Stuff's ongoing mini-series 'This is How it Ends' turned to the moana today. We might be focused on the Hauraki Gulf but we stand with all those from Ngā Hau e Whā - the Four Winds right around Aotearoa - seeking to revitalise our ocean and protect species from extinction.
A new study of the Goat Island / Te Hāwere-a-Maki marine reserve demonstrates that marine protection is not only good for our environment and our communities, but results in multi-million dollar annual dividends for our commercial and recreational fisheries too. And that's from a tiny marine protected area covering only 0.08% of the Gulf. Imagine what large scale ones could do.
We live among slumbering giants...An old fault between Great Barrier and Little Barrier Island seems to have been awoken. Another magnitude 2.4 earthquake this afternoon at 4:33pm in the same location as the magnitude 2.4 on 18 September. Both quakes were pinpointed by GeoNet at the end of the Cradock channel fault.
We are proud to announce that Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei and the Revive Our Gulf project are working on a study that looks to build on past efforts to re-seed kūtai / mussel beds in Ōkahu Bay🦪This is just stage one of the works where the project team is working with Ports of Auckland to prepare a section of the bay for mussel beds using “up-cycled” shell hash from maintenance dredging.
A platform measuring 50m x 50m and approximately half a metre deep will be deposited on the inside of the breakwater piles. The shell hash will be extracted from the Rangitoto Channel just out from Ōkahu Bay. Using a shell substrate for the mussels beds is thought to improve survival rate and increase available habitat for juvenile mussels and other organisms to settle on. We plan to deposit the mussels before the end of the year.
Exciting stuff e te whānau, keep a look out for more updates and information coming soon...
For any queries don't hesitate to reach out to the Toi Taiao team via Mervyn Kerehoma: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a harbinger of things to come for the Hauraki Gulf if we don't act fast. Big purple urchins (centrostephanous) have started arriving and munching their way around the northern Gulf and their numbers are growing. We need to restore their natural predators, big snapper and crayfish - they are our allies in the battle ahead.
Researchers from the University of Auckland’s Leigh Marine Laboratory have been undertaking controlled kina removal from discrete areas of kina barrens at Hauturu-o-toi, Leigh and Otata (Noises Is) ...
Do you have any recent photos of the reefs around the noises and the David rocks ?..last 20 times I visited they looked to be in better health than this photo suggests
Great step. If we can't get consensus for more marine reserves to build up predator numbers can we at least manage and farm underwater in a regenerative way. Price of kina is unaffordable and its such healthy Kai.
Did you know that Rangitoto is also known as the Three Knuckles of Peretū (Ngā Puna Toru ō Peretū)? Or that the Hauraki Gulf could one day have legal personhood? Learn about these stories and many more in the first season of our podcast Hauraki Gulf Kōrero, available now on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and other podcast platforms. 🎤🎧🙌
I love these! Thank you so much for creating them...
Tikapakapa Moana 🌊
Kia ora e te whanaunga, e Bobby, me tōku nei hoa pai, ko Dean, nei rā te mihi kau atu ki a kourua. Otirā he rawe nōki wēnei kōrero katoa e pa ana ki te kaupapa hirahira nei mō te iwi o Tamaki Makaurau. Nā reira ka nui te mihi aroha ki tō koutou ropu whai pukenga!♥️
The video from Department of Conservation below outlines the issue, but makes it look far too cute. It's not. Sediment is one of the worst pollutants of our coastal and marine environment. More attention is needed on the activities that are causing this 10 fold increase.
This is so sad and such a concern for our birds. 2018 saw catastrophic losses to Little blue penguins as the warmer waters pushed the fish out to deeper cooler waters so the birds were dying of starvation, it also saw them abandoning their chicks as they couldnt feed them. Last season saw the same and in the last 10 days some have been found dead and emaciated washed up so we could see the same this season. They and many other species can not sustain these serious loses. This is a very serious concern for a lot of our birds species.
Posted on September 28, 2021September 28, 2021 by ShaunHow many seal pups are (evidently) starving to death in the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park? Let’s start recording deaths, here is a map of how many s...
Live Q&A on whales / tohorā , dolphins / aihe, and sharks / mangō in the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park this Wednesday at 8pm with our friends from Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari and Department of Conservation 🐳🐬🦈 ... See MoreSee Less