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Revitalising the Gulf: Government action on Tai Timu Tai Pari

The Ngāti Manuhiri Settlement Trust welcomes the recent announcement of the Governments long-awaited response to Tai Timu Tai Pari more commonly referred to as “Sea Change”. Tai Timu Tai Pari is a spacial plan to revitalise Te Moana-nui-ō-Toi (Also known as Tikapa Moana or the Hauraki Gulf).

Published in 2017, the Sea Change – Tai Timu Tai Pari – Hauraki Gulf Marine Spatial Plan (the Sea Change Plan) set a transformational path for the future of the Gulf. Chairman of the Ngāti Manuhiri Settlement Trust, Terrence ‘ Mook’ Hohneck, said the process to establish the action plan for the gulf had been robust and it was good to finally reach a result.

“Having multiple iwi, hāpu and mana whenua come together as a strategic rōpū was a huge undertaking but it was only the beginning.”

The strategic rōpū sat across three main working groups;

⁃ Mana Whenua

⁃ Industry

⁃ Ministerial Advisory Committee

"We still have reservations around how quickly we can give effect to the SeaChange plan, there are some activities that we don’t support such as dredging and bottom impact fishing we don’t agree that there is any place for trawling corridors in the Gulf and as one of the mana whenua of Mahurangi we have opposed the recent application to Auckland council to extend and continue sandmining off the coast of Pakiri” says Hohneck.

The strategy recognises mātauranga Māori and Western science knowledge systems as being complementary environmental management approaches. See section 2.3 on page 13 of the full plan for more information:

Useful links:

Chairman, Terrence ‘Mook’ Hohneck and Acting CEO, Nicola MacDonald, have been discussing Sea Change with several media outlets over the past 7 days. Here is some of the coverage:

The Ngāti Manuhiri Settlement Trust acknowledges all those, past and present who have provided input or support for Tai Timu Tai Pari.


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