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


Hills and lowlands

Wetlands and saltmarsh



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

Helluer helping harbour health
12 September 2019 / News

Helleur helping harbour health

Forestry in New Zealand received a shake-up last year in the form of the new National Environmental Standards for Plantation Forestry.
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Volunteers at planting day
16 August 2019 / News

Port Saddle Planting Day

The next public planting day will be held on Saturday, September 14. Join the event and learn about our unique ecology, flora and fauna of this special place.
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5 June 2019 / News

Government funding a boost for community-driven environmental initiative

The Whaka-Ora Healthy Harbour Plan to restore the cultural and ecological health of Whakaraupō/Lyttelton Harbour has received a $150,000 boost.
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