Healthy harbour

Te Awarua-o-Porirua Harbour is our greatest environmental taonga and we are working hard to protect it.

We want a harbour that is the centrepiece of our community culturally, recreationally and environmentally, and is:

  • a clean and natural habitat.
  • a safe and beautiful recreational environment.
  • supported by a robust ecological restoration programme.
  • treasured by the community, businesses and visitors.
  • supported by infrastructure that has minimal negative effects on the harbour and catchment.

Latest harbour news

Te Awarua-o-Porirua Harbour signs created by Porirua Children.

Tamariki create new harbour signs

Porirua’s children are the creative energy behind new illustrated signs for Te Awarua-o-Porirua Harbour.

20 Feb 2019
Harbour Annual Report cover image

Harbour report highlights fast-tracked infrastructure investment

Harbour report highlights fast-tracked infrastructure investment

26 Nov 2018
Bilingual Signs 1

Bilingual signs a hit with Pop Up business owners

Porirua is celebrating it's proud heritage with signs in English and Māori

19 Oct 2018

Performance indicators

We are working hard to make sure our harbour and its catchment are healthy and protected. As well as having a nationally significant wildlife area, our harbour has cultural, recreational and economic (transport) values. We promote the sustainable use, protection and restoration of our harbour and surrounding catchment, facilitate research, and promote education.

Our performance indicators for this priority are:

  • reduced sedimentation, as measured by an underwater survey every five years.
  • more cockles in Pāuatahanui Inlet.