Waikanae Estuary in Photos

Last chances to see photographic exhibition at Paraparaumu Library

By Alan Tristram

mayor opens exhibitionKapiti Mayor Ross Church opened a major exhibition of nearly 60 photos showing the many faces of the Waikanae Estuary. The range of pictures covers the varied landscapes and birdlife of the area, the restoration work being done and people enjoying the environment. This highly recommended exhibition of one of Kapiti’s most interesting areas finishes on Friday 29 August.

Mayor Church was so impressed by the work of 17 members of the Kapiti Coast Photographic Society at the Paraparaumu Library that he ended up buying one of the works ( see Gavin Klee’s photo below.)

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The society decided last year that a photographic project focusing on the Waikanae Estuary would be a good way to show people some of the many aspects of the area and its inhabitants, and also publicise the work of the Waikanae Estuary Care Group.

KCPS President Ian Linning says: Our members have a wide range of photographic interests, including landscapes, wildlife, plants and people.

President Ian Linning and committee member Alison Viskovic
President Ian Linning and committee member Alison Viskovic

The photographers present 57 prints – some have taken a pictorial approach, others a more documentary focus.

And he says the formal opening of the Exhibition was a great success, with more than 45 people there to see Mayor Church do the honours.

Everyone was impressed with the range and the quality of the work, he says.

The Mayor was very excited about the professionalism and range of the images, buying one of Gavin Klee’s images.

The Exhibition is open to the public until Friday 29 August.

The remaining opening hours are:

  • Thursday & Friday 9am-7.30pm