Protect the Hauraki Gulf
Length-based Fishing Competitions
On 31 August 2018, the OBC became the first boat Club in NZ to run all its competitions on a measure-only basis, giving the anglers the choice to either keep or release their catch while still being eligible for prizes.
Fishing contests have traditionally focused on killing and weighing the biggest fish. Photographing the fish on a measure empowers contestants to keep as many of the best-eating fish they need while releasing any others. That means OBC members can potentially be rewarded for a significant catch and have the option to release it.
The Outboard Boating Club is a strong supporter to the Motuihe Trust.
Offering administrative assistance, member volunteer and member donations.
To view the work and environmental related activities being undertaken by the Trust on the island visit www.motuihe.org.nz.
For additional information regarding the Gulf the OBC recommends the following links:
- A Quick Guide to the Hauraki Gulf http://www.doc.govt.nz/Documents/parks-and-recreation/places-to-visit/auckland/hauraki-gulf/ti-hauraki-gulf-quick-guide.pdf
- Hauraki Gulf Marine Park and Island Guide http://www.customs.govt.nz/news/resources/Documents/hauraki-gulf-marine-park-island-brochure.pdf
Copies of these publications are available from the OBC Administration.
Blue Flag Certification
The OBC became the third 'club facility' in Australasia to receive Blue Flag Certification. This certification recognises our commitment to a worldwide standard of sustainable boating activity.
Blue Flag focusses on four key areas
- Environmental education and information
- Environmental management
- Safe and service facilities
- Water quality
The OBC has initiatives, policies and rules that support all these areas including a Code of Environmental Conduct.
Mussel Reef Restoration Trust
Kai Ika Project
The Outboard Boating Club of Auckland, Papatuanuku Kokiri Marae have teamed up with LegaSea to develop the Kai Ika Project.
The Kai Ika project utilises fish heads, frames and offal which were previously going to waste. Since September 2016 previously discarded fish parts have been collected from the OBC by Papatuanuku Kokiri Marae whanau and redistributed to families and community groups in South Auckland who value these fish parts and enjoy their sweet flesh.
Motukorea (Browns Island)
The OBC provides a base for volunteer trips to the Island for restoration, a meeting space plus loads of member volunteers.
Orca Research Trust
Akarana Yacht Club
Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust
Coastguard Northern Region
Kawau Island Yacht Club
Kohimarama Yacht Club
Make A Wish
Surf Life Saving NZ
Tamaki Yacht Club