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Graphic: An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand 1966.


This information was published in 1966 in An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand, edited by A. H. McLintock. It has not been corrected and will not be updated.

Up-to-date information can be found elsewhere in Te Ara.




The main harbours of New Zealand today are on the east coast of both islands, in consequence of which the majority of lights are located on these coasts, and in Cook and Foveaux Straits. Only small coastal vessels are to be found navigating between Wellington and minor ports on the West Coast.

Fog and low visibility are not frequent on the New Zealand coast which can thus be said to be well served by 13 radio beacons.

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