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

We Want to Hear What You Think! 💭 - https://mailchi.mp/553e4c152ab7/ptssurvey ... See MoreSee Less

We want to hear what you think! Have your say in the future of #projecttwinstreams.

Answer the online survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/… or

Come to our Drop in Session:
Tues 13 August, 11am-2pm | West City Mall or

Community Hui:
Wed 14 August 6.30-8.30pm | Piha Room at Westwave Aquatic Centre or
Fri 23 August 12.30-2pm | Ceramco Park Function Centre

No RSVP required
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Spotted by Oratia Stream - a plague #skink (sometimes called a rainbow skink 🌈🦎) which is a small #lizard introduced to Aotearoa from Australia. They‘re smaller than our native skinks but look very similar. They can reach high population densities quickly & compete with our native lizard species for food, habitat and space…

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Heaps of them around my house in Sunnyvale.

What do the native ones look like:)

So what does one do with them then?

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

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