News and events


2 July 2024 / News

New programme cultivates next-gen guardians of our environment

The inaugural Whakaraupō Moana programme, an immersive multi-day learning experience for secondary and tertiary ākonga/students, proved an empowering opportunity for...
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Tamariki/children learning about environmental restoration in the Whakaraupō/Lyttelton Harbour area.
27 November 2023 / News

Whakaraupō kura unite for shared sustainability action

Lyttelton and Diamond Harbour Primary School have collaborated to enhance a site on Te Pataka o Rakaihautū/Banks Peninsula.
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Preparing to place the rocks in the harbour
17 August 2023 / News

Native kelp restoration in Whakaraupō/Lyttelton Harbour

The team is working to remove invasive seaweed species and reseeding those areas with spore taken from native kelp harvested locally.
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12 May 2023 / News

Marine pest Mediterranean fanworm in Whakaraupō/Lyttelton Harbour

Mediterranean fanworm has been found in Whakaraupō/Lyttelton Harbour and we are encouraging you to report sightings of this marine pest plant.
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Cutting a cake.
14 March 2023 / News

Whaka-Ora renews for another three years

The Whaka-Ora collaboration agreement was recently re-signed by the five organisations, renewing the group for another three years.
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Seagulls on logs in bay, Mt Herbert in background
6 October 2021 / News

Securing Te Ahu Pātiki’s future as a native haven

500ha block of land are set to be restored to a native haven and securing public access for future generations.
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Diamond Harbour
6 October 2021 / News

Ngāti Wheke led restoration project underway

A three-year restoration project ‘He Rau Ringa e Oti Ai‘, led by Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke Inc (the Rūnanga) in partnership with Living Springs and Conservation Volunteers NZ is now underway.
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Cass Bay planting volunteers
18 August 2021 / News

Cass Bay planting day a success despite weather

About 45 volunteers gave up time on their weekend to help reduce sedimentation in Whakaraupō / Lyttelton Harbour at the Cass Bay planting day recently.
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14 May 2021 / News

Īnaka ki Whakaraupō project on-track to better whitebait habitat

The Īnaka ki Whakaraupō research project has taken a major step towards ensuring whitebait (īnaka) have safe, well protected areas to spawn in the catchment...
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Upcoming events

24 July 2020 / Events, News

Whaka-Ora Healthy Harbour Plan showcase, 26 July 2020

You are invited to the Whaka-Ora Healthy Harbour Plan showcase on Sunday, 26 July from 1pm onwards at Living Springs in Allandale...
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