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Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Seminar

05 Sep 2018


Wednesday 5 September 2018, 9.00am - Wednesday 5 September 2018, 4.00pm


Auckland Museum, Auckland Domain, Parnell, Auckland

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$47 (includes lunch)


The Hauraki Gulf's broad expanse of sheltered waters dotted with green island havens for rare native wildlife and resourceful island folk, make the beautiful Hauraki Gulf Marine Park an inspiration for many.

Join us for the annual Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Seminar to experience stories told by poets, writers and songwriters who call the Gulf home, and researchers who strive to understand its bird song and underwater chorus.

You will hear of the challenges facing marine protection in the park, efforts to restore the once vast mussel beds, and new astro-tourism opportunities as Aotea/Great Barrier Islanders embrace their new Dark Sky Sanctuary status.

A productive fishing ground and important shipping route, the gulf is also an international seabird hot spot and a haven for endangered wildlife, including resident Bryde’s whales.

Success in reducing the incidence of ship strike on Bryde’s whales has become a symbol of hope for the gulf and what can be achieved when we work together.

Despite its beauty, research has shown the health of the gulf is in steady decline with a myriad of issues facing it from human activities.

Although human impact is the source of many of the problems, if we look and listen to it, and respond to its needs, we can all act as kaitiaki for our precious Hauraki Gulf and secure it a healthier future.