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 December 2017 issue of our newsletter, The Inlet.


This issue includes a feature article on the fernbird translocation and also has the results of the cockle survey.



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.



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



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

  • The 2016 STATE OF THE HARBOUR PORIRUA HARBOUR TRUST SCORECARD, is now available on the PHT website. 

  • 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, have both been available for sometime. Now, we can announce the arrival of a new book by this team. 'UP THE RIVER' is an exploration of New Zealand's rivers, lakes and wetlands. Learn more about this book by going to this Potton and Burton website.


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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