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

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COASTAL ECOSYSTEMS: Learn more about the unique coastal ecosystems found in the Waikato.

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

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

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SPECIAL PLACES: Check out the internationally and nationally important places in our region.

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

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COMMUNITY ACTION: See our communities in action, enhancing our coastal environments.

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CLIMATE CHANGE: Learn more about how climate change will impact the 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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