Welcome to the website of the
GUARDIANS of PĀUATAHANUI INLET
If you like what you see here pleasejoin us. More members means more influence in promoting the community's view on protection of the Inlet.
SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS OF THESE UP-AND-COMING EVENTS
- PĀUATAHANUI 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 3:30pm 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.
- STATE OF THE HARBOUR PORIRUA HARBOUR TRUST SCORECARD reporting on the progress towards improving harbour health and well-being.
- PORIRUA HARBOUR AND CATCHMENT STRATEGY AND ACTION PLAN
- Read the latest report, just released, from Porirua City Council on the plan.
- See GOPI'S perspective on the PORIRUA HARBOUR AND CATCHMENT STRATEGY AND ACTION PLAN.
- 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
ABOUT THE GUARDIANS
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.