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    MAKE A DIFFERENCE
    JIM JACKSON, Chair, MHRS: "On behalf of MHRS, I would like to thank you for visiting our website to learn more about the work that we have accomplished and the work still to be done. These things take time but because of the generosity of supporters like you and our volunteers, we are on the road to a restored and reinvigorated Manukau Harbour.
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    SUPPORT OUR HARBOUR
    Bronwen Turner, Deputy Chair, MHRS - "My family have lived in Huia since 1889. I remember that when the tide went out, there was a lawn of green seagrass when you looked back from Little Huia to Big Huia. There were all kinds of shells you could find on that seagrass. Now it's covered by mud. Let's return the sea grass and create habitat for juvenile snapper."
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    REVITALISE THE HARBOUR

Mission

TO UNLOCK THE POTENTIAL OF THE MANUKAU HARBOUR AND SURROUNDS

When you support the Manukau Harbour Restoration Society, you are taking a stand for a healthy and vibrant harbour. The harbour adds so much to our quality of life and we can help by putting protections in place for the future. Fueled by member support, we are building a local movement for clean water, a high standard of harbour management, more recreation access, revived fish & shellfish stocks and much more,

We Need Your Help

JOIN or DONATE today.

VIDEO: Chesapeake Bay shares similarities to the Manukau Harbour. For decades it suffered degradation and abuse, damaging the water quality and ecology of the system to a point where something had to be done or it would have been destroyed for ever. The Manukau is now at such a juncture, if we don’t get Government and Auckland Council action to reduce and reverse the damage from the last 100 years we too will be facing a disaster. Chesapeake Bay said “Save the Bay”, we must say “Save the Manukau” . Watch the inspiring video from those involved with Chesapeake Bay. We too can turn the tide of neglect #SavetheManukau.

 

Latest News & Events

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Saving the Port of Onehunga with lessons from the US

04/05/2019

Conservationists and locals living near Manukau Harbour's Port of Onehunga want a new independent entity, like the Hauraki Gulf coalition, set up to protect its failing health. New Zealand's second largest port is an uninspiring, silt filled, polluted, wasteland. Despite years of disapointment and competing agendas Jim Jackson, the Chairman of the Manukau Harbour Restoration Society, is hoping that a success story in the US - could help spark a transformation. He joins Kathryn Ryan with Rich Batuik, who shares his 30 year experience of the US EPA Chesapeake Bay Program.

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Ambury Farm Day

20/10/2019

Ambury Regional Park is one of 27 regional parks managed by Auckland Council. It is a working farm with a variety of cattle and sheep, as well as goats, chickens, pigs, a horse, turkeys, rabbits and peacocks.

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Who pays the Ferryman? Auckland's Transport Woes

17/10/2018

Discussion Paper by Phil Hickling The most basic question remains, and must be: if so many similar other cities can successfully operate ferry services, why can this not be done in Auckland?

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ISSUES FACING THE HARBOUR

Issues

Declining Bird Habitat

The Manukau Harbour is NZ's most important habitat for shorebirds. How are critical bird feeding areas affected by wastewater discharges?

Water Quality & Discharges

Does urban growth in southwest Auckland around Clarks Beach,Kingseat and Waiuku mean more sewage for the Manukau?

Harbour Management

The harbour lacks an authority to ensure its future long term well being.

Invasive Species - Pacific Oysters

AND MANGROVES: Oyster shells make our beaches dangerous for people and pets. Mangroves are spreading rapidly, destroying habitats and access.

Improving Fish and Shellfish

The Manukau was an important nursery for snapper and shellfish. How can their populations be increased and quality and safety improved?

Port of Onehunga

A strategic asset critical for making the harbour more accessible has untapped potential for ferries, fishing fleet facilities, public and commercial use.

Infrastructure

Transmission lines blight the foreshore and adjacent communities. Is undergrounding the answer and who should pay?

Recreation Use of the Harbour

Boat ramps, jetties and wharves must be rebuilt to provide access to the water as more people in Auckland want to use the harbour.

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ABOUT MHRS

The Manukau Harbour Restoration Society (MHRS) was formed in 2011 by Auckland residents living around the harbour committed to improving the condition of the harbour and its environs. The broad aims of the society are to represent all communities and organizations that border on or are influenced by the Manukau Harbour...

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MHRS AIMS

The Manukau Harbour Restoration Society (MHRS) was formed in 2011 by Auckland residents living around the harbour committed to improving the cond...

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HISTORY

A thousand years ago the Manukau harbour was utilised by the Manu whenua as a great source of food, and the “gateway” by waka to the ...

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THE CURRENT STATUS

The Manukau Harbour has been abused and neglected, its water polluted and its estuaries clogged with mangroves and silt. There are virtually no s...

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