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Help turn the tide.
Hauraki Gulf Regeneration Fund.


Hidden from view below the surface, the Hauraki Gulf/Tikapa Moana/Te Moananui-a-Toi is rapidly deteriorating. Over the decades, the urbanisation of its catchment area, farming and fishing practices, and climate change, have all taken their toll.


Above image: Degradation near Ponui Island, Shaun Lee Photographer



Help Turn the Tide




Our vision is for a regenerated Hauraki Gulf; resilient to all future challenges.


The Solution


We have established the long-term, multi-generational, Hauraki Gulf Regeneration Fund, for Aucklanders.


Together we can restore the health of this special habitat for the benefit of our children’s grandchildren - and beyond.


Together we can support and scale the vital work that needs to be done to regenerate the 1.2 million hectares of the Hauraki Gulf.


Together we can create sustainable and everlasting change.



   • Our initial goal is to improve the Hauraki Gulf’s water quality and regenerate its marine ecosystems and biodiversity by significantly reducing the impact of sediment and pollution.

   • Our immediate goal is to raise $15 million over the next five years.

   1. Regenerating the Gulf’s waterways and wetlands with Sustainable Business Network's Million Metres Streams project.

   2. Regenerating the Gulf’s shellfish reefs with Mussel Reef Restoration Trusts’ Revive our Gulf project.


Help turn the tide; become part of the solution today.


The responsibility lies with us all to create a Hauraki Gulf which thrives long into the future. People power is essential to create sustainable and everlasting change. Choose one of these options to become part of the solution today.






Above image ©Lorna Doogan-EMR (Experiencing Marine Reserves).


Advisory Panel


We are working with experts with a deep knowledge of the issues facing the Hauraki Gulf.


To contribute to our decision making, we have appointed an Advisory Panel of four relevant experts to ensure that grants made from the Hauraki Gulf Regeneration Fund target the highest impact areas.


Advisory Panel

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Dr Nigel Bradly

CEO of Envirostrat, Nigel is a natural resources, energy and marine specialist with 26 years' experience in both the public and private sectors around the world. Strategy development and execution has become a particular focus in the past 15 years and includes leadership roles in multiple acquisitions, mergers, divestments, restructuring, capital raising, execution of a public- private partnership, and creation of new businesses in the energy, primary, environmental, tourism, and financial services sectors.




Moana Taamariki-Pohe


Dr Shane Kelly




Tim McMains




Above image ©Richard Robinson www.depth.co.nz.





• To find out more about the state of the Hauraki Gulf/Tikapa Moana, and why it needs help, read the State of the Gulf 2020 summary or James Frankham's NZ Geographic article "A Gulf Between Us"

• To find out more about the strategy to restore the health of the Hauraki Gulf, or some of the work being done to protect and enhance this important marine habitat, visit SeaChange.org.nz or read James Frankham's NZ Geographic article "How to fix the Hauraki Gulf "

• If you would like to find out more about the places you can visit in the Hauraki Gulf, visit the Department of Conservation's Hauraki Gulf Marine Park site

• Listen to the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park podcasts

• Read The Gulf Journal and find out about the Hauraki Gulf Forum’s support of inspired management and action around the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park/ Tikapa Moana/ Te Moananui a Toi

• Read the Department of Conservation Blog article on the Hauraki Gulf Regeneration Fund