He taonga tuku iho – treasures handed down from the ancestors.
The Hauraki Gulf / Tīkapa Moana is an incredible natural environment and a nationally significant place. For over a millenia, it has been a taonga to the people who belong to and identify with it.
The Gulf is now under significant pressure, and its communities have seen a marked decline in its mauri, environmental quality and abundance of resources.
Sea Change – Tai Timu Tai Pari is your Hauraki Gulf Marine Spatial Plan, a collaborative effort between mana whenua, local and central goverment agencies, and local communities and interest groups.
It includes a number of significant principles, proposals and innovative measures to manage and protect the Gulf, and help deliver on our shared vision. A vision of the return of Hauraki Gulf / Tīkapa Moana as a place that is vibrant with life, has a strong mauri, is productive and supports healthy and prosperous communities.
Read the Plan
Click on the blue text to the right of the table of contents to read or download a PDF version of the relevant section of the Plan. You can also download the full document, here. Note that the full, single document is a large file (30MB), and may take a long time to load.
DISCLAIMER: The current version of the Plan on this website was produced for the launch. It is not the final version. If you wish to have a hard print copy of the plan, we recommend you wait unti the final version is available, otherwise please contact your regional or unitary council.
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