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

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News and events

Public meetings on making Banks Peninsula pest free

Public meetings on making Banks Peninsula pest free

Local residents are invited to learn more about Pest Free Banks Peninsula’s plans to ramp up efforts to protect native…
Whaka-Ora Healthy Harbour Plan and korowai handed to Christchurch City Council

Whaka-Ora Healthy Harbour Plan and korowai handed to Christchurch City Council

The Whaka-Ora Healthy Harbour plan and korowai was handed to the Christchurch City Council by the Lyttelton Port Company at…
Tunnel drilling under Heathcote River early in new year

Tunnel drilling under Heathcote River early in new year

A tunnel is set to be drilled under the Heathcote River next month as part of the Lyttelton Harbour wastewater…

Events