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.
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.
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.