63 days ago

We Say/You Say: Should the Hauraki Gulf be protected?

Abby Irwin Reporter from Manukau Courier

Kia ora neighbours,

A new poll released by the Hauraki Gulf Forum has found there is overwhelming public support for more measures to protect and restore the Hauraki Gulf/Tīkapa Moana.

Of over 1000 respondents, 81% said they love and have a very strong attachment to the Gulf, including its beaches, shorelines and islands. The greatest public concerns for the health of the Gulf are plastics (73% of respondents said this had the most negative impact), sewage (72%), chemicals (70%), and commercial fishing (63%).

Methods proposed to protect the Gulf include planting all waterways, re-establishing lost shellfish-beds and reefs, and banning fishing methods such as dredging and bottom-trawling that damage the sea-floor. 84% of respondents supported these actions, with less than 3% in opposition.

Do you love being in/around the Gulf, and do you think it should be protected? Share your thoughts below and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comment featured in the conversations section of the Manukau Courier.

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1 day ago

Are you happy about the loss of 8,000 planted native seedlings?

Todd Niall Reporter from Community News

Kia ora Neighbours, A contested decision by politicians on the Upper Harbour Local Board to mow down 8,000 native plants and young trees, could bring a hefty bill. Council staff reject that there was a mistake in the planting, and now there could be a big bill. What do you think ?

5 hours ago

Scenic summer running trails

The Team from Auckland Council

🏃 Escape busy streets and discover pockets of native bush, coastal views and refreshing green spaces when you tackle these running trails.
#AKLSummerisCalling

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6 hours ago

HAWKS FAMILY VACCINATION DRIVE

Valerie Lui from Mangere East Rugby League Football & Sports Incorporated

Mangere East Rugby League Clubrooms
Walter Massy Park
Hain Avenue Entrance
Drive-Thru & Walk-In
Thurs 27, Fri 28 & Sat 29 January 2022
9am to 3pm
NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED 💯
In partnership with Turuki Health Care
Share out to Family/Friends- Let's work towards getting back to playing sports 💯
#StaySafe #BeKind #StopTheSpread #HawksCommunity #HawksFamily #RTH 💯🔴🟢

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