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.
An invasive seaweed that spreads rapidly has been discovered in waters surrounding Aotea Great Barrier Island.
Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board is supporting Te Kura O Ōkiwi and Mana Whenua to take action to protect Aotea’s waters.
The summer pop-up waste drop-off service at Port Fitzroy will close after Saturday, 1 February.
Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board appeals to summer visitors and boaties to plan carefully and think about their waste before they arrive.
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.
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.
Auckland Council’s summer waste barge service is returning to Waiheke Island to help boaties dispose of their waste and keep Auckland's Waitematā Harbour beautiful.