The Manukau Harbour Restoration Society

The Manukau Harbour Restoration Society (MHRS) was formed in 2011 by Auckland residents living around the harbour committed to improving the condition of the harbour and its environs. The broad aims of the society are to represent all communities and organizations that border on or are influenced by the Manukau Harbour; to restore the Harbour back to its original water quality and environmental state; and in so doing, enhance the harbour as a recreational, transportation and well managed asset, loved by residents of the city of Auckland.



  • To lobby for the restoration of the Manukau Harbour wherever possible back to its original water quality, and environmental state.
  • To represent all communities and organisations that border on or are influenced by the Manukau Harbour.
  • To recognise the sensitivities and aspirations of the Manu Whenua
  • To prevent pollution and abuse of the Harbour as a natural resource
  • To reinstate water borne passenger transport on the Harbour
  • To establish navigational aids on the Harbour
  • To re-establish a Manukau Harbour Authority with responsibility for maintaining the Harbour and its facilities
  • To enable the Harbour to become a recreational asset to the City of Auckland



MHRS is a membership organisation and a registered charity. It is run by a chair, deputy chair and officers of an executive committee elected by financial members.  All officers are volunteers; MHRS has no paid staff.

MHRS welcomes new members who wish to volunteer on the committee or help with  projects.

In 2016 the officers and committee members are:

Chair:              Jim Jackson, Onehunga

Deputy Chair: Bronwen Turner, Cornwallis

Secretary:       Geoff Shearman, Onehunga

Treasurer:     Jill Rowe, Onehunga

Committee members:

Leonie Norton, Laingholm

Hayden Mack, Onehunga

Peter Gibson, Onehunga

Ken Duff, Mangere Bridge

Roger Baldwin, Mangere Bridge

Judi Goldsworthy, Weymouth

Fred Buck, Weymouth

James Papalii, Manukau; Waka Ama