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Harbour Entrance

The harbour entrance is fed via the Taupo Stream catchment which originates in Pukerua Bay.   Water is taken from Pukerua Bay, Plimmerton and local farm land via Taupo swamp to the sea at the south end of Plimmerton. Click anywhere on the map below to open the Greater Wellington …read more

Pauatahanui Inlet

The Pauatahanui inlet has four main streams including: Kakaho Stream through the farm land to the north and crossing Grays Road; Horokiri Stream which runs beside Paekakariki Hill Road, through Battle Hill into the wetlands at the top of the inlet; Pauatahanui Stream which is fed…read more

Onepoto Arm

The Onepoto Arm numerous streams and lagoons feeding into the Harbour include small streams from Titahi Bay, the lagoons fed from Aotea and Papakowhai (Aotea, Okiwi and Papakowhai lagoons) and the main streams converging into the harbour. The main streams include: Kenepuru Stream…read more

About Us

Message from the Chairperson – Mark Neeson A very warm welcome to the website for the Porirua Harbour and Catchment Community Trust (PHACCT) also know as the Porirua Harbour Trust. The Porirua Harbour, (Te Awarua-o-Porirua) comprising the Onepoto Arm and the Pauatahanui Inlet, i…read more

Contact Us

Contact us with your thoughts via email or post and register as either a volunteer for our next activities or as a supporter. email address is phacctsec@gmail.com post to Porirua Harbour Trust, PO Box 50078, Porirua 5240.  read more


The Porirua Harbour (Te Awarua-o-Porirua) 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 …read more


Activities We need your assistance to restore the catchments and the harbour. See our plans and how you might assist. Register to volunteer or support our work. PHT Strategic Plan 2015 -17  see the work that is planned by the Trust for the next three years.  read more


Access information for teachers (by selecting an option from the drop-down menu), including resources and information about professional learning and funding support. See how your school can participate in improving the catchment and harbour. This section also includes general in…read more

Links and Reports

Useful Links Useful links to other websites and reports which provide further information on the catchment, the harbour and planned projects to improve the harbour environment.  read more

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