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by 9 Nov 2018Mussel action2 comments

Coromandel mussel farm

North Island Mussels Saving the Mahurangi, the Gulf and the Planet: Whether it’s action on the already too-muddy Mahurangi, the fished-out Hauraki Gulf, or Global Warming of 1.5°C that floats your punt, numbers count. image North Island Mussels

Can you spare half a day to help further-build mussel reefs in the Mahurangi Harbour?

If you have time, the other six quick questions will help Mahurangi Action plan the five-year green-lipped mussel reef restoration research project.

Beyond volunteering, even a modest donation, by greatly leveraging other funding sources this Mahurangi-based five-year research project will potentially pour $1 million into cracking the challenge of at-scale restoration of the once 500-square-kilometre, or more, Hauraki Gulf green-lipped mussel reefs.


Musseling in on the action

    Volunteers will be contacted by Carina Sim-Smith with further information. Muster at Scotts Landing.
  • Your response will not obligate you further, in any way.

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Coromandel helping Mahurangi help the Hauraki Gulf.

Mahurangi Action milestones mark some significant achievements

Founded, as Friends of the Mahurangi
Tribunal recommends Warkworth wastewater be excluded from the Mahurangi River
Revived the Mahurangi Regatta
Supported Mahurangi West-led campaign that saw off plans to build a road to Te Muri and park up to 4000 cars behind its beach
Conducted poll on aspirations for Mahurangi in 25 years
Publication of Dr Ronald Locker’s 416-page Jade River : A History of the Mahurangi
Successful High Court defence of the public’s entitlement to access Jamieson Bay
Scotts Landing – Scott Homestead boardwalk
Mahurangi Regatta Ball, celebrating the 150th anniversary of Warkworth’s founding
Revival of the Mahurangi Regatta Prize-Giving Dance
Leading role in supporting Auckland Regional Council’s Mahurangi Action Plan
Mahurangi Magazine goes online
Establishment of first scientifically designed trials demonstrating that forestry-style nursery methods could slash the cost of raising indigenous plants
Leading role in developing Mahurangi Action Plan: A strategic plan for the catchment 2010–2030
With property holder, establishment of the Mahurangi Farm-Forestry Trail
Warkworth Sediment Improvements Pilot Phase I
Preservation of car-free Te Muri, forever
Culmination of 42-year bid to see council commitment to exclude Warkworth wastewater from the Mahurangi river and harbour
First Mahurangi Regatta held with new, long-term principal sponsor, Teak Construction
Submitted only proposal—for two local boards to replace the current Rodney Local Board—deemed a reasonably practicable option to Auckland’s governance arrangements
Inaugurated, with One Warkworth and supported by Mahurangi Matters, the Warkworth Town Hall Talks
Initiated, with philanthropist member, Mahurangi-based green-lipped mussel reef restoration research project
Initiated, with the Mahurangi River Restoration Trust, ‘Up the Mahu!’
Provided snug harbour for chart—Coastal Heritage Art—competition for schools


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