The narrative about the Hauraki Gulf is often negative, and justifiably so. It remains an ecosystem that is highly degraded, and under significant stress every single day. But there is also much happening that will, over time, improve the health of the Gulf. Efforts to restore and protect the Gulf are growing in stature and number, fueled by a desire from communities and mana whenua right around the Hauraki Gulf to leave it in a better state for future generations. The graphic below celebrates the progress we have witnessed towards a healthier Hauraki Gulf from the release of the last State of the Gulf Report (February 2020) until August 2022. There is much to be proud of.