Protect our Hauraki Gulf

Many of us take to the Hauraki Gulf to enjoy the summer weather, it’s important we all protect this treasured natural resource from pests, pollution and waste.

Visiting a Hauraki Gulf island?

We love to visit the Hauraki Gulf over summer. But it’s important we all protect it from pests, pollution and waste.

Protect the Hauraki Gulf during summer

Planning on heading out on the Hauraki Gulf this summer?

How to use the summer waste barge

Auckland Council’s summer waste barge service returns to Waiheke

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Help us keep Auckland and its waterways beautiful.

How to protect Auckland's streams and harbours

Watch what goes down your drain. Wastewater can pollute our waterways.

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New summer waste services for Aotea / Great Barrier Island

Visitors and boaties asked to rethink waste and plan to leave nothing behind

Te Kura O Ōkiwi to take action on Aotea’s Asian paddle crab threat

Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board is supporting Te Kura O Ōkiwi and Mana Whenua to take action to protect Aotea’s waters.

Waitematā Local Board supports more protection for Hauraki Gulf

Waitematā Local Board has passed a notice of motion that supports the Hauraki Gulf Forum in its goal to restore 1000m2 of shellfish beds and protect 30 per cent of the Hauraki Gulf.

Help name Ports of Auckland's new electric tugboat

Ports of Auckland will soon be welcoming the world’s first full-sized electric tugboat and you can choose its name.

Pest-proofing as boaties prepare to return to the water

In preparation for the return to the water, Auckland Council is urging boat owners to check their vessels for pests, both above and below the water, before heading out.

Hunt for elusive intruder uncovers surprising activity on pest free island

Cameras on Motukorea/Browns Island in the Hauraki Gulf have captured footage of Aucklanders accessing the island during both lockdown Alert Levels 4 and 3.

Waiheke summer waste barge service closing soon

The summer waste barge service moored at Man O’ War Bay, Waiheke Island, will close on Friday, 7 February 2020, after Waitangi Day.

Aotea / Great Barrier Island summer waste service closing soon

The summer pop-up waste drop-off service at Port Fitzroy will close after Saturday, 1 February.