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5 days ago

Hauraki Gulf Forum
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Check out this incredible VR footage of the Hauraki Gulf from BLAKE & New Zealand Geographic - best viewed with a headset but equally beautiful without. 🐳🙌 ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

Hauraki Gulf Forum
Its World Ocean Day. How about taking a dip in the Hauraki Gulf today? Youll feel alive! See below from our friends at Live Ocean

It's World Ocean Day. How about taking a dip in the Hauraki Gulf today? You'll feel alive! See below from our friends at Live OceanTake the plunge with us on World Ocean Day, Tuesday 8 June, to champion a healthy future for our ocean!

The annual Live Ocean Winter Dip challenges YOU to create a video of a 30 second dip in the ocean on World Ocean Day, share it to your instagram, nominate 3 friends to do the same, and tag @itsliveocean, #LiveOceanDip and #WorldOceanDay to show your support for our blue planet.

Are you with us? Let us know in the comments below where you plan to get amongst the Live Ocean Winter Dip 👇🏽 and get tagging your mates you might nominate 😏
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2 weeks ago

Hauraki Gulf Forum
We were honoured to speak at COROMANDEL: Protecting the Sea at our Doorstep yesterday in Whitianga. Around 250 locals packed out the hall to tautoko Ngati Hei Ki Wharekahos rāhui on scallops and discuss options to further restore and protect the Eastern Coromandel coastline. Huge groundswell of support for the Forums call to remove dredging and other bottom-impact fishing methods from the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park. The winds of change were blowing briskly in Whitianga... 

Thanks to Thomas Everth and team for a great event and to the amazing tamariki from Mercury Bay Area School for the opening karakia.Image attachmentImage attachment

We were honoured to speak at COROMANDEL: Protecting the Sea at our Doorstep yesterday in Whitianga. Around 250 locals packed out the hall to tautoko Ngati Hei Ki Wharekaho's rāhui on scallops and discuss options to further restore and protect the Eastern Coromandel coastline. Huge groundswell of support for the Forum's call to remove dredging and other bottom-impact fishing methods from the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park. The winds of change were blowing briskly in Whitianga...

Thanks to Thomas Everth and team for a great event and to the amazing tamariki from Mercury Bay Area School for the opening karakia.
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Full replay available here youtu.be/sJXdfZHXG0Q. Our presentation from 37:00 on the video.

Good sized crowd too! And I will most definitely watch this!

Enough talk, time for action if the gulf is too be saved.!!!

2 weeks ago

Hauraki Gulf Forum
Episode 7 of Hauraki Gulf Kōrero has just gone live in time for the long weekend 🎧🎤🐳 Available now on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and all good platforms. 

Bobby Newson (Ngāpuhi, Te Rarawa, Te Tao Maui) shares his kōrero about the pressures facing the Hauraki Gulf, collaboration between Tāmaki Paenga Hira and the Noises islands, and the importance of listening to our rangatahi and our moana - the moana has a lot of messages we are missing.

https://gulfjournal.org.nz/2021/06/hauraki-gulf-korero-episode-7-bobby-newson/ 
Tamaki Paenga Hira - Auckland War Memorial Museum TheNoises

Episode 7 of Hauraki Gulf Kōrero has just gone live in time for the long weekend 🎧🎤🐳 Available now on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and all good platforms.

Bobby Newson (Ngāpuhi, Te Rarawa, Te Tao Maui) shares his kōrero about the pressures facing the Hauraki Gulf, collaboration between Tāmaki Paenga Hira and the Noises islands, and the importance of listening to our rangatahi and our moana - "the moana has a lot of messages we are missing".

gulfjournal.org.nz/2021/06/hauraki-gulf-korero-episode-7-bobby-newson/
Tamaki Paenga Hira - Auckland War Memorial Museum TheNoises
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Aww ka nui te mihi

3 weeks ago

Hauraki Gulf Forum
Not a lot to be proud of in the graphic below from the Ministry for the Environment. As part of the forthcoming RMA reforms, the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Act will also be updated as there is a direct link between the two pieces of legislation. This is an important opportunity to right some of the failures of the past and ensure a more biodiverse and abundant future.

Not a lot to be proud of in the graphic below from the Ministry for the Environment. As part of the forthcoming RMA reforms, the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Act will also be updated as there is a direct link between the two pieces of legislation. This is an important opportunity to right some of the failures of the past and ensure a more biodiverse and abundant future.There is broad consensus New Zealand’s resource management system introduced by the RMA (1991) has not adequately protected the environment or enabled development where needed. This has a negative effect on our health and wellbeing.

Ecosystems are degraded, our waterways are in major decline, biodiversity is diminishing with over 4,000 of our plant and animal native species are now threatened.

Urban development has struggled to keep pace with population growth and New Zealand’s housing is now amongst the least affordable in the OECD.

We have been slow to respond to climate change with rising sea levels, increasing droughts, floods, fires and extreme weather events.

Māori need to be able to participate effectively.

The RMA has become increasingly complex and has shown a lack of responsiveness to changing circumstances and demands

There is an urgent need to address these problems and create a resource management system that is fit-for-purpose and protects and provides for the wellbeing of future generations.
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We agree! This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to establish a resource management system in New Zealand that protects our environment and wellbeing for future generations. Thank you for sharing.

You wonder how much more frank, and dire, these sorts of communications need to get, before real lasting and effective change is made... thank you for sharing this.

Wow, very frank for MFE

Yeah, it just continues to be a talkfest, with no actions, how much longer are the govt agencies gonna talking about it, before actually doing anything.

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