People enjoy the Porirua Harbour for all kinds of reasons. In this episode a range of people share with us their love of the harbour. But will they be able to enjoy these activities into the future?

1

What is the spiritual significance of waka-ama?

2

What are the rules for using motorboats on the harbour?

3

Why does sewage end up in the harbour after rain?

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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 is the Local Whakatauki from Te Rauparaha?

 

Ka oho te wairua

Ka matara te tinana,

He aroha ki te aroha,

Whakaa te Ranga.

 


English translation:  When your body is alert, your spirit is awakened and love is unconditional, then enlightenment happens.

What are the local Waka Ama groups and how do I get involved?

The best way to get involved is to contact the local Waka Ama club. Here is the link for the Porirua Waka Ama club http://www.wakaama.co.nz/clubs/lookup/2. For other clubs and more information on Waka Ama in New Zealand visit http://www.wakaama.co.nz/clubs/.

What should I do if I see rubbish or paint coming out of the waterways?

If you see rubbish in the waterways and/or on the beach like glass, cans or plastics, remove it or call the Greater Wellington Regional Council Pollution Hotline on 0800 496 734. 

How can I find out about the water quality of the inlet for recreational swimming?

The Greater Wellington Regional Council does monitoring of swimming areas and their results can be found here http://graphs.gw.govt.nz/recreational-water-quality/#_msoanchor_3