Hakihea Mataitai Reserve Announced

Date: 1/10/2011

The Mataitai reserve at Hakihea, is adjacent to the Whangara Township north of Gisborne, New Zealand came into effect 4 August 2011. The reserve encompasses four square kilometres of fisheries waters from the western side of Te Ikaarongamai Bay (south of Pokatakina headland) to the northern boundary of Te Tapuwae o Rongokako Marine Reserve. The seaward boundary extends north of the Marine Reserve along the eastern tip of Whangara Island and the edge of the reefs.