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

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








August newsletter, The Inlet, has a very topical article on whitebait, those elusive little delicacies being chased at the moment, along with an update on the state of the Inlet cockles. And much more...

What is an estuary? Read NIWA's excellent description.



Check out some of our submissions.


If you would like to make a bequest to GOPI, we have information to help you.

If you're planning a family visit to the Inlet, our educational worksheets will keep younger family members 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!

STORMWATER MEANDERINGS. We draw your attention to this interesting and worthwhile free newsletter. You can join the mailing list.




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Like what you see here? Please join us. More members means more influence in putting the community's view on protecting the Inlet.

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. 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.


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And for

injured wildlife?

Phone 0800DOCHOTline 0800 362468

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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