April 2021
Document describing the proposal to establish a marine mammal sanctuary in Te Pēwhairangi (Bay of Islands).

Sanctuary created

As a result of this consultation, the Te Pēwhairangi (Bay of Islands) Marine Mammal Sanctuary was announced on 17 November 2021. It came into effect 15 December 2021.

More about Te Pēwhairangi (Bay of Islands) Marine Mammal Sanctuary.


  • Foreword Whakataki kōrero
  • 1. The problem Ngā āwangawanga
    • Background Tuarongo
    • Te Pēwhairangi (Bay of Islands) – a marine mammal mecca
    • Mātauranga Māori and the management of Te Pēwhairangi (Bay of Islands) marine mammals
    • Working in partnership Mahinga rangapū
    • Treaty of Waitangi
    • The problem is defined by two key issues
  • 2. The proposal Kaupapa kōrero
    • Problem
    • Objectives
    • Options
    • Proposed solution Ngā whakataunga
    • What are the implications of a sanctuary? He aha ngā whakaritenga mō te tūrāhui?
    • Costs and benefits of the proposed sanctuary Ngā utu me ngā hua o te tūrāhui
  • 3. Submissions (and next steps) Ngā tuku kōrero
    • We want your feedback
    • Questions to consider in providing feedback on the proposal
  • Next steps Aha atu

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