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

Keep your 👀 open and notice the #fungusamongus! This orange pore fungus (Favolaschia calochera) we found at Serwayne Walk in Sunnyvale (Lower Waikumete Stream) is an introduced tropical species that looks like a bright orange fan. It is invasive and displaces our native #fungi species. It is NOT edible!
#projecttwinstreams #fungusfreaks #fungusamongus #aklbiodiversity #mphs
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School holiday fun & learning with our #projecttwinstreams Glen Eden team from #ecomatters and #rasyouth - planting karamu seedlings 🌱 at Kaurilands ☀️ @ Kaurilands Waitakere 📷 @youth_atras ... See MoreSee Less

#cicada - the sound of NZ summer - use clever strategies to evade predators. They can fly rapidly to escape & many, like the one pictured, are extremely well camouflaged to evade predators like birds that hunt by sight. 📷 from Opanuku Stream #henderson
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Q: Why did the Fungi leave the party? A: There wasn't mushroom! This Ganoderma applanatum found near Oratia Stream is a bracket #fungus that grows within the wood of living and dead trees. Often used a flavour enhancer in Asian cuisine, it is also a drawing medium for artists! It is known as a wood-decay fungus because it can cause heartwood to rot in a variety of #trees.
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Is this also ganoderma?

There are a couple of spaces left on the Te Tiriti o Waitangi in the Tāmaki Makaurau Conversation Landscape wānanga. See the flyer for details and email if you'd like to attend. Note this wānanga is on tomorrow, Sun 24/3, in Kelston. #kaitaikitanga #kotahitanga ... See MoreSee Less

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Hi Pete Haven't heard about this workshop. But Project Twin Streams is very large project based on the major streams out west where communities are involved in replanting the streams margins - restoring water quality, bringing back native fish etc but it is much broader than that- based on a sustainable city where we don't dispose of polluted stormwater into streams, are careful of how we treat waste, etc etc. I.E. multidimensional...... Maori, as our tangata whenua ( first people of the land) have values and philosophies which are integral to the way we treat the land and water....and have been involved with this project right from the start. Sounds like it is the umbrella organisation in this case for having further discussions about the role of Maori in conservation practice in NZ as a whole. Glad you asked? 😊 X

Celia/Dorothy what does this mean?

Beautiful photo from Orewa College. Kia kaha and aroha to those in Christchurch and the Muslim community in NZ. Kia kaha, kia kotahi ra. As-salaam alaikum. Our strength is our unity. Peace be unto you. We are better together. ... See MoreSee Less

Join us at the upcoming MPHS Community Festival for loads of family fun like the TREAD LIGHTLY GREAT DRAIN GAME where you can learn about taking care of our waterways. Pop by our #projecttwinstreams stall where we’ll be featuring live stream #insects and cool kids activities 🌈

Supported & funded by Wai Ora Healthy Waters Partnership Team at #aucklandcouncil @ Bruce McLaren Intermediate
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