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Protecting the values of the Inlet

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.


The next Inlet Clean-up is planned for March. The details are as follows:

Date Sunday 3 March

Venue:  Browns Bay Carpark

Time: 10:30am

Please come along, register for yourself or your group and we will assign a stretch of the shoreline for you to search. You will be given a collection bag and safety equipment.

At the end of the morning will will lay on a sausage sizzle for everyone to enjoy as a mark of thanks to all volunteers.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Our Latest News



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8/9/2023 – Two GOPI policies are now up on our website under Our Policies

9/9/2023 – A new submission is available to view: Submission on Waste Management

20/12/2023 – The December newsletter has been published. View it here: 

December Newsletter

29/12/2023 – Our latest submission has been added

Submission on Change 1 of Greater Wellington Natural Resources Plan

14/01/2024 – New page created

Rushes of the Saltmarsh

28/01/2024 – New page created

Saltmarsh Plants

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