Nominations Open for Manukau Harbour Awards

Nominations called for


From Auckland Council:

Call for nominations in Manukau Harbour awards

 The Manukau Harbour Forum is inviting nominations from respective mana whenua, iwi, individual contributors and community group representatives for the Mauri o te Moana Award.

The award will be presented at the 2016 Manukau Harbour Forum Symposium, and recognises the work of those who have helped to protect and restore the mauri of the Manukau Harbour over the last three years.

Mauri is the life energy force, or unique life essence, that gives being and form to all things in the universe.

“We know there are many organisations, large and small, that have contributed to the harbour’s wellbeing,” says Manukau Harbour Forum Chair Jill Naysmith. “This is an opportunity to celebrate and highlight their efforts so we can learn from them in the future.”

Each of the recipients will receive a copy of an original artwork by mana whenua artist Charlotte Graham, to be presented at the Manukau Harbour Forum Symposium, which will be held 10 June at Ngā Tohu o Uenuku (Māngere Arts Centre) and is free to attend.

Instigated by the Manukau Harbour Forum, the Manukau Harbour Forum Symposium is focused on the harbour’s future, and on real actions that can contribute to the restoration of its mauri. It will consider proposed and current projects, innovative approaches and smart ways of acting to create a new reality.

Nomination forms close on 1 June and are available, or can be requested via  email at

Booking to attend the symposium is essential. You can find out more, reserve a seat, and nominate someone for an award, by



About the Manukau Harbour Forum:

  • The Manukau Harbour Forum is a committee of Auckland Council through the nine local boards that surround the Manukau Harbour.
  • The member boards are Franklin, Papakura, Manurewa, Ōtara-Papatoetoe, Māngere-Ōtāhuhu, Maungakiekie-Tāmaki, Puketāpapa, Whau, and Waitākere Ranges.
  • The Manukau Harbour Forum’s vision is to see the Manukau Harbour recognised and valued as a significant cultural, ecological, social and economic taonga (treasure).
  • It seeks a programme of integrated harbour management that will ensure that the Manukau has a rich and diverse marine and terrestrial environment that is able to be enjoyed by all.