IN THE NEWS

Want to read articles/listen to broadcasts about our activities? See GOPI in the news.

 

Items of current interest: Living Waters documentaries, participation in community education, Inlet pathway progress and much, much more.

 

NEWSLETTER

Read the April 2016 Issue of our newsletter, The Inlet.

 

This issue covers aspects of pollution in Pauatahanui Inlet, sea lettuce, our new committee members and some recent activities.

 

TEACHERS

We have worksheets to help you with your Inlet studies. We can also come to your school and show you how to use the Pauatahanui Inlet in science and social studies curriculum work.

 

Check out some of our submissions.

 

ACTIVITIES

Planning a family visit to the Inlet? Our educational worksheets will keep youngsters interested and involved.

 

Remember our Rainy day section - something for the kids to do;  and there are more family activities in our newsletters.

 

LIVING WATERS: stories of our harbour. Get the complete 12-episode DVD from Pataka for just $15, or join GOPI now and get one free!

They are also available on-line at http://www.livingwatersdoco.co.nz/

 

MAKING A BEQUEST?

Read how to make a bequest to GOPI.

 

HELP?

Let us help you: please let us know if you'd like to see a particular topic on our website.

 

 

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Welcome to the website of the

GUARDIANS of PĀUATAHANUI INLET

Like what you see here? Pleasejoin us.

More members means more influence in putting the community's view on protecting the Inlet.

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PAUATAHANUI INLET CLEAN-UP

COCKLE COUNT

SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS OF THESE UP-AND-COMING EVENTS

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  • PAUATAHANUI INLET CLEAN-UP: Yes, that time of year is approaching when we scour the Inlet shoreline and pick up everything that doesn't belong there. This year's clean-up is scheduled for 9 October. Gathering 10:30am at Browns Bay. We welcome anyone who would like to spend a couple of hours on this worthwhile exercise.

  • COCKLE COUNT:  Weather permitting our triennial cockle count will take place on Sunday 27 November, with an assembly time of 3pm at Stout Cottage. More information on our page 'Cockle Survey'.

Funding for community groups to restore areas around Te Awarua-o-Porirua Harbour catchment

Are you passionate about restoring native plants to your favourite public spot in Te Awarua-o-Porirua Harbour catchment?  If so, Greater Wellington Regional Council’s community restoration fund might be able to help.  To find if your project is eligible for funding download an application form here.

 

  • PORIRUA HARBOUR TRUST has published its third "STATE OF THE HARBOUR" SCORECARD reporting on the progress towards improving harbour health and well-being.

  • SEE GOPI'S PERSPECTIVE ON THE PORIRUA HARBOUR AND CATCHMENT STRATEGY AND ACTION PLAN.

  • FROM THE PORIRUA HARBOUR TRUST: Frequently asked questions about Porirua Harbour. Very informative.

  • BOOKS FOR CHILDREN: At the beach and Under the Ocean, by Gillian Candler and Ned Barraud

Pāuatahanui 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 Pāuatahanui 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. 

Who do I contact about

pollution?

 

...and for

injured wildlife?

Phone 0800DOCHOTline 0800 362 468

READ THIS: Porirua Harbour Strategy and Action Plan

 

 

The aim of the Strategy is to attack the 'Big Three' agents responsible for the current depressed ... (more)  

 

 

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