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

Be a change-maker

News and events

24 August 2020 / News

Showcase event sparks interest from community

The recent Whaka-Ora Healthy Harbour showcase event gave locals a chance to learn more about our Plan and how to get involved...
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21 August 2020 / News

Cass Bay planting gives native biodiversity a helping hand

Planting has started along the banks of Cass Bay Stream in a bid to restore habitat for native species and improve the health of the harbour...
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24 July 2020 / News

Mātaitai – what is it and how does it affect Whakaraupō/Lyttelton Harbour?

With the introduction of new bylaws limiting fishing within Whakaraupō, this Q and A piece unpacks what that policy change means for the average shellfish gatherer...
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