowne[168] Wellington Public[168] 89[168] Surgical, medical, psychiatric, children’s health, maternity[168]
Wairau Hospital
41.5361567°S 173.941315°E
Witherlea, Blenheim[169] Marlborough Public[169] 100[169] Surgical, maternity, children’s health, medical[169]
Wairoa Hospital & Health Centre
39.0415211°S 177.4124237°E
Wairoa[170] Hawke’s Bay Public[170] 12[170] Maternity, medical[170]
Waitakere Hospital
36.8702993°S 174.6280573°E
Henderson[171] Auckland Public[171] 283[171] Geriatric, children’s health, surgical, mental health, maternity, medical[171]
Wakari Hospital
45.859008°S 170.472966°E
Halfway Bush[172] Otago Public[172] 90[172] Intellectual, medical, mental health[172]
Wakefield Hospital
41.3167973°S 174.7771576°E
Newtown[173] Wellington Private[173] 71[173] Surgical, medical[173]
Ward OPR1
36.864°S 174.7779584°E
Hamilton Lake[174] Waikato Public[174] 15[174] Mental health[174]
Waterford Birth Centre
37.7931905°S 175.2867599°E
Hamilton Central[175] Waikato Private[175] 10[175] Maternity[175]
Wellington Hospital
41.3085872°S 174.778601°E
Newtown[176] Wellington Public[176] 484[176] Children’s health, maternity, surgical, medical[176]
Wellington Hospital Mental Health Services
41.3085872°S 174.778601°E
Newtown[177] Wellington Public[177] 29[177] Mental health[177]
Wellsford Birthing Unit
36.2925215°S 174.5224384°E
Wellsford[178] Auckland Private[178] 2[178] Maternity[178]
Whakatāne Hospital
37.9650924°S 176.9768278°E
Whakatāne[179] Bay of Plenty Public[179] 96[179] Maternity, surgical, medical, mental health, children’s health[179]
Whanganui Hospital
39.943912°S 175.037783°E
Gonville[180] Manawatū-Whanganui Public[180] 172[180] Children’s health, maternity, surgical, medical, geriatric, mental health[180]
Whangarei Hospital
35.736333°S 174.303447°E
Woodhill[181] Northland Public[181] 249[181] Mental health, maternity, medical, psychiatric, children’s health, surgical[181]
Whau Lunatic Asylum (defunct)
36.874975°S 174.706332°E
Point Chevalier[182] Auckland Public[182] 494[182] Psychiatric[182]
Wilson Centre
36.7998837°S 174.7858688°E
Hauraki[183] Auckland Public[183] 26[183] Physical, children’s health[183]
Winton Maternity Centre
46.134797°S 168.325685°E
Winton[184] Southland Private[184] 6[184] Maternity[184]

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