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Hauraki Gulf Marine Spatial Plan

The Hauraki Gulf, known by many as Tikapa Moana and by others as Te Moananui ā Toi, is rightly recognised as a national taonga.

A partnership led by mana whenua and central and local government is working on creating Sea Change – Tai Timu Tai Pari, a marine spatial plan designed to safeguard this treasure.

Sea Change – Tai Timu Tai Pari needs another key partner: you. Your ideas, visions and goals for the Hauraki Gulf – all 1.2 million ocean hectares of it – are vital if we’re to secure a healthy, productive and sustainable resource for all users.

If you use the Hauraki Gulf for any purpose – such as leisure or sport, aquaculture, commercial or recreational fishing, shipping or tourism – or if you are simply interested in maintaining its wellbeing, you are warmly invited to participate in the development of the Sea Change – Tai Timu Tai Pari Hauraki Gulf Marine Spatial Plan. Learn more about the project on this site.

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May 2016 newsletter

The Stakeholder Working Group (SWG) are close to finishing work on the water quality and aquaculture chapters for the marine spatial plan.

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April 2016 newsletter: It's all about the Gulf...

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