Land & Water ManagementRegional Gov'tStrategy, Research & Analysis

Waikato and Waipa River Restoration Strategy

EnviroStrat led the development and drafting of a long-term action plan that prioritises and guide $300M of future investment in restoration activities for the Waikato River Authority, river tribes, councils and industry. This restoration strategy ultimately provides for the attainment of the Vision and Strategy for the Waikato River, which is the guiding document that underpins freshwater management in NZ’s largest watershed.
EnviroStrat
February 12, 2020
Coastal, Marine & Blue EconomyRegional Gov'tStrategy, Research & Analysis

Tai Timu Tai Pari Sea Change – New Zealand’s first Marine Spatial Plan

EnviroStrat Director Dr Nigel Bradly was the lead Author of New Zealand’s first Marine Spatial Plan, in the Hauraki Gulf. Sea Change was a collaboratively developed initiative with representation from environmental groups, the community, commercial sectors and Māori. Sea Change had a focus on spatial and strategic prioritisation for commercial fishing, new marine protected areas, water quality improvements, ‘blue infrastructure’ and growth of aquaculture. Key to its success was the integration across different levels of government (national and regional), across the land / sea interface, and across different economic sectors. The implementation pathways include regulatory reform, impact investment in key…
EnviroStrat
February 12, 2020
Coastal, Marine & Blue EconomyMonitoring, Evaluation & Independent ReviewRegional Gov't

Hauraki Gulf Forum Review

EnviroStrat was asked by the Hauraki Gulf Forum to review whether the Forum was effectively promoting the objectives of part one of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Act 2000 and identify changes that could be made to help the Forum achieve these objectives. EnviroStrat identified the successes and failures from the Hauraki Gulf Forum and concluded that the Forum was failing to adequately promote the objectives of the Act. EnviroStrat then developed a total of 22 recommendations for the Forum to follow to better achieve the objectives of the Act and ensure the overall health of the Hauraki Gulf is sustained.
EnviroStrat
February 12, 2020