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.
COCKLE COUNT POSTPONED
Due to the appalling weather event that took place on Monday-Tuesday 16 November the conditions in the Inlet are not great. A considerable amount of sediment was washed into the rivers by the storm, much of it ending up in the waters of the harbour. This will take time to settle out of suspension but we believe it will affect the cockles and also make the survey physically more difficult to conduct.
The original date for the count is too close to this event for the Inlet to recover. Therefore, while still more time is needed, it has been decided to move the day of the count to our fallback date of 11 December at 2:00pm.
Further information on the cockle count can be found on our page 'Cockle Survey'.
- 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
- 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.