My photos are of the Wakapuaka Wildlife Reserve, a community conservation project and the connected estuary called Nelson Haven. The reserve has been established to recreate a unique wetland area on the outskirts on Nelson City. This beautiful Wetland area is separated from the Tasman Bay and the mountains of Kahurangi National Park by a 13km boulder bank stretching from Mackay Bluff to the Cut of Nelson Harbour. The people of Nelson are beginning to realise the importance of wetlands as an integral part of their natural environment. They hope by recreating wetlands it will help protect the haven, wider environment and the wildlife that inhabits these spaces.