With it’s broad expanse of sheltered waters, green island havens for rare native wildlife, and resourceful island folk, the beautiful Hauraki Gulf is an inspiration for many.
You’re warmly invited to the annual Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Seminar to experience stories by poets, writers, songwriters, and sailors who call the Gulf home, and researchers who strive to understand it.
A productive fishing ground and important shipping route, the Gulf is also an international seabird hotspot and a haven for endangered wildlife including resident Bryde’s whales.
Despite its beauty, the Gulf is in steady decline with a myriad of issues facing it from human activities.
Success in reducing the incidence of ship strike on Bryde’s whales has become a symbol of hope for the Gulf and what can be achieved when we work together.
While people are the source of many of its problems, if we look and listen to it, and respond to its needs, we can also secure a healthier future for the Hauraki Gulf
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– Hauraki Gulf Forum Chairman John Meeuwsen