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Our Story

Set up in 1997 by a group of concerned citizens, Whangamata Harbour Care (WHC) is an Incorporated Society and a registered charity. WHC members have spent thousands of hours in our harbour and estuaries, repairing the damage that has been inflicted on this special resource.

Local volunteers and members, have removed rubbish, controlled predators, planted native flora and removed mangrove seedlings - plus much more, in order to protect the biodiversity found in our harbour.

If we want future generations to have the same connection to the harbour as we do, we need to look after it.  We can't simply rely on Thames Coromandel District Council (TCDC) or the Waikato Regional Council (WRC) to do all the work. Their resources are limited and by working in close collaboration with them both, we can all achieve more together.

Our Story
Vision Statement

Our vision is of a healthy sustainable harbour and estuarine environment of mutual benefit to native flora and fauna, and the people of Whangamata.

"This means a nice, safe, clean harbour and estuary - with birds, fish and clean water. Just like the old days - for us to enjoy now and into the future."

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