Porirua Harbour Trust

Caritas Oceania "Turning the Tide" Report

4 Oct 2017

Caritas Oceania released a report today which is very compelling about the need to turn the tide and enable Pacific Islands, including New Zealand to plan for the inevitable sea rise and the effects. go to http://www.caritas.org.nz/state-environment for more information.read more

Annual Report Available

7 Sep 2017

The 6th Annual General meeting of the Trust was held on the 5th September. The Annual Report and Financial Accounts are available in the Links and Report section of the website.  read more

PHT AGM 5th September 2017

7 Aug 2017

Put Tuesday 5th September, 4pm in the WINZ Community meeting room in Lydney Place, Porirua in your diary. The 6th Annual General Meeting of the Trust is being held with the Environment Team from the Transmission Gully project presenting an update of the roading project. The 6th A…read more

New Trustees Appointed

22 May 2017

Three new trustees have been appointed to the Porirua Harbour Trust. They are Rex Brady, Ray Underhill-Baker and Kylie Wihapi. Rex Brady – is retired and very concerned about silt, mud and sedimentation impacting on recreational users in the Pauatahanui Inlet. He is an advocate f…read more

Applications for Trustees close next Monday

26 Apr 2017

We need you as a trustee. Become part of a vibrant group taking positive action on the future of our harbour and catchment. The Porirua Harbour and Catchment Community Trust is an independent charitable trust with the primary aim to “promote the sustainable management of the Pori…read more

Harbour Future Still Uncertain

28 Mar 2017

The Porirua Harbour Trust has completed the fourth comprehensive “State of the Harbour” scorecard which reports on progress toward arresting the decline in harbour condition and returning it to a healthy and resilient state.   In releasing the fourth annual scorecard the Chairper…read more

New Trustees Required - Are you Ready to Assist

24 Mar 2017

The Porirua Harbour and Catchment Community Trust is an independent charitable trust with the primary aim to “promote the sustainable management of the Porirua Harbour and its catchment”.  The Trust has three vacancies and expressions of interest are invited from people willing t…read more

Freshwater values in the Porirua Catchment streams

14 Dec 2016

The Trust recently received a presentation from Dr Astrid van Meeuwen - Dijkgraaf from Wildlands Limited and it is attached for your interest. The data is compelling in identifying the species that are risk within our catchment.read more

Amazing Art Exhibition at Hartham Place, Porirua

19 Nov 2016

What an amazing art exhibition that has opened and will run until the 4th December at Hartham Place, Porirua. Our children have put together an amazing set of art reflecting their vision of Te Awarua O Porirua harbour. Get along and have a look.read more

Nan and Tuna Puppet Show

19 Nov 2016

The free Nan and Tuna puppet show about long finned eels is on today at 1pm, tomorrow at 10am and 1pm and on Sat 3rd and Sun 4th Dec at 10am. The show is part of the Tiakina nga taonga art exhibition being held by the Trust with support from the Philipp Family Foundation and PCC.…read more

Guardians of Pauatahanui Inlet - Volunteers required for cockle count.

21 Oct 2016

On Sunday 27 November the Guardians of Pauatahanui Inlet will be holding their 9th triennial survey of the cockle population of the Pāuatahanui Inlet. Volunteers are required to assist with the survey. See the attached flyer for information and contact details.  For More informat…read more

Porirua Harbour Trust AGM

30 Sep 2016

A reminder that the AGM for the Trust is being held Tuesday 4th October at 4pm in the WINZ Community Room, Lydney Place, Porirua. All welcome. Guest speaker is Reuben Mills from the Transmission Gully project. All of the reports are available on the website under reports.read more

PHT Annual General Meeting

14 Sep 2016

Put Tuesday 4th October in your diary. The 5th Annual General Meeting of the Porirua Harbour and Catchment Community Trust will be held in the Community Room, WINZ Centre, Lydney Place Porirua on Tuesday 4th October commencing at 4pm. Annual Reports will be up on the website late…read more

Funding for community groups to restore areas around Te Awarua-o-Porirua Harbour catchment

31 Aug 2016

Funding for community groups to restore areas around Te Awarua-o-Porirua Harbour catchment Are you passionate about restoring native plants to your favourite public spot in Te Awarua-o-Porirua Harbour catchment?  If so, Greater Wellington Regional Council’s community restoration …read more

Planting morning at Hukatia Stream, Titahi Bay this Saturday

23 Aug 2016

Just a quick reminder that there is a planting morning at Hukatai Stream, Titahi Bay on this Saturday 27th Aug commencing at 9am. Everyone welcome to come along and help planting around the stream and to meet with the Whaitua committee members.read more

New Trustee Appointed

15 Aug 2016

At its August meeting the Trust was pleased to confirm Peter Gilberd as a new trustee representing the southern part of the catchment. Peter has a background in the physical sciences, and a passion for the living world. For the last twelve years, Peter has been restoring the natu…read more

Secretary to the Trust vacancy

15 Aug 2016

The secretary role at the Trust is vacant. If you have basic secretarial skills and are interested in the catchment and harbour you could be ideal for the role. Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month and duties include minute taking, agenda setting and clearing of ma…read more

New Trustees Appointed

21 Mar 2016

We are pleased to advise of the appointment of two new trustees to PHT. They are Donna Sherlock of Glenside and Tendai Nyamdela from Tawa. Donna lives on a small lifestyle block in Glenside and has been active in Forest and Bird and contributed to the growth of the Kiwi Conservat…read more

Has the Tide Finally Turned on our Harbour

21 Mar 2016

The Porirua Harbour trust has completed the third comprehensive “State of the Harbour” scorecard which reports on progress toward arresting the decline in harbour condition and returning it to a healthy and resilient state.   It is clear that the joint councils in the last few ye…read more

Your feedback on our streams and harbour is needed.

22 Feb 2016

The Porirua Whaitua Committee is now at a phase in its process to establish water quality and quantity ‘rules’ for inclusion in the Wellington Regional Plan, where it is seeking the very important feedback from the community about their values relating to the streams in the catch…read more

New Trustees wanted

6 Feb 2016

The Trust has two vacancies and expressions of interest are invited from people willing to volunteer their time and skills.  We need people who represent the diversity of our community with skills and knowledge in: rural and urban issues, recreation on and around the harbour, com…read more

Annual Reports for 2014/15

23 Sep 2015

The Annual Reports for 2014/15 were presented at the AGM earlier in September. The report from the Chairperson and the Financial Report are both available on the website under Links, Annual Reportread more

WINNER OF WELLINGTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ENVIRONMENT AWARD

29 Aug 2015

The Trust was announced as the winner of the Wellington International Airport Regional Community Awards in the "Heritage and Environment Category" at a ceremony at Pataka last night. Our education programme utilising "Living Waters" the delivery through the funding of our Educati…read more

Car Washing Bylaw

28 Aug 2015

Great to see PCC getting on the front foot with the car washing on lawns bylaw. People don't realise the amount of contaminates that come of a washed car. Especially the heavy metal fragments from the car tyres and the brakes along with the detergent.   The grass berm or your own…read more

Annual General Meeting - 1st Sept 2015

19 Aug 2015

AGM MEETING   The 5th Annual General Meeting of the Porirua Harbour Trust will be held on Tuesday 1st September commencing at 4.30pm in the Community Room, WINZ in Lydney Place Porirua. Guest speakers will be Lauren McKenzie Community Manager for the Transmission Gully Project a…read more

Trust Secretary: Applications still open (volunteer position)

3 Aug 2015

TRUST SECRETARY: Applications still open (until August 14th) The Trust is looking for a person to carry out the basic secretarial duties for the Trust. Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month commencing at 4pm in the Porirua CBD and duties include minute taking, agen…read more

New Trustees Appointed

3 Jun 2015

Two new trustees Mark Neeson and Adrienne (Adi) Sutherland were welcomed to the trust at our meeting last night. Mark Neeson is the current Chief Executive of the NZ Walking Access Commission and has a background in MAF, SSC, DOC and Lands and Survey. He has a Master of Science i…read more

Grey Mullet survey. Can you Help

25 May 2015

NIWA are carrying out a national grey mullet survey. Te Awarua-o-Porirua Harbour is clearly a significant grey mullet habitat and nursery, and any input to the survey from locals is appreciated. Go to NIWA link to assist.read more

Education Programme: Progress so far

7 May 2015

The Trust's Education Coordinator, Rebecca Logan, has recently presented a report with updates on the progress of the education programme so far. A large number of the schools in the catchment are using the Living Waters documentaries, and the accompanying education resource, to …read more

Have your say - Rivers and Coast Users Survey

4 May 2015

Have your say in the Greater Wellington Regional Council "Rivers and Coast Users survey. Go the the attached link to have your say.   River and Coast Users Surveyread more

Samoan Documentary Launched

28 Apr 2015

A new Samoan language documentary highlighting the issues facing Porirua Harbour and its catchment has been produced by the Porirua Harbour Trust and was officially launched by Mayor Nick Leggett last night. The ‘Home to Harbour: Maota i le Talafatai’ documentary is the Samoan ex…read more

Transmission Gully Newsletter Available

26 Apr 2015

The latest Transmission Gully newsletter is available in the Transmission Gully sectionread more

Guardians of Pauatahaui Inlet newsletter available

26 Apr 2015

The latest GOPI newsletter is available for reading. Go to the attached newsletterread more

Trustees Sought

8 Apr 2015

The Trust has two vacancies for Trustees and expressions of interest are invited from people willing to volunteer their time and skills.  We need people who represent the diversity of our community with skills and knowledge in: rural and urban issues, recreation on and around the…read more

Rig Shark Monitoring Story from RNZ

25 Mar 2015

Click on this link to a see and hear a report on tracking of rig sharks in the Porirua Harbour. An interesting read.read more

Tyre Clean Up postponed today

22 Mar 2015

Today's clean up of the tyres in the Porirua Harbour has been postponed due to the weather and the main group not being available to assist. Thanks for your support and we will try again at the next appropriate low tide that suits.  read more

Tyre Removal from Porirua Stream Mouth - This Sunday

20 Mar 2015

Do you have a spare hour .... come down to Wineera Drive by Pirate Cove and help the Trust remove the tyres from the Porirua Harbour delta. This Sunday 22nd March from 5.30pm to 6.30pm there is a super low tide. Ideal conditions for removing tyres.You will need gumboots or shoes …read more

Bothamley Park: Stream Extreme Event on March 28th

10 Mar 2015

Head along to Bothamley Park on Saturday March 28th, from 10am-1pm (entrance near Windley St, off Champion St), to learn about an important part of the Porirua Harbour catchment (Porirua Stream). This event has been organised by Zoe Studd (Healthy Harbours Porirua), and there wil…read more

New Secretary to the Trust appointed

18 Dec 2014

The Porirua Harbour trust is pleased to announce the appointment of Jane Davie to the role of secretary for the Trust. Jane comes to the Trust with a depth of secretarial skills and experience and has been actively involved in volunteer work in the local community. Jane will take…read more

Less Rubbish in the Onepoto Arm

7 Dec 2014

The clean up of the Porirua Stream delta at low tide on Saturday shows that residents in Porirua are getting the message about rubbish. The number of tyres, road cones and other large rubbish items is reducing. A survey of the Porirua stream delta from the railway line across to …read more

Clean Up of Onepoto Arm of Porirua Harbour - Saturday 6th December

4 Dec 2014

Yes the clean up of the Porirua Stream delta in the Onepoto Arm is going ahead Saturday 6th December commencing at 4pm. This clean up is being organised by Keep Porirua Beautiful and is supported by the Porirua Harbour Trust and Pac n Save. Meet just north of Pirates Cove on Wine…read more

Porirua Stream Mouth Clean up

4 Nov 2014

The Annual clean up of the Porirua Stream mouth will be happening on Saturday 22nd November commencing at 4.15pm from just north of Pirates Cove on Wineera Drive. This annual clean up is being run by Keep Porirua Beautiful inconjunction with the Porirua Harbour Trust and is carri…read more

Porirua Harbour Education Coordinator Vacancy

16 Aug 2014

The Porirua Harbour Trust is looking to appoint a contractor to coordinate our education programme for schools. The contractor will have experience in providing quality education services to schools and be an excellent communicator and networker. They should be a proven self star…read more

Annual General Meeting to be held 2nd September

11 Aug 2014

The public is invited to attend the 4th Annual General Meeting of the Trust to hear about progress with the harbour and catchment. The meeting is being held from 5pm - 6pm at the Community Room in WINZ, 4 Lydney Place Porirua. Business for the meeting will include receiving the A…read more

Great Clean Up

5 Aug 2014

Kris cleaning up Good turnout for Fridays clean up of Porirua Harbour. Plenty of big and small rubbish with lots of plastic, a car front grill and bumper and a big duvet amongst the rubbish. Well done to Kris and James for organising the event.read more

Harbour Clean Up 1st August

24 Jul 2014

On Friday 1st of August, 3:30-4:30pm, our local MP Kris Faafoi and a group of volunteers will be mucking-in to help with the clean-up of our local Harbour at its southern end. Details: Friday 1st of August 3:30pm Meet at Prestons Carpark, 16 Parumoana St, Porirua PCC to provide H…read more

Important Porirua Harbour habitats at risk

2 Mar 2014

Greater Wellington Regional Council have released the latest five-yearly survey of Porirua Harbour intertidal habitats which shows that the area of estuary covered in freshly deposited mud has increased substantially, particularly near the Kakaho and Horokiri streams. The full re…read more

Last Clean Up for 2013

4 Dec 2013

The PHT along with Keep Porirua Beautiful is holding the last clean up for this year on Friday 6th Dec starting at 5.30pm just north of the Pirates Cove on Wineera Drive. The clean up will be within the tidal zone of Porirua Stream and will take about an hour. Come along and part…read more

Love Your Coast month - Cannons Creek School cleans up

12 Nov 2013

Senior pupils of Cannons Creek school where very keen to help the clean up of Onepoto Arm of Porirua Harbour as part of Love Your Coast month. Here they are picking up rubbish at the Porirua Stream mouth behind Pak in Sav. The Porirua Harbour Trust and Keep Porirua Beautiful are …read more

Onepoto Arm - Harbour Clean Up 22 Nov and 6 Dec.

6 Nov 2013

The Porirua Harbour Trust will be running two harbour clean ups in the Onepoto Arm as part of "Love Your Coast" month which runs through to 13 December. Join us to improve the state of your harbour. Clean Up days are - 5.30pm Friday 22 November and 5.30pm Friday 6th December whic…read more

Wellington Airport - Regional Community Awards 2013

10 Oct 2013

The Porirua Harbour Trust were runner-up in the recent Wellington Airport Awards for Porirua City in the Heritage and Environment Category. The Chairperson, Grant Baker is seen receiving the award from the Mayor of Porirua City, Nick Leggett, deputy Mayor Liz Kelly and a represen…read more

Onepoto Arm Clean Up during Love Your Coast Wellington

10 Oct 2013

The Porirua Harbour Trust will be carrying out two clean up's as part of the Love Your Coast Wellington promotion in late November and December. Put aside either Friday 22nd November or Friday 6th December at 5.45pm if you want to assist. The clean ups will focus on the intertida…read more

Harbour Clean Up

20 Aug 2013

In association with "Love your Coast Wellington 2013" the Porirua Harbour Trust have commenced planning for two clean up days on the Porirua Harbour. The clean up days are Friday 22 November at 5.45pm and Fri 6 December at 5.45pm. More information on where to meet and the areas t…read more

PHT Runner Up in Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards

20 Aug 2013

The Porirua Harbour Trust was the runner up in the Heritage and Environment Category of the Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards announced earlier this week. The awards were sponsored by Wellington Airport, Wellington Community Trust and Porirua City Council. They recogni…read more

200 Street Drains labelled

24 Feb 2013

Some 200 street drains in Tawa and Churton Park will, from this weekend, carry messages to remind people that only rain is supposed to go into the stormwater system. Anything else will quickly cause pollution in streams and the sea. Councillor Ngaire Best, Wellington City Council…read more

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