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

Finish line in sight for Lyttelton Harbour waste water project
14 October 2020 / News

Finish line in sight for Lyttelton Harbour wastewater project

Tens of millions of dollars has been spent on four pump stations in Simeon Quay to move wastewater from the Lyttelton community to Bromley...
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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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