Friends of the Hauraki Gulf is a Waiheke Island-based conservation research group with members on Great Barrier/Aotea, Rakino and Auckland working to conserve marine life and restore marine ecosystems in the Hauraki Gulf.
All our work is based on best-practice science, and always has the protection of nature - our sustaining environment - foremost.
The Friends groups has members on Waiheke, Rakino, Aotea Great Barrier Island and Auckland.
The committee of the Friends of the Hauraki Gulf is:
Mike Lee MSc., chair. Long-term conservationist, and former Chair of the Auckland Regional Council.
Chris Curreen MSc, secretary. Head of biology studies at Waiheke High School for 30 years.
Leith Duncan Phd, scientific advisor. An expert on the fisheries management, and a driving force in the creation of Te Matuku Marine Reserve on Waiheke Island.
Sid Marsh, treasurer. Experienced scuba diver and field ecologist. Sid worked as a ranger on Hauturu Little Barrier Island. He is also an artist, author and writer/designer of graphic novels.
Andy Spence MSc. Long-term park ranger for DOC and at Whakanewha Regional Park on Waiheke.
Alex Stone MA. Artist, researcher, writer.