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

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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#GKC2018
#GreatKereruCount
#kererudiscovery
#projecttwinstreams #aklbiodiversity
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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!

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

Wanting to start composting? Questions about composting? Learn about all the different composting methods at this upcoming free workshop! ... See MoreSee Less

Featuring our awesome Project Twin Streams cycle way! Have a look and see tomorrow at 4pm on TVNZ 1 People on Bikes... #proudofprojecttwinstreams

Auckland Transport Cycling
In this week's episode of People on Bikes, Councillor Penny Hulse shows off what West Auckland has to offer. Make sure to tune in on Sunday, 4pm TVNZ 1 or OnDemand.
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Kia Ora to these awesome Birdwood School students who helped us plant native trees recently in Urlich Reserve!
#projecttwinstreams #ourfuture

Te Ukaipo Mercy Initiatives for Rangatahi Ltd
Thank you to all Birdwood School students who participated in Planting Native trees along Urlich Reserve Last week. The rain held off just enough for them to plant 60 trees with the help of our volunteers, parents and teachers. What an awesome group working towards an awesome future for our community #projecttwinstreamsjuly2018 #planting #restoration #birdwoodschool #teukaipo #urlichreserve #ranui
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Gobbled by a native NZ beetle! The obvious damage to this recently planted karamu plant at Oratia Stream is caused by a teeny tiny, endemic karamu flea beetle feeding on its leaves. Photo taken at Oratia Stream in Sunnyvale. #projecttwinstreams #nznativeinsects #thecycleoflife ... See MoreSee Less

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