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 Ti Kapa Moana or the Hauraki Gulf).




Link to Tai Timu Tai Pari:

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 come together as a strategic rōpū was a huge undertaking but it was only the beginning.”

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Source: Revitalising the Gulf: Government action on the Sea Change Plan - at a glance

The strategic rōpū sat across three main working groups;

  • Mana Whenua

  • Industry

  • Ministerial Advisory Committee


"We still have reservations around how quick we can do this, there's a lot more room, a lot more scope that's needed and required to actually stop a lot of the activities that we see that are harmful," 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: View >

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Useful links

Tai Timu Tai Pari: View >

Revitalising the Gulf - Government action on Sea Change Plan (At a glance): View >

Revitalising the Gulf - Government action on Sea Change Plan (full): View >

Te Papa Atawhai: View >

Ministerial Advisory Committee: View >


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.