August 2013 Café Scientifique Wednesday 28 August 2013, Horse and Trap, Mt Eden, 6.30pm Championing the Haurauki Gulf Tim Higham Haurauki Gulf Forum Manager The productive waters and islands network of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park are surrounded by a catchment of 1 million people, creating conservation success stories and challenges for resource managers. Join Hauraki Gulf Forum manager Tim Higham to discuss the significance of the Hauraki Gulf and the need for better, more integrated management. Can we protect the ecological diversity of the gulf when it also holds NZ’s largest commercial port? Will restrictions on recreational activities and limits in the gulf prioritize economic interests over every day people? What kind of balance can we hope to achieve? Tim's science and communications background has taken him around the world, from the national parks of southern New Zealand to Antarctica and jobs in Thailand and Switzerland with the United Nations. He currently spends as much time as possible on Great Barrier Island. Check out the Haurauki Gulf Marine Park Seminar here at Auckland Museum on Monday 9 September. Attend Café Scientifique Each month we organise a facilitated discussion in the downstairs lounge bar at the Horse and Trap. Please visit the the Horse and Trap website for more information about the venue and how to find your way there.