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

Dr Catherine Knight (left) & Tina (PTS community coordinator for #Oratia & #Opanuku streams). Catherine is writing a book about the connection between nature and wellbeing in Aotearoa (due to be published by Canterbury University Press next year) that has a piece in it about Tina and her work with #projecttwinstreams. The book has a range of stories about ordinary New Zealanders who have benefited from their interactions with nature, from children through to older people, farmers through to urban-dwellers. The focus is on 'neighbourhood nature' - the nature in our towns and cities, or in our backyards and farms, recognising that this is the nature that most of us have contact with in our daily lives. We’re proud of the work our PTS team does in your neighbourhood connecting you with nature and it is awesome that it is being recognised! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Just meet Tina for the first time earlier this week. So glad her story is in the book 🌱

🐞✨ Spot the Tasmanian #Ladybird (on the right) - endemic to Australia & introduced here in 1977 for the biological control of eucalypt tortoise beetle. After they only survived in Marlborough they were spread again to other parts of Aotearoa in 2006 & 2007 - and are now well established in Northland and Bay of Plenty. 📷 from Catherine Esplanade in Henderson (Oratia Stream) #projecttwinstreams #insects ... See MoreSee Less

Congrats HOIHO! In the first win for #seabirds in the competition's history, the world’s rarest penguin has been crowned #BirdoftheYear! Only 225 pairs of this yellow-eyed penguin live on mainland NZ & we’re thrilled they're getting some attention! Three-quarters of our #nativebirds are heading for extinction, so well done to everyone who voted and spoke up for nature. #projecttwinstreams #birdoftheyear #hoiho ... See MoreSee Less

Find out what's been happening - https://mailchi.mp/7c6d222466e4/pts-latest-epanui read our latest newsletter 💌 and stay up to date! #ourakl #projecttwinstreams #streamrestoration #communityengagement #creativeengagement ... See MoreSee Less

The halftime results are out... And the kākāpō is in the lead, but just barely. In fact, the hoiho currently has the most #1 votes, but the kākāpō picks up a lot of votes transfers.

Here's a bit more about how the new voting system works. https://www.birdoftheyear.org.nz/voting
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🦇🖤🦇Make sure you check out the Life, Flight, Plight exhibition this weekend to support New Zealand bat conservation
#nzbats #bats #batart #art #local #exhibition #community #conservation
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Two cool events happening at the Barrel Store at Corban Estate TOMORROW as part of the Pekapeka-tou-roa – Life, Flight & Plight exhibition. Take the whanau along these bat-inspired FREE drop-in kids workshops!
11am-1pm
Make Your Own 3D Paper Pekapeka!
Artist & illustrator Sophie Watson will guide you through making your own flying model bat in this simple workshop. Choose from life size or oversize in naturalistic or fantastic colours! Participants need to be comfortable using scissors and glue. Materials and templates provided. Suitable for children 6-14 years
11-2pm
Bat Chat!
Our resident pekapeka expert will also be onsite to answer any tricky questions and give demonstrations of the handheld bat detectors! #projecttwinstreams #battyaboutbats
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Happy 👻 🎃 Halloween on the #projecttwinstreams cycle way last Saturday. Over 350 spooky folk - young & old - turned up to enjoy the fun. Thanks to @akltransport for highlighting our wonderful cycle ways and to those of you who turned up experience it! #bikeride #biking #halloweenonbikes #scooterlife @ Henderson, New Zealand ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Louise Morley lucky we missed this yesterday

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