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.

Whaka-Ora Healthy Harbour’s vision is to ensure the area’s ecological and cultural health as mahinga kai is restored for us and our children after us.

Our focus

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


Hills and lowlands

Wetlands and saltmarsh



The future of Whakaraupō/Lyttelton Harbour

Be a change-maker

News and events

2 July 2024 / News

New programme cultivates next-gen guardians of our environment

The inaugural Whakaraupō Moana programme, an immersive multi-day learning experience for secondary and tertiary ākonga/students, proved an empowering opportunity for...
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Tamariki/children learning about environmental restoration in the Whakaraupō/Lyttelton Harbour area.
27 November 2023 / News

Whakaraupō kura unite for shared sustainability action

Lyttelton and Diamond Harbour Primary School have collaborated to enhance a site on Te Pataka o Rakaihautū/Banks Peninsula.
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Preparing to place the rocks in the harbour
17 August 2023 / News

Native kelp restoration in Whakaraupō/Lyttelton Harbour

The team is working to remove invasive seaweed species and reseeding those areas with spore taken from native kelp harvested locally.
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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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