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

🌞 The best summer reading – all the news from Project Twin Streams 💝 - https://mailchi.mp/96e560ba425f/… ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Thanks for following our progress Bev Abel! All the best to you too! 💚 🎄

Great to keep in touch with this group even though I now live in Browns Bay.....Keep up the good work...I have called into the Community Garden a few times and enjoyed the progress....Enjoy the Festive Season...Bev Abel

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Did you miss Community Waitakere’s recent Pekapeka Tou Roa exhibition at Corban Estate Arts Centre? Check out this peep at some of the amazing artworks & hear more about this critically endangered taonga! #projecttwinstreams #aklbiodiversity #pekapeka ... See MoreSee Less

Not a painting but a 📷 Esteban @mphscommunity took of a black #cormorant (Kawau) recently at Serwayne Walk in Sunnyvale (lower Waikumete stream). Found around the world, this sub-species that breeds here is called Phalacrocorax carbo novaehollandiae. NZ’s largest #shag – they feed on small-medium 🐟 in both fresh and marine water & also eat #crustaceans and #molluscs. #projecttwinstreams #aklbiodiversity ... See MoreSee Less

CUTE XMAS IDEA ALERT!
Support Community Waitakere's pekapeka conservation work and buy your very own cute little pekapeka tou roa (long-tailed bat). Made by WISE Catering, a collective of former refugee and migrant women, these bats will make for cute toys or Christmas decorations.
Pick up from Community Waitākere Resource Centre (8 Ratanui Street) from 10 – 3 pm until the 19th of December (email mandy@communitywaitakere.org.nz before you come!)
Or email sophie@communitywaitakere.org.nz if you live outside of Tāmaki and want them posted (extra for p&p).
Thanks for supporting our furry friends! <3 <3 <3
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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

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