Mahurangi East Land Restoration (MELR) project is a $5 million, a 5-year long sediment reduction programme to restore the health of the Mahurangi Harbour. Auckland Council and Ngāti Manuhiri Settlement Trust have partnered to design and deliver the programme, which is funded by the 'Jobs for Nature’ Ministry for the Environment's (MfE) fund.
The programme supports the vision, values and mahi from previous foundational projects, notably the community-led Mahurangi Action Plan; and strives to work in with ongoing community initiatives with the hope that locals will tell stories of life in the river for generations to come.
Auckland Council and Ngāti Manuhiri Settlement Trust are designing and delivering the project in partnership. Our goal is to reduce the amount of sediment reaching waterways in the catchment.