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Sea Change – Tai Timu Tai Pari (Hauraki Gulf Marine Spatial Plan)

image of cover page of PlanHe 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 (25MB), and may take a long time to load.

You can also read a 12 page summary introduction and overview of the Plan.

Foreward Foreward
Executive summary
1. Setting the scene
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Executive summary
 
1.  SETTING THE SCENE / HORA I TE KAUPAPA
What is Sea Change – Tai Timu Tai Pari?    
Why do we need a Marine Spatial Plan?    
The Hauraki Gulf Marine Park    
The Economy of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park    
A turn-around Plan for the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park    
Navigating the Plan    

PART ONE: KAITIAKITANGA AND GUARDIANSHIP / WĀHANGA TUATAHI: KAITIAKITANGA

Introduction Introduction
2. Mana whenua
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2. MANA WHENUA / MANA MOANA
A Māori perspective of Tikapa Moana / Te Moananui ā Toi    
Iwi of Hauraki and Tāmaki Makaurau    
Tikanga Māori and kaitiakitanga: values, practices, and stewardship    
Customary knowledge, rights and practices in law    
The Treaty of Waitangi and Treaty settlements    
     
3. WEAVING THE STRANDS: KAITIAKITANGA AND GUARDIANSHIP / HE WHIRINGA O NGĀ AHO: KAITIAKITANGA 3. Weaving the strands: Kaitiakitanga and guardianship (2mb)
Place Study: Kaitiakitanga and guardianship of Ōkahu Bay - Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei    
Mussel Reef Restoration Project.    
Initiative One. Biodiversity and Habitat Restoration  
The problem    
Biodiversity themes within the Plan - Tai Timu Tai Pari    
The goal    
Passive restoration    
Active restoration    
Reef restoration    
What you told us    
Objectives for restoring biodiversity and marine habitats    
Initiative Two. Mahinga Kai / Pātaka Kai – Replenishing the Food Basket  
Fish stocks    
Fish stocks objectives    
Aquaculture    
Initiative Three. Sediment and Water Quality – Waipara  
The problem    
The goal    
What we are saying    
Initiative Four. Ahu Moana – mana whenua and Community coastal co-management areas  
Ngā tikanga - Principles    
Kei te whakatinanatia tia – putting flesh on the bones / giving effect to the vision    
Implementation measures    
Initiative Five. Kaitiakitanga and Guardianship  
Kaitiaki and guardianship in action    
Watercare Harbour Clean-Up Trust    
Rock fishing safety campaign    

PART TWO: REPLENISHING THE FOOD BASKET / WĀHANGA TUARUA: MAHINGA KAI – HE KOHINGA KI TE KETE KA

Introduction Introduction
4. Fish stocks
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 4. FISH STOCKS / IRA MOMO IKA  

Background

   
A community perspective    
A mana whenua perspective    
A scientific perspective    
What do we want to achieve?    
Overall themes for fish stocks    
Management actions for Theme One – rebuilding fish stocks    
Management actions for Theme Two – restoring habitats    
Management actions which support both Themes One and Two    
Implementation process    
Place Study: Te Ruamaahua – The Alderman Islands    
     
5. AQUACULTURE / AHUMOANA 5. Aquaculture (818kb)
A mana whenua perspective    
Aquaculture objectives    
What do we want to achieve?    
How will we do it?    
Place Study: Wharekawa – mana whenua and aquaculture in the Firth of Thames    

PART THREE: RIDGE TO REEF OR MOUNTAINS TO SEA / WĀHANGA TUATORU: KI UTA KI TAI

Introduction Introduction
6.Biodiversity
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6. BIODIVERSITY / RERENGA RAUROPI
Biodiversity of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park    
Biodiversity - a scientific perspective    
What do we want to achieve?    
How will we do it?    
Place Study: Ngāti Rehua Ngātiwai Ki  Aotea - Taiko (Black Petrel) Restoration    
Marine Protected Areas    
Marine Debris    
Biosecurity    
     
7. WATER QUALITY / ORANGA PŪMAU O TE WAI 7. Water quality (3mb)
Theme A. Sediment    
Theme B. Nutrients    
Theme C. Heavy metals    
Theme D. Microbial pathogens    
Risks and threats    
Place Study: Kauaeranga (The Thames Mudflats), mana whenua, and water quality    
     
     

PART FOUR: PROSPEROUS COMMUNITIES / WĀHANGA TUAWHĀ: KOTAHITANGA

 
Introduction Introduction
8. Inspiring the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park community (1mb)
 
8. INSPIRING THE HAURAKI GULF MARINE PARK COMMUNITY / HE WHAKAHAU I TE HĀPORI O TĪKAPA MOANA TE MOANANUI-Ā-TOI
Where are we – what are the issues and opportunities?    
Objective 1. Engage ‘hearts and minds’    
Objective 3. Expand marine education opportunities    
Objective 4. ‘One Gulf one message’ strategy    
Place Study Revive Our Gulf – the Mussel Reef Restoration Trust    
     
9. PROVIDING ACCESS TO THE HAURAKI GULF MARINE PARK / HE TUKU URUNGA ATU KI TĪKAPA MOANA TE MOANANUI-Ā-TOI 9. Providing access to the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park (890kb)
Objective 5. A place-based decision making approach    
Objective 6. Managing visitor experience    
Objective 7. Create and implement a Hauraki Gulf Marine Park transport strategy    
Objective 8. Create a ‘Blue Highway’    
Objective 9. Supplement Blue Highway with ‘Walking on Water’ strategy    
     
10. DESIGNING COASTAL INFRASTRUCTURE / HE WAIHANGA AHOAHO PŪNAHA TAKUTA 10. Designing coastal infrastructure (61kb)
Objective 10. Create and implement blue design principles    
Objective 11. Establish a Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Design Panel    
     
11. IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PLAN / WHAKATINANA I TE MAHERE 11. Implementation of the Plan (48kb)
Hauraki Gulf Governance Attributes    
A co-ordinated approach to research and monitoring    

REFERENCES / NGĀ TOHUTORU

  References (348kb)

ACRONYMS, AND MĀORI TERMS / KUPU RĀPOTO, KUPU MĀORI

  Acronyms and Māori terms (223kb)
List of acronyms    
Kupu māori - Māori terms    

APPENDICES

   
1. FISH STOCKS OF THE HAURAKI GULF / IRA IKA O TĪKAPA MOANA TE MOANANUI-Ā-TOI   Appendix 1 (1mb)
     
2. AREAS IDENTIFIED FOR FUTURE AQUACULTURE DEVELOPMENT / NGĀ ROHE KUA TOHUA HEI WHANAKE AHUMOANA MŌ ĀMURI   Appendix 2 (1mb)
     
3. BIODIVERSITY AND MARINE PROTECTED AREAS / RERENGA RAUROPI ME NGĀ ROHE RĀHUI MOANA   Appendix 3 (1mb)
   
4. WATER QUALITY / ORANGA PŪMAU O TE WAI   Appendix 4 (995mb)
   
5. CULTURAL HEALTH INDICATORS / NGĀ TOHU ORANGA Ā-IWI   Appendix 5 (426kb)

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