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In August 2014, Guardians of Pauatahanui Inlet won the Heritage and Environment category in the Porirua section of the Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards. We didn't win the next stage, the regional finals (that honour went, very worthily, to the SPCA for the refurbishment of their new headquarters), but we were very proud to receive the award at our local level. The accolade reflects the work our members do in protecting and promoting the Inlet. Thank you to those whose hard work has led to this recognition. See all the awards we have won.
Pauatahanui Inlet is the only large estuarine wetland left in the lower half of New Zealand's North Island. It is at risk, mainly from human activities in both the Inlet and its catchment. We call ourselves the Guardians of Pauatahanui Inlet because we work to promote recognition of the ecological, recreational and cultural values of the Inlet.
On this website you can read about how we care for the Inlet and promote its wellbeing with central and local government. You can learn about our activities and policies, and read our newsletters and annual reports. You will find scientific information about the Inlet and its catchment and links to relevant research. The section 'The Inlet' contains information about the natural and human history and current concerns about threats to Inlet ecology. Teachers can download our educational resources. We also have an expanding 'Rainy day' section.