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

Streams

Hills and lowlands

Wetlands and saltmarsh

Taihua/Foreshore

Harbour

The future of Whakaraupō/Lyttelton Harbour

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News and events

28 September 2020 / News

Pest Free Banks Peninsula receives $5 million funding

In August it was announced that Predator Free 2050 Limited will provide $5.11 million to the Pest Free Banks Peninsula project...
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Pigeon Bay Stream
28 September 2020 / News

Stencliffe covenant sets the standard, receives grant

Twelve hectares of farmland on Banks Peninsula will be protected in perpetuity, allowing precious native species to regenerate and thrive...
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10 September 2020 / News

Ngāti Wheke announces funding for Whakaraupō īnaka study

A year-long study into īnaka | whitebait in Whakaraupō | Lyttelton Harbour hopes to find ways to help the native species thrive...
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