As the industry increasingly farms in open waters, the outdated design of existing floats is struggling to keep up.
The Boxing Day hail event that hit most of the Tasman district could cost orchards more than $100 million
It shredded vineyards, smashed greenhouses, dented and bruised crops, causing damage worth tens of millions of dollars.
Police say they are still at the scene working out what happened.
The complaints from the public were taken extremely seriously.
A man has died after falling from a kayak in Ruby Bay in the Tasman district.
They're being threatened with legal action if they don't move on.
He was transported to Wellington Hospital in a critical condition.