The Owhiro Bay community have been concerned about the level of pollution and the state of the Owhiro Stream and its inhabitants. In early 2017 we met with the Owhiro Stream community to talk about stream health issues.

Following the meeting, we commissioned a report to bring together everything we know about the condition of the stream and what’s affecting it.

The Report identified gaps in knowledge that will help us monitor the stream future and identify potential citizen science projects. Citizen science is scientific research carried out, in whole or in part, by amateur scientists and communities.

It also confirms that water quality is impacted throughout much of the stream length by sewage and stormwater infrastructure and contaminants from landfills.

What are we doing about it?

In response to what we know about the Owhiro Stream and recommendations in the report, a number of projects have already started. Some of these projects are a collaborative effort between us, Wellington City Council, Wellington Water, consent holders and/or the community and include:

Updated May 19, 2022 at 12:43 PM

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