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- 2014 PHOTO COMPETITION NOW OPEN! ENTRIES CLOSE 9 APRIL. Open to all ages. Further information.
- COCKLE SURVEY: A glorious day greeted the cockle counters at our three-yearly cockle survey on Sunday 1 December. Thank you to everyone. Read about it and see the photos.
- BOOK FOR CHILDREN: At the Beach, by Gillian Candler and Ned Barraud, won the Elsie Locke medal for non-fiction in the 2013 Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa Awards and was a finalist in the NZ Post Children's Book Awards. It may be just what you need to introduce the youngsters to life on the shore. See http://www.craigpotton.co.nz/store/at-the-beach-hardback
- A FASCINATING EXERCISE ON THE INLET. On 13 December last year GOPI members took part in an 'Oiled wildlife response' training day. Read more...
WORKSHEETS FOR TEACHERS PLANNING INLET STUDIES ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE. We are happy to come to your school and show you how to use the Pauatahanui Inlet in science and social science curriculum work.
LIVING WATERS DOCUMENTARIES. Stories of our harbour - the complete 12-episode DVD from Pataka for just $15.00, or join GOPI now and get one free!See http://www.livingwatersdoco.co.nz.
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.
What you will find on our 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. You can also read 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.