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

Halloween 🎃Ride 🚲! #AucklandTransport has organised a super fun family event in Henderson Park on Sat 27 October. Cycle, walk or scoot along with your friends + whānau & trick or treat our Project Twin Streams crew at the special bat station! 🦇🖤 ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Another commercially inspired affair, we do not need this in NZ. We should be celebrating Te Kooti day

Bird monitoring data at Ceramco Park, Atkinson Walkway & Kowhai Reserve show that there are about 18 different bird species, incl some of our beautiful native birds in Glen Eden. We did 5 minute Bird Counts in 5 different sites & saw Tui, Kereru, Grey warblers, Spur winged plovers, Silver eye and many more! Have you seen them around?

What to plant to attract these birds to your garden: https://doc.govt.nz/get-involved/…
Tips for other ways to get a closer look:
https://forestandbird.org.nz/resources/…

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One third of NZ’s native birds are in danger of becoming extinct! Bird of the Year helps raise awareness for our native birds, their habitats and the threats they face. Vote for your fave by 5pm this Sunday at www.birdoftheyear.org.nz
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Thomas Spires

Not an alien but the fruiting body of a stinkhorn fungus! They produce a smelly mucus mass full of spores at the base of their arms. Flies feed on the stinking mucus and in so doing help to spread the spores around #itmightbeprettybut... #aklbiodiversity #fungus #nznativefungi #projecttwinstreams

📷 taken at Serwayne walk in Sunnyvale (Waikumete Stream)
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Not all pigeons are equal! Kererū are our only native bird that wears the iconic New Zealand 70’s white singlet which makes them easy to spot perched in treetops or on power lines. #GKC2018
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Kererū are known as the gardeners-of-the-skies. They play a crucial role in dispersing seeds of large native trees like tawa, taraire and matai. They are the only bird left in New Zealand that can distribute these large seeds and help keep native forests growing. Why not get involved with the Great Kererū Count 2018? Whether you see any kererū or not, sharing your observations helps build a clearer picture of where kererū live, how many kererū there are, what they are feeding on and most importantly, how best to protect them!
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Whose idea was this epic project anyway?! Ever wondered how Project Twin Streams got started? Why the PTS cycleways were created or where the wonderful artworks along the stream come from? Visit our website http://ow.ly/sN8P30lVWDg to watch the brand new 'Voices from the Stream' documentary and find out... ... See MoreSee Less

 

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So great to watch this and see so many of the wonderful people I worked with back in my PTS days. I hope I get to be apart of something so remarkable and awesome again!

Sam Themac

Auckland tree weta are nocturnal – but we spotted this one near South Kensington Way, Opanuku Stream. You might also spot them in your garden. The white disc on its front leg is actually an ear! Some people aren't too fond of wetas but their presence is important – they're part of a healthy ecosystem... #nznativeinsectsmattertoo #projecttwinstreams ... See MoreSee Less

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