62 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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14 days ago

CLEANER WANTED at Manurewa High School

Marama from Manukau - Wiri

Seaway Cleaning Services.

Hours are as follows:
School Term:
Monday and Friday 11am-4.30pm
OR
Tuesday - Thursday 3.30pm-6.15pm
Or you could choose to do both shifts.

Hours during the school holidays: 9-3.30pm.
Monday to Friday dependant on the amount of work.

NO experience is necessary as training will be provided. You will need reliable transport. CONTACT BARB for more information on: 0211816967

14 days ago

Cleaner WANTED for a PRIMARY SCHOOL

Marama from Manukau - Wiri

Monday - Friday
2 & a 1/2 hrs a day.

Call Barb on 0211816967

14 hours 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 ?