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

🎃Spooky times coming up soon on the #projecttwinstreams cycle way! 👻 Hop on your bike/scooter/skateboard & bring your friends and whanau along to trick or treat & win spot prizes #akltransport #halloweenbikeride #streamside ... See MoreSee Less

#spring is here! Don’t let the 🌧 stop you from getting outside & exploring. Why not 🚲 the #projecttwinstreams cycle way & visit some of our iconic PTS sites - link in bio. 📷 taken at Urlich Reserve by our PTS team @_teukaipo_ ... See MoreSee Less

Farewell & thank you so VERY much to Councillor Penny Hulse - for all your incredible support of #projecttwinstreams over the years! — “Project Twin Streams laid down kilometres of cycleways, and that was before anyone was thinking about cycleways – they thought we were bonkers out west.”
#notbonkersjustvisionary #pennyhulse #legend
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I love PTS because it cherished the people and the environment. Thanks for making that happen.

Thank you Tony Miguel and Dorothy Wilson ❤️❤️

Stunning 📷 of a #treeweta by Esteban from our PTS team @mphscommunity these wētā often make their homes in rotten holes in trees. The holes are called a ‘gallery’. They take care of this & chew away any growth of the bark surrounding the opening. Why not make a gallery in an old piece of wood and create a ‘wētā hotel’ for one in your garden? #wetahotel #nznativeinsects #projecttwinstreams #aklbiodiversity ... See MoreSee Less

A #leech! Yes they exist in Aotearoa! Our #projecttwinstreams team from Community Waitakere found this fine specimen while working with Pomaria Primary School students at Lincoln awa... ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you for all your feedback! Last week Council & PTS community partners workshopped contributions from the recent drop-in sessions, community hui & online survey. Stay tuned for the results 💚 #thefutureofpts #projecttwinstreams ... See MoreSee Less

Counting down to this year's Great Kererū Count! Get involved & help out one of Aotearoa's favourite native birds (2018 Bird of the Year!). #citizensciencerocksGreat Kererū Count 2019 is here! 😍💜🕊
20 September to 29 September
https://www.greatkererucount.nz/

The Great Kererū Count is NZ’s biggest citizen science project. This project depends on as many people as possible getting out and about gathering data on kererū. Each year the number of people taking part grows, and last year kererū were voted Bird of the Year, proving just how much New Zealanders love kererū. https://www.greatkererucount.nz

Everyone in New Zealand can get involved with the Great Kererū Count. Whether you see any kererū or not, sharing observations will help build up a clearer picture of where kererū live, how many kererū there are or aren’t, what they are feeding on, and most importantly how best to protect them. So far New Zealand citizen scientists have contributed to a total of 34,961 observations. In another few years, Aotearoa will have a statistically robust open-source data set on kererū. This data will be used by scientists at Victoria University of Wellington and elsewhere to improve conservation outcomes for kererū.

The Great Kererū Count is a collaborative project brought to you by Urban Wildlife Trust & Kererū Discovery along with our amazing partners Wellington City Council , Dunedin City Council , Nelson City Council and Victoria University of Wellington

The Great Kererū Count is also proudly supported by iNaturalist NZ - Mātaki Taiao, DOC Threatened Species Ambassador, Department of Conservation, Forest & Bird, Kiwi Conservation Club, Zealandia Ecosanctuary, Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research, Nelson Nature, Wellington Zoo, Enviroschools Te Upoko o Te Ika a Māui Learn NZ, Birds New Zealand, Wildland Consultants, Project Kereru, Restore Taranaki, Taranaki Regional Council, Greater Wellington, Science Learning Hub, New Zealand Garden Bird Survey, Te Motu Kairangi-Miramar Ecological Restoration, Predator Free New Zealand Trust , Kapiti Island Nature Tours, The Wildlife Hospital - Dunedin, Native Bird Rescue - Waiheke Island and many more awesome people across New Zealand.

#gkc2019 #greatkererucount

20 September to 29 September
https://www.greatkererucount.nz/

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#nikau - the only #palmtree native to Aotearoa. It can grow to 15m tall with its gorgeous leaf scarred trunk topped by a crownshaft up to 1m long. #kereru love its fruits and Maori ate the bases of the inner leaves & young flower clusters. Food was wrapped in its leaves for cooking & old leaves were used for mats & baskets & as waterproof thatch for buildings. 📷 taken at Howard Reserve in Henderson (Opanuku Stream) #nofilterneeded #nznativeplants #projecttwinstreams ... See MoreSee Less

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