Whaka-Ora Healthy Harbour

Whakaraupō/Lyttelton Harbour is an important place for many different people. The mana whenua of Ngāti Wheke, residents, and visitors all share a love for the harbour and surrounding bays.

The Whaka-Ora Healthy Harbour plan sets a way forward for the community to ensure the ecological and cultural health of Whakaraupō/Lyttelton Harbour as mahinga kai is restored for us and our children after us.

Our vision

Ecological bands and Key Focus Areas

The Whaka-Ora Healthy Harbour plan targets six ecological areas for change. Each ecological band is of equal importance and will help weave our korowai for the Whakaraupō/Lyttelton Harbour catchment.

Rocky outcrops and indigenous forests

Streams

Hills and lowlands

Wetlands and saltmarsh

Taihua/Foreshore

Harbour

Project map

Whaka-Ora Healthy Harbour projects

There are many exciting projects contributing to the implementation of the Whaka-Ora Healthy Harbour plan.

Find out more about them via our interactive map.

The future of Whakaraupō/Lyttelton Harbour

Be a change-maker

News and events

Te Ana Marina
25 November 2020 / News

Connecting Lyttelton to Te Ana Marina

Lyttelton Port Company (LPC) is linking the people of Lyttelton to the waterfront with a new pedestrian pathway to Te Ana Marina.
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Banks Peninsula landscape
3 November 2020 / News

Community the focus for Whaka Ora team

The Whaka Ora Healthy Harbour team gave a deputation to the Banks Peninsula Water Zone Committee recently, updating them on recent events connecting them to freshwater in the zone.
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photo of spur valerian
14 October 2020 / News

Invasive weed work helps protect Whakaraupō biodiversity

Spur valerian (pictured) may be pretty in appearance, but it's threatening many rare and native plants in Lyttelton Harbour...
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Events

24 July 2020 / Events, News

Whaka-Ora Healthy Harbour Plan showcase, 26 July 2020

You are invited to the Whaka-Ora Healthy Harbour Plan showcase on Sunday, 26 July from 1pm onwards at Living Springs in Allandale...
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