Motu Manawa (Pollen Island) Marine Reserve

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Motu Manawa (Pollen Island) Marine Reserve
Map of New Zealand showing the location of the reserve.
Map of New Zealand showing the location of the reserve.
Location New Zealand
Coordinates 36°51′45″S 174°40′10″E / 36.862385°S 174.669488°E / -36.862385; 174.669488Coordinates: 36°51′45″S 174°40′10″E / 36.862385°S 174.669488°E / -36.862385; 174.669488
Area 500 ha
Established 1995
Governing body Department of Conservation

Motu Manawa (Pollen Island) Marine Reserve is a 500 hectares (1.9 sq mi) protected area in the Waitematā Harbour in Auckland, New Zealand,[1] established in 1995. It includes the entire area between Rosebank Peninsula and Waterview, and surrounds Pollen and Traherne Islands. Its northeastern boundary runs roughly parallel to Rosebank Peninsula, from the mouth of the Oakley Creek estuary. Its northern-most boundary is north of Pollen Island, at the same latitude as the tip of Point Chevalier. Its westernmost point is in the mouth of the Whau River, between the tip of Rosebank Peninsula and Te Atatu.

The marine reserve includes intertidal mudflats, tidal channels, mangrove swamp, salt marsh and shellbanks.[1] It is intersected by the Northwestern Motorway.

See also


  1. ^ a b "Motu Manawa (Pollen Island) Marine Reserve". Department of Conservation. Retrieved 17 March 2012.

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