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Hauraki Gulf Forum votes to increase marine park protection

Monday, 20 May 2019, 4:44 pm | Hauraki Gulf Forum

The Hauraki Gulf Forum, the statutory body tasked with progressing integrated management of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park, today recommended two significant goals for the important and much-loved marine park. More >>

Political action needed to restore life-supporting capacity

Friday, 2 March 2018, 11:11 am | Hauraki Gulf Forum

The ‘State of our Gulf’ report released today by the Hauraki Gulf Forum highlights ongoing degradation in the Hauraki Gulf / Tīkapa Moana and states that the most profound recent change to pressures facing the Hauraki Gulf is a surge in population. More >>

Hurricane-trapped seabird scientist receives Holdaway Award

Thursday, 7 September 2017, 4:07 pm | Hauraki Gulf Forum

Seabird scientist Elizabeth Bell has been announced the winner of the 2017 Holdaway Award for leadership in and around the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park. More >>

Crayfish numbers reach record lows

Friday, 23 September 2016, 3:11 pm | Hauraki Gulf Forum

Crayfish (rock lobster) numbers have dropped to record lows in marine reserves at Leigh and Tawharanui. Detail of a recent University of Auckland survey were discussed at this month’s Hauraki Gulf Forum meeting and members expressed concern about ... More >>

Relentless Hauraki Gulf advocate wins 2016 Holdaway Award

Wednesday, 14 September 2016, 10:54 am | Hauraki Gulf Forum

Author Raewyn Peart has been announced the winner of the 2016 Holdaway Award for leadership in and around the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park. More >>

Goat Island not what it used to be…?

Wednesday, 24 February 2016, 11:42 am | Hauraki Gulf Forum

Latest monitoring shows crayfish and snapper numbers less than when reserve first created. Monitoring at Goat Island Marine Reserve shows that numbers of crayfish and snapper are now lower than when the reserve was established in 1975. The finding ... More >>

Dr Bill Ballantine acknowledged

Tuesday, 3 November 2015, 2:15 pm | Hauraki Gulf Forum

Dr Bill Ballantine acknowledged Hauraki Gulf Forum Chairman John Tregidga today paid tribute to Dr Bill Ballantine, who passed away this week. “Bill was instrumental in creating our marine reserves legislation and one of the world’s first marine ... More >>

Hauraki Gulf Forum announces 2015 Holdaway Awards

Thursday, 29 October 2015, 2:05 pm | Hauraki Gulf Forum

A Māori leader, a marine reserve scientist and family owners of an island are winners of this year’s Holdaway Awards to recognise leadership in and around the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park. More >>

New mood in Gulf fisheries

Thursday, 29 October 2015, 9:43 am | Hauraki Gulf Forum

Hauraki Gulf Forum chairman John Tregidga has welcomed an offer by Sanford Chief Executive Volker Kuntzsch to stop all commercial fishing in the area if everyone who ‘throws a line in’ to the country’s most popular fishery records and reports ... More >>

Emerging issues and practice in the Gulf

Thursday, 1 October 2015, 1:37 pm | Hauraki Gulf Forum

If ecological abundance and environmental health of the Gulf are desired, then how should we operate? More >>

Rare storm petrel confirmed breeding in NZ

Friday, 3 February 2012, 2:34 pm | Hauraki Gulf Forum

A team of researchers have collected the best evidence yet that the New Zealand storm petrel, which was thought extinct until 2003, is breeding in the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park. Before dawn on Wednesday (1 February) Chris Gaskin, Dr Matt Rayner (University ... More >>

Hauraki Gulf value not sufficiently recognised

Tuesday, 9 August 2011, 3:46 pm | Hauraki Gulf Forum

Auckland and Waikato political leaders have called for better accounting of the services provided by the environment, following the release of a state of the Hauraki Gulf report today. Hauraki District Mayor John Tregidga, who chairs the Hauraki Gulf Forum, ... More >>

Hauraki Gulf Marine Park – bigger and better

Thursday, 25 February 2010, 4:31 pm | Hauraki Gulf Forum

The chairman of the Hauraki Gulf Forum, John Tregidga, today welcomed the announcement by Minister of Conservation Hon. Kate Wilkinson that new parks and private land will be added to the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park to mark its 10th anniversary. More >>

First private land added to Hauraki Gulf Park

Saturday, 9 May 2009, 2:14 pm | Hauraki Gulf Forum

The Hauraki Gulf Forum this week congratulated Waiheke land owner Rob Fenwick for adding over 300 hectares of private land to the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park. More >>