Manukau Harbour Forum


Manukau Harbour Forum 

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 Manukau Harbour Forum meets six times a year.

To get in touch, email  

Strategic framework

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. 

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