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Hauraki Gulf Forum

Protection of Hauraki Gulf the focus at conference

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The Hauraki Gulf Forum's annual conference in Auckland later this month will focus on the protection and restoration of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park and include talks by scientists, academics, conservationists and also an address by the Minister of Conservation.

The conference, entitled Making Waves, will be held at the Auckland Museum Events Centre on August 27 (10am-8pm) and cost $65 for adults and $25 for students. 

One of the goals of the conference is to "take forward" the Hauraki Gulf Forum's recently-announced recommendations for the Marine Park:

  • that at least 20 percent of the waters be protected
  • that 1000sqkm of shellfish beds and reefs be restored

From late morning into the early evening, the forum’s flagship public annual event will feature
headline expert speakers, panel debates, facilitated breakout sessions, the annual Holdaway
awards, and a genuine participatory process designed to bring forth the best ideas from all
participants and ensure that all voices are heard.

The full schedule for the event can be found on the link below.

Bookings are essential and can be made on (09) 205 7048 or

The Hauraki Gulf Forum is a statutory body, which promotes and facilitates integrated management and the protection and enhancement of the Hauraki Gulf, under the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Act 2000.

It's made up of representatives of the Ministers of Conservation, Fisheries and Māori Development, elected representatives of various councils and representatives of the tangata whenua.

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