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I noticed the other day that the port marker poles in the Tamaki River are a red square shape on top of the pole, but the pole is painted white.

These poles are remarkably similar to the safe water mark of St Heliers, which is also a white pole with a small red circle above it. Shouldn't the safe water marker be vertical red and white striped? It seems like it would be easily to mistake the safe water marker for a port marker.

Why are the lateral marker poles painted white and not all red as they show as all red on the MNZ website.




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Its a funny sort area,east bastion reef has 2 red and a green but you go north of the red and south of the green but when entering the river its opposite to what you think and reason is we operate in a clockwise direction around nz and the ebb?(incoming) also dictates,many have come unstuck around kawau island as well.

If you look at the markers off musick pt red close to point and green slight out,you go between the 2 yet as I stated east bastion is opposite.

When come thru chanel off musick Gren to stb and red to port no isue there but the red off karaka you take to stb coming in.



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