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Te Matuku Marine Reserve

New Marine Reserve At Waiheke

4 August 2005


Residents on Waiheke Island in the Hauraki Gulf are welcoming a marine reserve that will protect one of its largest estuaries.

The Department of Conservation says a 690-hectare reserve at Te Matuku Bay means people can swim, snorkel and picnic in the area, but may no longer catch fish or collect shellfish.

The chairman of the Waiheke Community Board, Ray Ericson, says the reserve has been discussed for the past 10 years and to have it confirmed is delightful.

The boundaries of the marine reserve are the high water mark around Te Matuku Bay and the area outside the bay around Passage Rock.

More information about this reserve can be found on the DoC website » » »

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