About Us

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Our Mission

Sea Change – Tai Timu Tai Pari is an innovative effort to safeguard the future of the Hauraki Gulf, ensuring its productivity, health, and sustainability for future generations. The initiative aims to produce a marine spatial plan by the end of 2016, which will guide the sharing, use, and stewardship of the Gulf.


The Hauraki Gulf is under significant ecological stress, as environmental indicators reveal. As demonstrated by successive State of our Gulf reports, the more we use the Gulf, the harder it is to preserve its health. The issue is further complicated by the different agencies responsible for managing and regulating various activities within the marine space.


Through Sea Change – Tai Timu Tai Pari, the involved agencies are seeking collaborative solutions by engaging interest groups, communities, and stakeholders. To learn more about the challenges and opportunities facing the Gulf, please read our Sea Change – Tai Timu Tai Pari factsheet.


The Mana whenua, Auckland Council, Waikato Regional Council, territorial authorities, the Department of Conservation, Ministry for Primary Industries, and the Hauraki Gulf Forum have recognized that partnership and stakeholder engagement are the keys to effective Gulf and resource management. The Stakeholder Working Group (SWG) supports this process. Please read who’s on board to learn more about their partnership.


If you are a Gulf user or interested in its well-being, we welcome your participation. Please sign up here to stay up-to-date with Sea Change – Tai Timu Tai Pari developments via our email newsletter. Your input into securing the Hauraki Gulf as a healthy, sustainable, and productive resource for all users is invaluable.

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Sea Change – Tai Timu Tai Pari aims to secure a healthy and sustainable future for the Hauraki Gulf through collaborative efforts. We welcome feedback and suggestions from those who share their values, and are open to exploring ways to help businesses and new projects align with their goals. Contact us to learn more.