ITEMS OF CURRENT INTEREST: See our coverage of the HELICOPTER that crashed into the Inlet on 2 May.


Living Waters documentaries, participation in community education, Inlet pathway progress and much, much more, HERE



Read the April 2017 issue of our newsletter, The Inlet.


This issue includes a feature article on Transmission Gully and the environmental protection measures being taken to protect the Inlet from the risk of excessive sedimentation.



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


Check out some of our submissions.



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. 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



Read how to make a bequest to GOPI.



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What's Happening to our Harbour?

A public water forum will be held at St Andrews, Steyne Ave, Plimmerton on Wednesday 16 August at 7:30pm. 
This is a subject of great interest to all of us and it will be a good opportunity to hear from, and put questions to, the speakers: Mayor: Mike Tana, Greens MP: Catherine Delahunty, and ecological engineer: Stu Farrant.
Further details can be seen on our page: Items of current Interest


  • Our report on the 2017 AGM is available to view here.
  • Results for the photographic competition can be viewed here.

  • The 2017 STATE OF THE HARBOUR PORIRUA HARBOUR TRUST SCORECARD, reporting on the progress towards improving harbour health and well-being, is due out in a few weeks, so keep looking out for the new link and find out what progress has been made since last year.

  • FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: From the PORIRUA HARBOUR TRUST is a set of 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



...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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