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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 (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.

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 (807kb)
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 (395kb)
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 (59kb)
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 (47kb)
Hauraki Gulf Governance Attributes    
A co-ordinated approach to research and monitoring    

REFERENCES / NGĀ TOHUTORU

  References (71kb)

ACRONYMS, AND MĀORI TERMS / KUPU RĀPOTO, KUPU MĀORI

  Acronyms and Māori terms (39kb)
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 (3mb)
     
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 (4mb)
   
4. WATER QUALITY / ORANGA PŪMAU O TE WAI   Appendix 4 (3mb)
   
5. CULTURAL HEALTH INDICATORS / NGĀ TOHU ORANGA Ā-IWI   Appendix 5 (381kb)

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

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