Manukau Harbour Forum
In response to concern about the deteriorating state of the Manukau Harbour and the urgent need for a collaborative response to improve its condition, the Manukau Harbour Forum was created in November 2010 to advocate for the restoration of Manukau Harbour.
The Manukau Harbour Forum is a collective comprised of representatives of the nine local boards that border the Manukau Harbour.
The member boards are Franklin, Manurewa, Ōtara-Papatoetoe, Puketāpapa, Whau, Māngere-Ōtāhuhu, Maungakiekie-Tāmaki, Papakura and Waitākere Ranges
The forum's vision:
The Manukau Harbour is recognised and valued as a significant cultural, ecological, social and economic treasure/taonga.
A programme of integrated harbour management will ensure that it has a rich and diverse marine and terrestrial environment that is able to be enjoyed by all.
The forum's objectives are to:
- raise the profile of the Manukau Harbour as a significant cultural, ecological and economic treasure
- ensure there is a robust knowledge base to support integrated management
- champion and advocate for the development and implementation of planning frameworks and projects to support the integrated management of the Manukau Harbour
- ensure there are sufficient resources, including officer input and budget, to support the forum to deliver on its vision.