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Harbour Entrance

The harbour entrance is feed via the Taupo Stream catchment which originates in Pukerua Bay and takes water from Pukerua Bay and the Plimmerton and local farm land via Taupo swamp to the sea at the sourth end of Plimmerton. Click on the map to go to the Greater Wellington Regiona…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 feed…read more

Onepoto Arm

The Onepoto Arm has a multitude of streams and lagoons feeding into the Harbour, with small streams from Titahi Bay, the lagoons feed from Aotea and Papakowhai (Aotea, Okiwi and Papakowhai lagoons) and the main streams converging into the harbour. The streams include Kenepuru Str…read more

About Us

Message from the Chairperson – Grant Baker 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, comprising the Onepoto Arm and the Pauatahanui Inlet, is the centrepiece of P…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


Porirua Harbour Catchment 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 Stre…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. PHACCT Action Plan – see the work that is planned by the Trust for this year.  read more

Education Resources

Access our teacher resource for students which utilizes the Living Waters DVD’s. See how your school can participate in improving the catchment and harbour.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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