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
Dawn karakia marks start of shell deposition at Ōkahu Bay
A small group assembled this morning, before dawn at Marsden Wharf, Ports of Auckland. Under COVID-19 level 3 restrictions face masks complemented high vis vests and work boots. Two large Heron Construction tug boats and two 65 tonne barges full of shell sat in the water below. Kaimahi / workers and representatives from Heron, Ports… Read more »
11 October 2021
Government’s ‘Revitalising the Gulf’ plan a great starting point that will aid regeneration
In a much anticipated response to the Sea Change – Tai Timu Tai Pari marine spatial plan (2017), the Government took its first steps in tackling the long-signalled declining health of the Hauraki Gulf.
22 June 2021
Ngāti Hei scallop rāhui: Our letter of support to MPI
The Mussel Reef Restoration Trust (MRRT) / Revive Our Gulf project support Ngāti Hei’s rāhui on tipa / scallop take on the Eastern side of the Coromandel peninsula. We tautoko / support their leadership, and congratulate the wider community on their backing and support of this rāhui.
10 May 2021
Revive Our Gulf supports a ban on scallop dredging in the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park
Today the Hauraki Gulf Forum has confirmed its policy to remove all industrial bottom trawling and scallop dredging harvest techniques from the entire Hauraki Gulf Marine Park. This has come after a series of presentations around consequences and community actions of banning recreational dredging by LegaSea, Ngāti Hei, Ngāti Pāoa and Revive Our Gulf. Years… Read more »
23 March 2021
Waiheke Rāhui: Our letter of support to MPI
The Mussel Reef Restoration Trust (MRRT) / Revive Our Gulf project are delighted to support Ngāti Pāoa’s rāhui on Waiheke. We tautoko / support their leadership, and congratulate the wider community on their backing and support.
19 March 2021
Auckland Council give mussel reef restoration the green light
Mussel reef restoration work in the Hauraki Gulf/Tīkapa Moana/Te Moananui-ā-Toi took a huge step forward today, with Auckland Council’s decision to approve a resource consent – valid for the next 35 years.
2 February 2021
ROG partners with Auckland Foundation for local fundraising support
Auckland Foundation has chosen the Mussel Reef Restoration Trust as the “below-the-waterline” partner for the Hauraki Gulf Regeneration Fund. Together we aim to raise funds for the Revive Our Gulf project from generous Aucklanders keen to see tangible action taken on restoring the mauri of the Hauraki Gulf / Tikapa Moana / Te Moananui a-Toi. … Read more »
23 December 2020
Auckland Council awards waste minimisation funding for shell recycling business case
Auckland Council have awarded the Mussel Reef Restoration Trust / Revive Our Gulf project seed funding from their Waste Minimisation & Innovation Fund (WMIF) to complete a business case on the feasibility of running a shell recycling programme. The programme has potential to see shell from mussels and oysters diverted from landfill (and other uses)… Read more »
21 December 2020
Govt helps to restore shellfish beds of Hauraki Gulf
Press Release: New Zealand Government The Government is taking action to improve the health of the Hauraki Gulf by supporting the restoration of shellfish reefs and beds announced Minister for Conservation Eugenie Sage at a meeting of the Hauraki Gulf Forum in Auckland on Tuesday evening. ”Shellfish beds and reefs are vital to the healthy… Read more »
27 August 2019