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Makara Stream

The Makara Stream is located on the outskirts of Wellington City and flows in a northwesterly direction before discharging into the sea at Ohariu Bay. 

The Makara Stream is recognised as an important trout fishery and spawning area. The stream also supports the only remaining salt marsh estuary on the Wellington Peninsula and is an important refuge for shorebirds and a number of native plant communities. 

Greater Wellington Regional Council carry out environmental monitoring at one site in the middle reaches of the Makara Stream. Recreational water quality is not monitored.

 The predominant landuse of this catchment is pastoral (mainly sheep and beef farming). A large windfarm is also present in the catchment.

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Monitored sites in the Makara Stream catchment

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