Hibiscus & Bays is made up of a series of 34 catchments bounded by hills from which water flows into streams and rivers and ultimately down to the Hauraki Gulf – Tīkapa Moana/Te Moana-nui-ā-Toi. The Gulf is under significant pressure and the most recent State of the Gulf report indicates a marked decline in the mauri, environmental quality and abundance of marine life.
Restore Hibiscus & Bays aims to restore waterways throughout the 34 catchments within the Hibiscus & Bays, connecting native biodiversity across our significant ecological areas (SEAs) and other fragmented native ecosystems and contributing to the protection of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park – Tīkapa Moana/Te Moana-nui-ā-Toi.
We are currently collaborating with the Sustainable Business Network’s Million Metres initiative to facilitate crowdfunding for habitat restoration along the riparian zones of three of our catchment areas: Campbells Bay, Taiaotea–Rothesay Bay and Awaruku-Long Bay. We are also seeking funding for the restoration of streams in the Waiwera catchments and the implementation of the weed control and native planting components of the Orewa Estuary-Te Ara Tahuna Restoration Plan, in collaboration with Forest and Bird Hibiscus Coast.
These catchment stream restoration programmes will involve:
If you or your organisation would like to sponsor one of our stream restoration programmes, please visit the relevant project page on the Million Metres website or email Rachael at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a time to chat.