Issued 28th Jan 2023 - The Coromandel has experienced a severe weather event, with a state of emergency declared on 3 Feb 2023. As a result, SH25a and the Tapu Coroglen roads have been closed.

Some local DOC campsites are closed, and Te Whatu Ora Waikato advises everyone to not use coastal beaches, lakes, rivers and streams until at least 48 hours following heavy rainfall due to potential bacterial contamination.

Please take care in and around the region and keep up to date through the following agencies.

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Hauraki Coromandel Ambassador Resources

Ambassadors for Hauraki Coromandel are empowered with accurate knowledge, stories and information to share with visitors. 

Sharing our cultural and biodiversity stories will help visitors care for New Zealand and feel a closer connection with the people and places around them.

This page provides links to resources to expand your knowledge and understanding about Hauraki Coromandel’s biodiversity, history, culture and being an Ambassador.  It also includes references from resources shared during the Ambassador workshop.

BIODIVERSITY

Overview

Coromandel Peninsula

DOC What is biodiversity

DOC Protecting Species

New Zealand’s marine biodiversity

Coromandel Ecological Region Planting Guide

Natural Character Report TCDC

Hauraki gulf marine park 

Advocates

Predator Free Hauraki Coromandel Community Trust

Papa Aroha - a protected habitat for Archey’s and Hochstetter’s frogs

Thames coast kiwi care group

Whenuakite kiwi care group

Te Kauae o Maui nature reserve

Project kiwi trust

Moehau Environment group

Mana manu

Mahakirau forest estate

Kapowai kiwi group

HELP Waihi

Habitat Tuateawa

Forever Good For Your Soul

HAURAKI COROMANDEL HISTORY

First Arrivals

Polynesian explorer Kupe, arrives in Mercury Bay

Kupe

Toitehuatahi

Te takoto o te whenua o Hauraki = Hauraki landmarks / Taimoana Tūroa ; edited and additional material by Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal.

Tupaia the navigator, priest and artist | The British Library

Land of voyagers 

Māori migration and settlement

Hauraki Iwi

Hauraki Iwi History

Pare Hauraki Collective Redress

PAREHAURAKI: The People of Hauraki | NZETC

Tairua trolling lure - Explore topics - Auckland War Memorial Museum

Ngārimu, Te Moananui-a-Kiwa – Dictionary of New Zealand Biography

Moana Jackson: Decolonisation and the stories in the land - E-Tangata

Overview

Hauraki–Coromandel places

Te Ara. Hauraki Coromandel Population and society since 1910

Coromandel Heritage Area area report 

Coromandel Forest Park : an introduction - Science Publications - Scion Digital Library

The Treasury

Mercury Bay Museum

Heritage

Webster, William – Dictionary of New Zealand Biography

Hall's Arboretum: the Life and Times of John William Hall

Our Heritage - Hahei Community

Papers Past | Magazines and Journals | New Zealand Tablet | 26 February 1897 | A VISIT TO COROMANDEL.

Papers Past | Magazines and Journals | New Zealand Illustrated Magazine | June 1902 | In Search of a Fortune.

Kauri, Gold and Gum Digging

An end to logging | Kauri 2000

Kauri Heritage on The Coromandel

Kauri Gum - the industry and the gumdiggers from on the Coromandel Peninsula

Gold mining in The Coromandel | New Zealand

Shipping

HMS Buffalo: Historic shipwreck serves as a reminder of past global pandemics | Stuff.co.nz

Hauraki Dairy Farming

Part of the Past NZ History: Bagnall & Sons Turua

Kaikahu Farms Hauraki

Pouarua Farms, growing food and business opportunities for next 100 years

Pouarua Farms Hauraki 

Social and Contemporary Stories

Thames (NZ): The history of the Kopu-Hikuai Road SH25A

Remembering Bob Davie : Surfing

Small town Thames is the hot new location for film-makers | Stuff.co.nz

Meet the 83-year-old who's been holidaying at Hot Water Beach since 1937

Papers Past | Magazines and Journals | Te Ao Hou | July 1956 | Gold and Timber vanished but the Land and the people remained

Papers Past | Magazines and Journals | Forest and Bird | May 1967 | Tauranga Section Camp at Coromandel

Papers Past | Magazines and Journals | Forest and Bird | May 1968 | Goldfields and Kauris the Background to Waiomu Summer Camp 

HAURAKI COROMANDEL AMBASSADOR

As Ambassadors, we make it a priority to share the culture and biodiversity of the region as part of our commitment to the Tiaki Promise. In this way, we empower manuhiri to

“CARE FOR LAND, SEA AND NATURE, TREADING LIGHTLY AND LEAVING NO TRACE TRAVEL SAFELY, SHOWING CARE AND CONSIDERATION FOR ALL 

RESPECT CULTURE, TRAVELLING WITH AN OPEN HEART AND MIND”

Travel Tips for The Coromandel

Ambassador Programme Videos YouTube 

Tiaki Promise

CONNECT AND CONTRIBUTE

Do you want to join the Hauraki Coromandel Ambassador network Messenger and Facebook group?  Yes please! Add me to the list

Do you have a Hauraki Coromandel story to enrich the Ambassador network kete?  Please share with our team

 


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