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Finding a voice

Te Mana, te Ihi, te Tapu o Tikapa Moana | The Hauraki Gulf speaks through those who look and listen

Published: 7 August 2018
Photo credit: Richard Robinson

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

The Hauraki Gulf Forum warmly invites you to the annual Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Seminar to be held at Tāmaki Paenga Hira / Auckland War Memorial Museum.

Attendees will share the wealth of experience, talent and stories of poets, writers, songwriters, sailors and researchers who call the Hauraki Gulf their home.

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

Despite its beauty, research has shown the health of our Gulf is in steady decline.

Although human impact is the source of many of the Gulf’s 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 for generations to come.

Join the seminar

The Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Seminar will be held at the Auckland Museum from 9.30am to 4.40pm on Wednesday 5 September. Bookings are recommended as door sales will be subject to availability.

Visit the Gulf Journal for more information and to book your place at this year’s seminar.