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Protecting the Hauraki Gulf

The Hauraki Gulf / Tīkapa Moana / Te Moananui-ā-Toi is a special place with its stunning coastlines, marine reserves, pristine beaches and native wildlife on islands.

Pests and waste threaten this beautiful natural environment but there are small actions we can all take together to protect its wildlife, islands and waters.

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Conservation 21 Feb 2023

Marty 'nose' the importance of island biosecurity

While working the waterfront in the early hours of Sunday morning, Marty the English Springer’s nose began to twitch, and he knew something was amiss.

Environment 19 Dec 2022

Pest-free focus making good business sense for commercial boaties

From conservation to vessel performance, commercial boat operators are increasingly finding biosecurity is good business practice.

Hauraki Gulf 1 Dec 2022

Fire and Emergency New Zealand declares a prohibited fire season for the Hauraki Gulf islands

A total ban on all outdoor fires is in place and previous permits are suspended.

Environment 3 Oct 2022

Strengthened collaboration between Auckland’s Regional Parks and the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park a welcome step forward

Hauraki Gulf Forum Co-Chairs Nicola MacDonald and Pippa Coom have welcomed the adoption of Auckland Council’s new Regional Parks Management Plan (RPMP), which will see strengthened collaboration between Auckland’s Regional Parks and the Hauraki Gu...

Dogs 27 Jun 2022

Auckland Council’s first biosecurity dog departs

Best nose in the business departs

Environment 4 Feb 2022

Protecting the Hauraki Gulf

Help us protect the Hauraki Gulf now and for future generations.

Hauraki Gulf 10 Dec 2021

Work underway to control non-native seaweed found on Aotea Great Barrier Island

An invasive seaweed that spreads rapidly has been discovered in waters surrounding Aotea Great Barrier Island.

Hauraki Gulf 9 Dec 2020

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.