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Manukau Harbour Forum Symposium

Manukau Harbour Forum Symposium

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When:

  • Fri 10 Jun ’16, 9:00am – 4:00pm

Where:

Mangere Arts Centre - Nga Tohu o Uenuku, Corner Orly Avenue & Bader Drive, Mangere

Restrictions:

All Ages

Registration Types:

  • General admission: $0.00

Once the Manukau Harbour was a ‘food basket’, a pristine and productive treasure. But what is the true state of New Zealand’s second largest harbour today, and what are the visions to return this taonga to a state of wellbeing for future generations?

This new event will identify key issues and outcomes that will impact and restore the mauri, or life-force, of New Zealand’s second largest harbour, the Manukau.

Instigated by the Manukau Harbour Forum, the Manukau Harbour Forum Symposium is focused on the harbour’s future, and on real actions that can contribute to the restoration of its mauri. It considers proposed and current projects, innovative approaches, and smart ways of acting to create a new reality.

Commencing with a Mihi Whakatau (formal speech of welcome) by a representative of Ngati Tamaoho, the guest speakers are:

- Jill Naysmith - Chair, Manukau Harbour Forum Symposium.
- Dame Nganeko Minhinnick - Ngati Te Ata (by video presentation).
- Bronwen Turner, Manukau Harbour Restoration Society.
- Lucie Rutherford.
- Clinton Duffy, Department of Conservation.
- Kowhai Olsen, Te Ahiwaru Waiohua.
- Gareth Williams, GWE Consulting.
- Raveen Jadarum, CEO Watercare
- Craig Mcilroy, General Manager Stormwater, Auckland Council
- Lincoln Jeffries, Manukau Beautification Charitable Trust.
- Sam Judd, Sustainable Coastlines.
- Charlotte Graham, Mana Whenua artist.
- Awhitu Peninsula Landcare Trust.
- Mesepa Edwards, Roots Collective.
- Willie Wright, Kaipara Harbour Management Plan.

The event’s aim is to acknowledge the significance of the Manukau Harbour and to present traditional knowledge acquired over generations, alongside scientific knowledge. It will identify the visionary direction that aims to restore the Manukau Harbour’s mauri.

The event is organised by the Manukau Harbour Forum, a committee of Auckland Council through the nine local boards that surround the harbour.

“We wanted to bring the message of the Manukau Harbour Forum to the wider Auckland community, to share visions and identify priorities for protection and development of this taonga (treasure),” says Jill Naysmith, Chair of the Manukau Harbour Forum.

“The harbour is a local, regional and national taonga, and it deserves our attention and long term, cohesive planning between mana whenua and all groups of stakeholders.”

The Manukau Harbour Forum Symposium will include an exhibition of mana whenua artists, depicting their connections to the harbour with copies of an artwork to be presented to each of the three Mauri o te Moana award recipients. The awards recognise mana whenua, individuals, stakeholders or community groups for their work to protect and restore the mauri of the harbour.

Free to attend however booking is essential.

If you have questions or would like to register by telephone please call 021 273 5070, or email manukauharbourforum@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz.

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