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.
PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION 2017 - UPDATE
We are approaching that time when you will be considering which of your photographs you will enter into this year's competition and preparing to submit your Entry Form for 2017. We now have a clear picture (pun intended) of the categories open to entrants and the important dates towards which we are working. So please visit our Photographic Competition page to learn more.
APOLOGIES: We offer our apologies to all those young photographers who had booked into the Junior Photographic Workshop, planned for Sunday 12 March. This had to be cancelled due to bad weather and flooding. The excursion around the Wildlife Reserve would not have been pleasurable.
- 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.
- 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.