About the Estuary

The Tāmaki Estuary is an important waterway that feeds into the Hauraki Gulf. It is located on the Tāmaki Makaurau isthmus.

Geologist Bruce Hayward explored the Tamaki Estuary in 2023 and provides a fascinating narrative about its geological history.

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The Estuary and its waterways have long been undervalued yet are important natural and community assets. For many years the Estuary has been detrimentally affected by under investment in pollution control, stormwater management and treatment, and ecological restoration.