Governance of the Hauraki Gulf: A review of options
By Raewyn Peart and Brooke Cox
The Hauraki Gulf Forum serves as an integrative body for the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park. It has been in operation for over 18 years. Its future has been the subject of active discussion amongst the Hauraki Gulf community for some years. This report draws on international literature, reports commissioned by the Forum and the Sea Change Tai Taimu Tai Pari marine spatial plan. It investigates a range of governance models operating in New Zealand and overseas. It then identifies potential options for the future role and configuration of the Forum. The report is designed to contribute to constructive debate on future governance arrangements for the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park, recognising its status as a taonga and national treasure.
Published by the Environmental Defence Society in 2019.