Whaka-Ora Healthy Harbour

Whakaraupō/Lyttelton Harbour is an important place for many different people. The mana whenua of Ngāti Wheke, residents, and visitors all share a love for the harbour and surrounding bays.

The Whaka-Ora Healthy Harbour plan sets a way forward for the community to ensure the ecological and cultural health of Whakaraupō/Lyttelton Harbour as mahinga kai is restored for us and our children after us.

Our vision

Ecological bands and Key Focus Areas

The Whaka-Ora Healthy Harbour plan targets six ecological areas for change. Each ecological band is of equal importance and will help weave our korowai for the Whakaraupō/Lyttelton Harbour catchment.

Rocky outcrops and indigenous forests

Streams

Hills and lowlands

Wetlands and saltmarsh

Taihua/Foreshore

Harbour

Project map

Whaka-Ora Healthy Harbour projects

There are many exciting projects contributing to the implementation of the Whaka-Ora Healthy Harbour plan.

Find out more about them via our interactive map.

The future of Whakaraupō/Lyttelton Harbour

Be a change-maker

News and events

Banks Peninsula landscape
3 November 2020 / News

Community the focus for Whaka Ora team

The Whaka Ora Healthy Harbour team gave a deputation to the Banks Peninsula Water Zone Committee recently, updating them on recent events connecting them to freshwater in the zone.
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photo of spur valerian
14 October 2020 / News

Invasive weed work helps protect Whakaraupō biodiversity

Spur valerian (pictured) may be pretty in appearance, but it's threatening many rare and native plants in Lyttelton Harbour...
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Finish line in sight for Lyttelton Harbour waste water project
14 October 2020 / News

Finish line in sight for Lyttelton Harbour wastewater project

Tens of millions of dollars has been spent on four pump stations in Simeon Quay to move wastewater from the Lyttelton community to Bromley...
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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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