The hills and lowlands are where many of the people who call Whakaraupō/Lyttelton Harbour home, live. Most of the houses, roads, and commercial areas are concentrated around Lyttelton, Governors Bay, Teddington, Charteris Bay to Diamond Harbour, and Purau.
The Whaka-Ora Healthy Harbour plan works to identify key pollution sources and contaminants, targeting erosion and sedimentation. Our biodiversity plan guides habitat protection, restoration and planting. Pest and weed management are also an important focus.