Point 6 – Scientific Reserve

Marine Reserve or Scientific Reserve status for the southern arm of Whangateau, south of the Omaha Causeway (Waikokopu Creek).
Jointed rush in sunset - Roger Grace

Jointed rush in sunset - Roger Grace

Reasons: This area is unique in the Auckland Region. It has firm sand flats and a rich mosaic of salt marsh, sea grass, mangrove and other habitats of high ecological value, and is bordered to the east by the Omaha Taniko Wetlands Scientific Reserve and an area of covenanted coastal forest. Its preservation in its natural state is a high regional priority.

Proposed extension to scientific reserve

Proposed extension to scientific reserve

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