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

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News and events

16 May 2019 / News

Trained eyes on the Hectors dolphins

Maryjane Waru stands on a container near the construction of the new cruise ship berth with her trained eyes on...
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16 May 2019 / News

Lyttelton Harbour pipeline goes submarine

A project aimed at improving water quality in Lyttelton Harbour is moving into the first marine stage of construction. A...
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11 April 2019 / News

Whakaraupō/Lyttelton Harbour plan takes out national award

An aspirational plan to restore the cultural and ecological health of Whakaraupō/Lyttelton Harbour has taken out a national planning award....
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