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OUR COASTAL REGION: Learn more about the Waikato's coastal region

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COASTAL BIODIVERSITY: Learn more about the unique species found in the Waikato

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COASTAL PROCESSES: The movement of water and sediment by waves, tides and weather

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COASTAL WATER QUALITY: Find out about water quality and how we monitor it.

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COASTAL USES AND PRESSURES: Find out more about the biggest demands on our coast.

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MONITORING AND PROJECTS: Find out more about the coastal monitoring work we do.

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COASTAL HAZARDS: Learn more about potential hazards along our region's coast.

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COASTAL POLICIES: Take a look at the policies and plans concerning our coastal environment.

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MĀORI AND THE COAST: Find out more about why coastal areas are significant to Māori.

Waikato Regional Council is responsible for managing the coastal marine area (CMA) that extends from mean high water springs to 12 nautical miles out to sea. The Waikato region has about 1,150 km of open coast and estuarine shoreline. Our coastline has sites of outstanding beauty, and of high cultural and natural values. It also provides us with valuable resources. Waikato Regional Council wants to make sure that we enjoy and use our coastal areas sustainably.

Our coastline consists of two distinctly different areas:

  • East coast - Coromandel Peninsula and the Firth of Thames.
  • West coast - from just north of Port Waikato heads to the Mokau River mouth.

Choose from the topics below to learn more about all the values of the Waikato region's coast and the many pressures influencing it.

Click here for a full list of Coastal pages.



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