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June 2021

The Environment Court has delivered a withering criticism of the Gateway Partnership, builders of Transmission Gully, for damage done to the harbour.  While the penalties seem modest in the scheme of things, the Judge’s commentary confirms what locals who love and use the Inlet know – sediment has built up as a consequence of the TG build……    Environment Court slaps TG road builder with $70k fine

March 2021

The Porirua Harbour Trust is now the Porirua Harbour and Catchments Community Trust.  The rationale for the new trust, the trust deed and the current trustees can be found under the About us section of the website.
KPMG Review of Strategy In February 2020 the Porirua City Council received a report from the consultancy firm KPMG entitled Te Awarua-o-Porirua Harbour and Catchment Strategy Review.  The following month the Council also received a report from Ngāti Toa entitled:  Te Awarua-o-Porirua Harbour and Catchment Strategy and Action Plan.  These reports can be found here and here. Subsequent to receipt of the reports the CE of PCC, Wendy Walker, was made responsible for discussing with all the governance bodies (PCC, GWRC, WCC and Ngāti Toa)  a way forward from both reports. Little progress has subsequently been reported although the Harbour Trust has been assured that work is continuing and that a first step may be a new Interim Harbour and Catchment Strategy to be authored by the Porirua City Council.   The Trust awaits further news with keen interest…
  Independent Herald Article   See our statement about lack of progress on improving the health of the harbour and its catchments.     2020 08 26 Independent Herald Press release copy
Plimmerton Farm Submission   The Trust made a submission to the Plimmerton Farm planning hearing.  A subsequent hearing brought about few changes to the developer’s proposal.  The proposal was fast tracked through the planning process and the development has now been approved by the Hon David Parker to proceed. Our submission is attached. 2020 06 30 PHT submission on PCC Proposed Plan Change 18- Plimmerton Farm

Annual General meeting.

The 9th AGM of the Trust was held in September 2020. The Presidents report and financials are included in the Links/Reports page on this site.

Annual Reports for 2018/19

4 Oct 2019

The Chairman’s annual report and the audited accounts are now up on the website. They are in the Links and Report section of the website.read more

New Trustees

17 Sep 2019

Three new trustees were warmly welcomed to the Porirua Harbour Trust at its  AGM. The three new trustees are Michael Player (Papakowhai), Helen Sligo (Johnsonville) and Phil Teal (Waikanae). This brings the current number of Trustees up to 11 with two Associate Trustees. read more

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The Porirua Harbour catchment includes all of that area of Wellington and Porirua City where water flows via streams, lagoons and lakes into the Porirua Harbour. This includes the Johnsonville, Churton Park and Tawa catchments that flow down Porirua Stream and its many tributaries; the Whitby, Judgeford, Pauatahanui and Paekaeriki Hill catchments that flow into the Pauatahanui Inlet; the streams in Kenepuru, Elsdon, Porirua East, Takapuwahia and Titahi Bay that flow into the Onepoto Arm; Pukerua Bay and Plimmerton that flow into the Harbour Entrance and Aotea, Papakowhai that flow through the lagoons into the harbour.

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