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Tauranga Harbour catchments

Individual Sub-Catchment Action Plans have been developed for 16 sub-catchment areas surrounding the Tauranga Harbour. We offer funding and advice to help you can make a difference in your catchment. 

The Tauranga Harbour Sub-Catchment Action Plans below provide an overview of the land types and land use in the different sub-catchment areas. They have been informed by ground surveys and community consultation and have been used as a basis to set targets for land management work being carried out by Regional Council over the following ten years.

A 2013-16 progress report on action plan delivery is also available for each sub-catchment below. See a combined progress report for all Tauranga Harbour sub-catchments here:

2012 Sub-catchment Action Plan 2013-16 Progress Report 
Aongatete Sub-Catchment Action Plan (pdf, 489KB) Aongatete sub-catchment report 2013-16 (pdf, 290KB)
Kaitemako Sub-Catchment Action Plan (pdf, 595KB) Kaitemako sub-catchment report 2013-16 (pdf, 288KB)
Kopurererua Sub-Catchment Action Plan (pdf, 524KB)  Kopurererua sub-catchment report 2013-16 (pdf, 299KB)
Mangatawa Sub-Catchment Action Plan (pdf, 514KB) Mangatawa sub-catchment report 2013-16 (pdf, 292KB)
Oturu Sub-Catchment Action Plan (pdf, 512KB) Oturu sub-catchment report 2013-16 (pdf, 289KB)
Te Mania Sub-Catchment Action Plan (pdf, 501KB) Te Mania sub-catchment report 2013-16 (pdf, 300KB)
Te Puna / Waipapa Sub-Catchment Action Plan (pdf, 553KB)  Te Puna / Waipapa sub-catchment report 2013-16 (pdf, 298KB)
Te Rereatukahia Sub-Catchment Action Plan (pdf, 565KB) Te Rereatukahia sub-catchment report 2013-16 (pdf, 287KB)
Tuapiro Sub-Catchment Action Plan (pdf, 597KB) Tuapiro sub-catchment report 2013-16 (pdf, 290KB)
Uretara Sub-Catchment Action Plan (pdf, 499KB) Uretara sub-catchment report 2013-16  (pdf, 291KB)
Waiau Sub-Catchment Action Plan (pdf, 504KB) Waiau sub-catchment report 2013-16  (pdf, 292KB)
Waimapu Sub-Catchment Action Plan (pdf, 544KB) Waimapu sub-catchment report 2013-16  (pdf, 292KB)
Wainui Sub-Catchment Action Plan (pdf, 524KB) Wainui sub-catchment report 2013-16  (pdf, 286KB)
Wairoa Sub-Catchment Action Plan (pdf, 526KB) Wairoa sub-catchment report 2013-16  (pdf, 298KB)
Waitekohe Sub-Catchment Action Plan (pdf, 563KB) Waitekohe sub-catchment report 2013-16  (pdf, 289KB)
Welcome Bay Sub-Catchment Action Plan (pdf, 512KB) Welcome Bay sub-catchment report 2013-16  (pdf, 292KB)

Kaituna River and Ongatoro/Maketu Estuary Strategy

The Kaituna River and Ongatoro/Maketu Estuary Strategy 2009 was developed to celebrate and honour Kaituna River and Ongatoro/Maketu Estuary life as taonga. See our Kaituna Maketu and Pongakawa Waitahanui catchments pages for information about catchment health and work underway to protect land, water and wildlife in those catchments.

Ohiwa Harbour catchment

The Ohiwa Harbour Strategy identifies issues, key community values and aspirations, and recommends actions on how to take Ohiwa Harbour and its catchment from where it is now, to where people want it to be in the future.

Rotorua lakes catchments

Lake Action Plans direct what steps need to be taken to improve lake water quality to meet communitys' expectations. Plans are in place for Okaro, Okataina, Okareka, Rotoehu, Rotoma, Rotorua, Rotoiti and Tikitapu (Blue) Lakes