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Hauraki Gulf


Auckland puts out call for value of Hauraki Gulf
7 Sep 2022  

Auckland puts out call for value of Hauraki Gulf

Auckland Council is calling for potential suppliers interested in providing an economic valuation of the Hauraki Gulf as a natural capital asset.


DOC seeks seal sightings in Hauraki Gulf, Coromandel
7 Jul 2022   /

DOC seeks seal sightings in Hauraki Gulf, Coromandel

Visitors and residents around the Hauraki Gulf and Coromandel are being asked to keep an eye for kekeno or New Zealand fur seals overthe next three months.


Watch: Hauraki Gulf Marine Park
22 Mar 2022   /

Watch: Hauraki Gulf Marine Park

So much to see and do in the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park, from DOC.


Fullers360 to provide free period products
3 Feb 2022  

Fullers360 to provide free period products

Fullers360 is to provide free tampons and pads for customers and staff in a tie up with social enterprise Dignity NZ.


Omicron Wave: How operators are preparing
2 Feb 2022  

Omicron Wave: How operators are preparing

Tourism businesses are getting ready in a number of ways, and for Auckland Seaplanes, it was just in time.


Domestic cruise plots course through Covid’s choppy waters
26 Jan 2022  

Domestic cruise plots course through Covid’s choppy waters

Cruising in NZ waters has been well supported over summer but there are clouds on the horizon, say operators.


Whale Tales art trail comes to Auckland
21 Jan 2022   /

Whale Tales art trail comes to Auckland

The Whale Tales 2022 public art trail will launch in Auckland next week, partly to publicise endangered Bryde’s whales in the Hauraki Gulf.


…but NZ islands from sub-tropical to windswept as popular as ever
18 Jan 2022   /

…but NZ islands from sub-tropical to windswept as popular as ever

‘Overseas’ destinations around the country are continuing to see large numbers of visitors seeking a taste of exoticism, seclusion and yesteryear, according to local operators.


Great Barrier Island nervously eyes holiday influx
6 Dec 2021   /

Great Barrier Island nervously eyes holiday influx

With tourism normally the main source of income, the focus now is safety with a large influx of visitors possible in January.


Non-residents can travel to Waiheke from today – Fullers360
3 Dec 2021   /

Non-residents can travel to Waiheke from today – Fullers360

Fullers360 will welcome non-resident travellers to Waiheke Island from today as the traffic light Covid-19 Protection Framework begins.


Explore launches Hauraki Gulf multi-day expeditions
17 Nov 2021   /

Explore launches Hauraki Gulf multi-day expeditions

The new experience aims to capitalise on the domestic-only market this summer but also become a ‘must-do’ attraction longer term.


DOC reminds Aucklanders to follow fishing rules
11 Oct 2021   /

DOC reminds Aucklanders to follow fishing rules

The Department of Conservation is reminding people to stay away from the five marine reserves in the Auckland region when going fishing under the more relaxed Covid-19 alert level 3 rules.


Aucklanders kept away from Waiheke, Great Barrier islands
7 Oct 2021  

Aucklanders kept away from Waiheke, Great Barrier islands

Aucklanders are not allowed to travel to Waiheke Island or Great Barrier Island for recreation purposes, despite people now permitted to travel within the region for recreational reasons.


Doors creak open for handful of operators at level 3
1 Sep 2021   /

Doors creak open for handful of operators at level 3

A few mountain bike parks and golf courses will take customers today, albeit in a limited way.


DOC warns boaties breaking level 4 in Hauraki
23 Aug 2021   /

DOC warns boaties breaking level 4 in Hauraki

The Department of Conservation is warning people using private vessels not to visit islands in the Hauraki Gulf while the country is at alert level 4.


Larger protection areas needed in Hauraki Gulf plan – Jongejans
23 Jun 2021   /

Larger protection areas needed in Hauraki Gulf plan – Jongejans

Increasing protected sea areas from the current 9.8% to 30% has the potential to boost marine tourism, says a Northland operator.


Marine tourism under scrutiny in new Hauraki Gulf plan
22 Jun 2021   /

Marine tourism under scrutiny in new Hauraki Gulf plan

DOC could restrict interactions with marine mammals and will assess the capacity for increased tourism under the new strategy.


Court denies plea to stop work of Waiheke’s Kennedy Point Marina
7 May 2021  

Court denies plea to stop work of Waiheke’s Kennedy Point Marina

Claim of harmful cultural effects not persuasive.


New kauri dieback sites found on Aotea/Great Barrier Island
8 Apr 2021   /

New kauri dieback sites found on Aotea/Great Barrier Island

The Department of Conservation is upgrading its tracks and installing hygiene stations on Great Barrier/Aotea Island after finding two new kauri dieback infected sites.


Great Barrier Island to start visitor levy consultation
22 Mar 2021  

Great Barrier Island to start visitor levy consultation

The $5 Stewart Island visitor levy is a possible model for the Hauraki Gulf destination. 


DOC calls on island visitors to protect threatened species
15 Mar 2021   /

DOC calls on island visitors to protect threatened species

The Department of Conservation is urging Motuihe Island visitors to abide by “island etiquette” and protect threatened species on the Hauraki Gulf destination.