Our submission supporting marine protection
Here’s our submission to the Department of Conservation’s proposal to create 19 new marine protections for the Hauraki Gulf. We expressed support for the proposals and asked Ministers to proceed as quickly as possible to implement these much-needed changes. Urgent action is needed to repair damage to the Gulf and to stop it from degrading… Read more »
26 October 2022
2021/2022 Annual Impact Report
Here’s our Annual Impact Report (and companion video) for the 12 months to June 2022. Our thanks go to all our principle partners, funders, supporters and industry partners. We couldn’t have done it without you!
26 October 2022
Ōkahu Bay 6 months monitoring
Weather delayed our 6-month monitoring of Ōkahu Bay, but results now out… Beginning to see some difference in survival of the kūtai on shell (S1..S3) 😀 vs, those on bare sediment (M1..M3) 😫. A few small 11-arm starfish moving in but the water was clearer this time. Visit the Ōkahu Bay project page
25 August 2022
Mānawatia a Matariki!
Restoring the kūtai beds of Te Moananui-ā-Toi Ngāti Manuhiri and the Revive Our Gulf project celebrated Aotearoa New Zealand’s first ever Matariki public holiday by launching Te Au o Morunga, a project that aims to restore the mauri (life essence) of Te Moananui-ā-Toi / Hauraki Gulf through re-establishing kūtai (mussel) beds in the iwi rohe… Read more »
24 June 2022
Photogrammetry reveals Ōkahu Bay kūtai beds in stunning detail
You could be forgiven for thinking that the kūtai / green-lipped mussels have been hard at work clearing the murky waters of Ōkahu Bay. Unfortunately, we would need square kilometers of kūtai beds to get the water this clear! These images were stitched together from lots of smaller, close-up photos to form a composite image… Read more »
23 May 2022
‘Near closure’ of the Hauraki Gulf tipa / scallop fishery a mystery and disappointment
The Minister of Oceans and Fisheries rejects staff recommendations and keeps two areas open for tipa/scallop dredging.
3 April 2022
2022 summit wānanga
The Revive Our Gulf project held it’s summit wānanga, inspite of the challenges of ‘peak Omicron’. Thanks to RAT testing we were able to bring together, in person, attendees from Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei, Ngāti Manuhiri, Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki, Ngāti Pāoa / Waiheke Marine Project, Hauraki Gulf Forum, The Noises Trust, Kelly Tarlton’s Marine Wildlife Trust,… Read more »
31 March 2022
Ōkahu Bay three month monitoring results
It’s been 3-months since we deployed 60 tonnes of kūtai into Ōkahu Bay. Here’s the results of the 3-month monitoring that we recently carried out.
8 March 2022
Giving tipa / scallops the best chance to recover
Here’s our submission to Fisheries NZ on recommended options for the SCA1 (Northland) and SCA CS (Hauraki Gulf & Coromandel). We request nothing short of a full closure. The table below from Fisheries NZ shows the extent of the collapse of the scallop fishery under the current ‘management’ approach.
10 January 2022
60 tonnes of kūtai for Ōkahu Bay
Today we finish the job of depositing 60 tonnes of mussels / kūtai into Ōkahu Bay. Over the past two weeks our friends at NIML/Sanford have made three trips across from the Eastern Firth of Thames, bringing 20 tonnes of kūtai on each trip.
30 November 2021