Working together for healthy streams and strong communities

Project Twin Streams (PTS) is large scale environmental restoration project that works collaboratively to engage West Auckland communities around restoring the streams in their local neighbourhoods.

  • 800,000+ native trees and shrubs planted
  • 60,000+ volunteer hours streamside
  • 4212.8m2 weeds removed
  • 9.3km walk/cycleways
  • 98 art projects
  • 1 rongoā garden
  • 1 pā harakeke
  • 4 community gardens
  • 1 documentary

What's Happening

Find out what's been happening with PTS 💌 - https://mailchi.mp/74f158f5d924/… ... See MoreSee Less

Hard to get a cricket to stay still for a photo! The Black Field Cricket (teleogryllus commodus or Pihareinga in Maori) hides during the day in vegetation or cracks in the soil and comes out at night to feed and sing (males sing by rubbing their wings together). They are a serious pasture pest over much of the north island!
📷 Oratia Stream in Sunnyvale
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Thanks for all your help Glen Eden Primary tamariki! 👏#learningbydoing with #projecttwinstreamsRoom One did great mahi at the park, planting seedlings, weeding and mulching and learning about our local plants, birds and stream. Thanks Ecomatters! ... See MoreSee Less

UPCOMING WORKSHOP: MAKE A WETA HOUSE FOR YOUR GARDEN!

Saturday 13 July | 9am-3pm
Woodturners Club, 2 Range View Rd, Sunnyvale

* Everyone welcome but numbers are limited - REGISTRATION IS ESSENTIAL!
* Email tina@mphs.org.nz to book
* You will be allocated a session time, if you cannot make this time you can change it with Tina
* If you need to cancel please email Tina in advance so she can fill your space with someone else off the waiting list
* H&S requirements = anyone 16 years old and under needs to be accompanied by an adult as they will be working with machinery. Woodturner’s Club Members will also be on hand to supervise.

#projecttwinstreams #learningbydoing #nznativeinsects #aklbiodiversity
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Hopefully so popular there’ll be another this year 😀

UPCOMING WORKSHOP: MAKE A WETA HOUSE FOR YOUR GARDEN!

* Everyone welcome but numbers are limited - REGISTRATION IS ESSENTIAL!
* Email tina@mphs.org.nz to book
* You will be allocated a session time, if you cannot make this time you can change it with Tina
* If you need to cancel please email Tina in advance so she can fill your space with someone else off the waiting list
* H&S requirements = anyone 16 years old and under needs to be accompanied by an adult as they will be working with machinery. Woodturner’s Club Members will also be on hand to supervise.

#projecttwinstreams #learningbydoing #nznativeinsects #aklbiodiversity
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I would love to attend but out of auckland that day

Do you have any wood offcuts you could donate to our workshop? Or know anyone who might have some? In July we’re hosting a one-off public event at the Woodturners Club in Sunnyvale teaching people how to make a #weta home for their own garden. For this we’d love some wood donations. Dimensions needed:
Length - minimum 425mm (can be longer)
Width - minimum 145mm (can be wider)
Thickness - minimum 25mm (can be thicker)
Raw wood (not tanalised) preferred - but we appreciate ANY wood at this stage even if tanalised! Please contact Tina: tina@mphs.org.nz or 022 105 4038 if you can help out. Thank you!!
#projecttwinstreams #aklbiodiversity #nznativeinsects #learningbydoing #woodturnersofinstagram
@ Sunnyvale, Auckland
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Yes! So keen for the weta home 😊

#bikesafety - if you’ve booked in for our cycle tour tomorrow at 3pm you are welcome to come half an hour earlier for a FREE bike safety check! And don’t forget we have bikes you can ride if you don’t have your own... #projecttwinstreams #aklbikelife #aucklandtransport #bikesafety ... See MoreSee Less

New find! A Crans bully found in Glen Eden yesterday when our PTS team from #ecomatters were water testing. Did you know in spring the male Crans bully can turn black with an orange fin to attract females? #natureisamazing #projecttwinstreams #aklbiodiversity #nznativefish ... See MoreSee Less

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