The Wetlands

The Pohangina Wetlands Development

Aerial photography by Lawrie Cairns & Associates
Palmerston North, New Zealand
July 2015

The Pohangina Wetlands are being developed (since 2001) by a charitable trust on five adjoining blocks of land totalling 7.4 hectares (18.5 acres):
• the 'home block' of 1.0 hectare (2.5 acres);
• the 'kahikatea block' of 2.6 hectares; and
• the 'damsite block' of 2.3 hectares.
• the 'culling block' of 1.3 hectares. This is an extension made to the wetlands in 2010.
• the 'raupo block' of 0.2 hectares. This is an extension made to the wetlands in 2012.
Close-up aerial images are found via the links above.
'Mouse-over' each aerial photo for links to specific areas within the block.

Some Statistics:
• Open to public 22 December 2005
• 7.4 hectares (18.5 acres)
• 25 ponds on 16 levels
• Pond sizes: 12m2 to 0.54ha (1.3 acres)
• Pond depths: 0.3m to 3.5m
• 5 islands

The Gordon & Anne Pilone Charitable Trust was founded in 2000 and the development of the wetlands began in 2001.
The trust is currently managed by 5 trustees:
Godon Pilone - foundation trustee
Anne Pilone - foundation trustee
• Chris Pullar - foundation trustee
Ian Mackrell - foundation trustee
Liz Grant - since 2008

Compare the development of 'Pohangina Wetlands' in aerial images 2015, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2006, 2003, 2000, and 1968.

See photos of 'Early Days' of 'Pohangina Wetlands'.

Will climate change affect the wetlands like this "dead wetland" in Namibia?

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