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Hauraki Gulf Marine Spatial Plan

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Click here to read a 12 page introduction and overview of the 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.

Mana whenua, central and local government, local communities and interest groups have all been working together to create Sea Change – Tai Timu Tai Pari, a marine spatial plan designed to safeguard this treasure.

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, then Sea Change – Tai Timu Tai Pari Hauraki Gulf Marine Spatial Plan - affects and involves you. Learn more.

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The Hauraki Gulf/Tīkapa Moana Marine Spatial Plan is finished!

After four years in the making, the country's first marine spatial plan was released on 6 December 2016. 

The Plan was produced by a multi-sector Stakeholder Working Group after extensive community and iwi engagement and was approved by the Project Steering Group (the mana whenua-agency governance group) late November 2016.


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