Whangateau Harbour Care Newsletter 1/3

April 2017
Edition 1 volume 3 [Read more…]

Whangateau Harbour Care Newsletter 1/4

May 2017
Edition 1 volume 4 [Read more…]

Whangateau Harbourcare Stall at the Matakana Green

Harbour Care Stall July 2017

Secretary Liz Allen at the Whangateau Harbour Care stall at the Matakana Green Collective market held on Sunday 16th July 2017.

Blow for fisheries as court win hands marine controls to councils

Fish life around the Rena remains during salvage operations. - Darryl Torckler

Fish life around the Rena remains during salvage operations. – Darryl Torckler

An attempt to save the marine life that flourished on Astrolabe Reef off Tauranga after the Rena was wrecked could now mean councils have more say on the way coastal areas, including fisheries, are managed. [Read more…]

Dive for Debris

Dive for Debris was held on the 4th March, 2017

Diver heading into the harbour at Ti Point

Diver heading into the harbour [Read more…]

Roger Grace Submission to the Hauraki Gulf Marine Spatial plan

Option One: Type 1 MPA Whangateau Harbour (Waikokopu Creek 185.3ha and Horseshoe Island 69.1ha)


Whangateau HarbourCare Group has since 2009 had plans for a Scientific Reserve in the southern arm of the harbour (Waikokopu Creek), extending the existing Omaha Taniko Wetlands Scientific Reserve (kahikatea forest) down to the low tide mark.  The area is a rich mosaic of saltmarsh, mangroves, seagrass, firm sand flats and rare coralline turf “rhodolith” balls.  Concept of Scientific Reserve rather than Marine Reserve is to allow future manipulation of small mangroves if they spread to compromise the open sand flats valuable to wading birds in the area. [Read more…]

Experiencing Marine Reserves (EMR) in the Whangateau Harbour

Experiencing Marine Reserves (EMR) provided free opportunity for 105 people to snorkel for free in the Whangateau Harbour over March.


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