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Second Manukau Harbour Forum Symposium to continue positive talks

Published: 28 April 2017

Mana Whenua, government, scientists, community groups and any interested individuals are invited to join in a conversation about the health and wellbeing of Te Manukanuka o Hoturoa, the Manukau Harbour, on Friday 19 May.

The symposium theme, “Ki uta ki tai: from ridge lines to shores, a harbour on a journey”, will enable open discussion and presentations from and between mana whenua, scientists, and groups that are driving restoration of the harbour’s mauri, or life-force.

This 2017 event will follow up on threads explored at the inaugural event 12 months ago, where a highlight was the welcome announcement by Watercare and NIWA of a strategic partnership to commence a complex scientific study of the harbour.

It also has the opportunity to directly inform the work plans of Auckland Council teams.

A popular part of the event is the Mauri o te Moana Awards, which recognise mana whenua, individuals, stakeholders or community groups for their work to protect and restore the mauri of the harbour. Winners will each receive a copy of an original artwork by mana whenua artist Charlotte Graham.

The Manukau Harbour Symposium will be held on Friday 19 May at Ngā Tohu o Uenuku (Māngere Arts Centre) and is free to attend but booking is essential.

Find out more, reserve a seat, or nominate someone for an award, by visiting www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/manukauharbourforum