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

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News and events

Cutting a cake.
14 March 2023 / News

Whaka-Ora renews for another three years

The Whaka-Ora collaboration agreement was recently re-signed by the five organisations, renewing the group for another three years.
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Seagulls on logs in bay, Mt Herbert in background
6 October 2021 / News

Securing Te Ahu Pātiki’s future as a native haven

500ha block of land are set to be restored to a native haven and securing public access for future generations.
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Diamond Harbour
6 October 2021 / News

Ngāti Wheke led restoration project underway

A three-year restoration project ‘He Rau Ringa e Oti Ai‘, led by Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke Inc (the Rūnanga) in partnership with Living Springs and Conservation Volunteers NZ is now underway.
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