The Living Waters documentary project is designed to encourage the community to be informed, to be aware and to take action. 

You are the eyes and the ears of the Harbour: act to protect it, volunteer to look after it and work to restore it. 

Useful Support Links
Below is a list of links to other websites that we have either found useful in the making of Living Waters or are a good general source of background information on the Porirua Harbour and its catchment. 

Local Iwi

Ngati Toa


Local & Regional Government

Porirua City Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council

Wellington City Council


Wildlife Groups & Organisations

Guardians Of Pauatahanui Inlet

Pauatahanui Inlet Community Trust

New Zealand Freshwater Sciences Society

Wriggle Coastal Management

Whitireia Park Restoration Group

Trees for Survival

Conservation Volunteers New Zealand

National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research

Department Of Conservation

Forest & Bird

World Wildlife Fund- Aotearoa



New Zealand Transport Agency

Cycle Aware Wellington/ Cycling Advocates Network


The Built Environment

Sustainability Trust

Sustainable Habitat Challenge

Ecomatters Environment Trust

Earth Building Association of New Zealand

Building Biology & Ecology Institute

Graeme North Architects

LiteHouse Sustainable Building



Paremata Boating Club

Kapiti Boating Club

Waka Ama Aotearoa

Kapiti Photographic Society




Keep Porirua Beautiful

Keep NZ Beautiful

Trash Palace

Love Your Coast

Sustainable Coastlines


Community Projects & Events

Creekfest Porirua

Te Maara at Cornwall Community Garden- Porirua




Inspiring Stories


Information & Resources

Te Ara - Encyclopedia of New Zealand

New Zealand History Online

New Zealand Film Archive

NZ On Screen

Greening The Screen

Permaculture New Zealand


Porirua Hospital Museum

Sustainable Business Network


Good NZ book on life in estuaries - put out by Canterbury University Press


NIWA info pages on estuaries (lots are from Mal Green) and report or


Seagrass - good video.


PCC sites


Kiwi Conservation Club

Landcare Research

QEII National Trust

Sustainable Living Education Trust