We look back at some of the ideas discussed in earlier months while also looking at the future.

Clip 1

What can residents do to protect the habour?

Clip 2

What is the Porirua Habour & Catchment, Strategy and Action plan?

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What can members of the public do to help?

Clip 4

How do vehicles pollute the habour?

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January

Recreation

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February

Fishing

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March

Shags

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April

Pollution

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May

Tides

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June

Urban Catchment

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July

Pauatahanui Reserve

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August

Sediment

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September

Creatures Great & Small

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October

The Rural Catchment

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November

Industrial Catchment

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December

The Future

Episode information

What actions are being taken by local government to protect and restore the harbour?

The Porirua City Council in conjunction with Wellington City Council, the Greater Wellington Regional Council and local iwi, Ngati Toa Rangitira have developed the “Porirua Harbour and Catchment Strategy and Action Plan” which sets out the challenges and a plan to address them. See the plan at www.pcc.govt.nz.

What other urban development is planned for the catchment?

The Wellington City Council has a plan for further development described in its document “Northern area – a Framework for growth management” at www.wellington.govt.nz.

 
What is “low impact urban design”?

Landcare Research defines low impact design and development as follows: “LIUDD comprises design and development practises that utilise natural systems and low impact technologies. Key elements include working with nature, avoiding or minimising impervious surfaces, minimising earthworks in construction, utilising vegetation to assist in trapping sediment and pollutants.”  Find more at www.ourfuture.net.nz.

Where will the Transmission Gully highway go and what will it look like?

There is a full description of the project at www.nzta.govt.nz/projects and a great animated “fly through” of the planned road at
www.nzta.govt.nz/projects/transmission-gully.

Can we eat cockles from the harbour?

Greater Wellington Regional Council has a paper called “contaminants in shellfish flesh” at
www.gw.govt.nz.