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.
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
Recently we managed to have the following press release included in the Independent Herald. 2020 08 26 Independent Herald Press release copy
Plimmerton Farm Submission
The Trust has made a submission to the Plimmerton Farm planning hearing and awaits with interest for the outcome of the hearing which starts on 12th October 2020. Our submission is attached. 2020 06 30 PHT submission on PCC Proposed Plan Change 18- Plimmerton Farm
Are you working on an environmental project that could do with a boost?
Every year Greater Wellington supports groups who are working to restore and protect native ecosystems on public land around Te Awarua-o-Porirua Harbour and the surrounding catchment area through the Community Environment Fund.
Community projects from Churton Park up to Pukerua Bay and inland of Pauatahanui are eligible – see if your project falls into the area outlined in the map below. You can apply for up to $10,000 each year for up to 3 years to help restore native plants, improve the local ecology, and control pest plants and animals.
Applications are open from Monday 17 August to 5pm Wednesday 30 September, and successful applicants will be announced before Monday 9 November.
To submit your application or find out more and apply for the fund, head to: http://www.gw.govt.nz/communityfunding/
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
17 Sep 2019
Three new trustees were warmly welcomed to the Porirua Harbour Trust at its recent 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
21 Aug 2019
Need funding for your environmental project around Te Awarua Porirua Harbour and surrounding catchment areas?
Greater Wellington Regional Council is looking for passionate community groups to apply for the Community Environmental Fund (2019/20).
Groups can apply for up to three y…read more
26 Jul 2019
The Porirua Harbour Trust is looking for new trustees, especially from the rural sector, Tawa to Johnsonville, Porirua and northern part of the catchment, to ensure that the health of our harbour is protected and improved while providing economic and cultural opportunities, now a…read more
13 May 2019
PHT made a submission to the PCC Growth Strategy through until 2048.
The submission is available here.read more
6 Dec 2018
The latest report on the Education Programme run by the Trust and supported by the Philipp Family Foundation is now available.
Education Report 2018read more
12 Oct 2018
The Whitby News ran the following article on our new Chairperson Mark Neeson this month. see linkread more
14 Sep 2018
At the seventh Annual General Meeting Mark Neeson was appointed as the new chairperson for the Trust. Mark has been on the Trust for the last three years and takes over from Grant Baker who continues to be a trustee.read more
5 Sep 2018
The 7th Annual General Meeting of the Trust was held earlier this month. The reports for the year are included in the Reports section of the website.read more
15 Aug 2018
The August edition of the Education Gazette (distributed to schools across the country) has a focus on the environment. It includes an article about the ‘Nature is our Classroom’ teacher professional learning workshops that Rebecca (Porirua Harbour Trust education coordinator) an…read more
8 Aug 2018
Te Awarua-o-Porirua Harbour Trust Annual General Meeting
Put this date in your diary – 4pm Tuesday 4th September in the Community Room,
WINZ, 4 Lydney Place Porirua.
Join us to get an update on the work of the Trust
www.poriruaharbourtrust.org.nz read more
6 Aug 2018
Porirua City Council are running a coastal hazard seminar series to provide information about the coastal hazards and provide opportunity for the community to discuss the work in more detail with coastal hazards experts as well as Council staff. They are keen to talk directly wit…read more
4 Apr 2018
The Porirua Harbour Trust has completed the fifth comprehensive “State of the Harbour” scorecard which reports on progress toward improving harbour condition and returning it to a healthier and more resilient state.
In releasing the fifth annual scorecard the Chairperson of the P…read more
2 Mar 2018
Get out and have a great experience in Sea Week
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
19 Aug 2015
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
26 Apr 2015
The latest Transmission Gully newsletter is available in the Transmission Gully sectionread more
26 Apr 2015
The latest GOPI newsletter is available for reading.
Go to the attached newsletterread more
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Friday 1st of August 3:30pm
Meet at Prestons Carpark, 16 Parumoana St, Porirua
PCC to provide H…read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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