The New Zealand Maritime Pilots’ Association


Working with pilots and key stakeholders to continuously improve the safety and standards of marine pilotage

Welcome to the New Zealand Maritime Pilots’ Association (NZMPA). Through collaborative engagement with members and stakeholders we commit to promoting best practice in marine pilotage, pilot training and professional development.

The NZMPA keep abreast of emerging technologies and human science pertaining to marine pilotage while facilitating knowledge sharing with all key stakeholders and organisations.

About the NZMPA

Learn about the objectives and role of The New Zealand Maritime Pilots’ Association.

About Us »

Pilot Resources

Access a collection of safety publications, policies and regulatory resources.

NZMPA Resources »


Keep up to date by reading a timely collection of NZMPA news articles.

NZMPA News »

The New Zealand Pilot Magazine

The NZMPA publishes a twice-yearly magazine – The New Zealand Pilot. The magazine includes newsletters to our members, discussion articles, articles of general maritime interest and advertisements from our stakeholders.

The Benefits of Membership

Why be a member of the NZMPA?

  • Be part of an organisation whose objectives focus on continuous improvement and learning.
  • Learn from a global network of professionals.
  • Communicate your ideas to a global audience.
  • Help to formulate industry guidance and influence regulation.
  • Gain a support network.

NZMPA Conference 2024

17–19 September 2024

Members workshop 20 September 2024

Christchurch Town Hall


The New Zealand Maritime Pilots Association (NZMPA) Mobile App is an information-sharing tool to help improve communications and enhance maritime safety.