This page provides information about accessibility for the Maritime New Zealand web site.

Accessibility overview

This website has been designed to meet the recommendations of the New Zealand Government Web Standards. New Zealand Government Web Standards[Department of Internal Affairs]

This website has been designed to work best in modern browsers which support HTML and CSS standards. This includes Internet Explorer 7 and above, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Chrome, and Opera. People using older browsers will still be able to see all the content but it will only be formatted as plain html.

Please let us know if you have any problems accessing the information on this website.

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Help with reading or downloading documents

To view most of the downloadable documents and publications in this website, you will need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have this free software installed on your computer, please click on the Adobe link below to download it:

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Help with downloading:

There are two options for downloading.

  1. Open in your browser

    By "left-clicking" on the link, the document will open directly into your browser or Word programme. However, if the document is large (as some of them are) it may take several minutes to download the document, and whilst it is downloading it may appear that nothing is happening. You could continue to wait, or try option two.
  2. Save the document to your hard drive

    By "right-clicking" on the link and then clicking on "save target as", you will have the option to save the document to your hard drive. The benefits of this are that you can see how long it will take and observe it's progress, and the document will be readily available for the future. This process is completely safe as we ensure that our documents are virus free.

    Some of the documents will take several minutes to download, depending on the size of the document and the speed of your Internet connection. File sizes are noted beside each publication.

Use of javascript

This website uses javascript to make its content more dynamic and interactive. Browsers that don't support javascript, or have javascript disabled, will still be able to find, read and navigate through content.

All our online forms will need javascript to be enabled to function correctly. Paper based (or PDF versions) of these forms will be available for downloading as an alternative.