OUR PURPOSE:                 

To Protect, Maintain and Enhance each of the unique environmental characteristics that make up our Mangawhai Harbour, Estuary and Coastal Beaches to achieve a greater Community Environmental Asset

These environmental characteristics are:​

  • Optimum water quality

  • Sand spit and dune protection

  • Bird nesting habitat protection and enhancement

  • Marine life enhancement, fish and shellfish

  • Surrounding vegetation growth, management and enhancement

  • Community recreational lifestyle enhancement for swimming, fishing, boating and estuary walkways



Protecting our Harbour


The work of the MHRS involves maintaining the harbour and bund wall, wind fencing and planting to stabilize the sand dunes and restore the wildlife refuge, and managing mangrove growth.