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Protecting the values of the Inlet


This would seem to be a repeat but it’s not. We need another Secretary. 

We have regretfully accepted Jessica Taylor’s resignation forthwith and the position of Secretary is once again vacant.

Would YOU like to join our committee and step into this important role. 

If interested please Email Lindsay Gow


Pāuatahanui Inlet

The only remaining large estuarine wetland in the lower half of the North Island of New Zealand.

It is classified as a ‘Site of Special Wildlife Interest‘ and an area of ‘Significant Conservation Value’.

But it is at risk, mainly from human activities in both the Inlet itself and throughout the whole catchment.


Guardians of Pāuatahanui Inlet

We are a registered charity. Everything we do advocates for the recognition and protection of the ecological, recreational and cultural values of the Inlet.


If you like what you see here PLEASE JOIN US 

More members means more influence in promoting the community’s view on protection of the Inlet.

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Planting Event

Saturday 22 June
2- 4 pm
Ivey Bay

Parking is available at the Ivey Bay public parking area. The meeting point will be on the lawns adjacent to the Paremata kindy at 2 pm. Make sure you use the underpass to get across SH58 safely. After the welcome and introduction we will head to the planting sites on the Inlet edges.
Bring warm clothes, shoes that don’t mind getting wet (or gumboots if you have them), drinking water, sunblock and hat, and a garden spade (although spades will also be provided).
We will be infill planting jointed rush along the inlet edge in Ivey Bay.
Feel free to forward this invitation to friends and family.
If you are keen to help out – please confirm with a reply email, including numbers in your group (so that we can ensure that we have enough plants) and contact details – in case the event has to be postponed due to unfavourable weather.
We would like to acknowledge DoC’s community grant that has made this possible, as well as PCC for the invaluable logistic support.

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