Auckland iwi take the helm

of fisheries enforcement

A North Auckland iwi is taking the helm of fisheries enforcement in the Hauraki Gulf in a first of its kind pilot programme.

Warkworth’s Ngāti Manuhiri has bought three, 450-horsepower former police boats which it will use to patrol the gulf to protect it from overfishing.

The intention is to have three crews of fisheries officers on the water by Christmas.

Ngāti Manuhiri rangatahi Tahi Ngawaka has returned to his ancestral home to take on the job.

The 22-year-old has been working in enforcement under the Auckland Harbourmaster since he left high school and said he was glad to be able to apply his skills for the benefit of his community.

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