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Te Rūnanga ā-Wahapū o Manukau

Manukau Harbour Forum

What is the Manukau Harbour Forum

The Manukau Harbour Forum is a collective comprised of representatives of the nine Auckland local boards on the shores of the Manukau Harbour.

The forum was created in 2010 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 member local boards are:

  • Franklin
  • Manurewa
  • Ōtara-Papatoetoe
  • Puketāpapa
  • Whau
  • Māngere-Ōtāhuhu
  • Maungakiekie-Tāmaki
  • Papakura
  • Waitākere Ranges.

The Manukau Harbour Forum meets six times a year.

Contact Manukau Harbour Forum

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 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
  • 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 staff input and budget, to support the forum to deliver on its vision.

Manukau Harbour Forum Symposium

The inaugural Manukau Harbour Forum Symposium was held on 10 June 2016, with a second on 19 May 2017.

The forums identify key issues and outcomes that will impact and restore the mauri, or life-force, of the Manukau.

View a compilation of video and content from the 2017 symposium.

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Read the Manukau Harbour Forum terms of reference