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

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 coming soon! 😍💜🕊
20 September to 29 September

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.

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

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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

Please do come & join us at our Community Hui today 12.30-2.30 at Ceramco Park Function Centre! #haveyoursay #projecttwinstreams ... See MoreSee Less

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We want to hear what you think! Have your say in the future of #projecttwinstreams.

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Come to our Drop in Session:
Tues 13 August, 11am-2pm | West City Mall or

Community Hui:
Wed 14 August 6.30-8.30pm | Piha Room at Westwave Aquatic Centre or
Fri 23 August 12.30-2pm | Ceramco Park Function Centre

No RSVP required
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Spotted by Oratia Stream - a plague #skink (sometimes called a rainbow skink 🌈🦎) which is a small #lizard introduced to Aotearoa from Australia. They‘re smaller than our native skinks but look very similar. They can reach high population densities quickly & compete with our native lizard species for food, habitat and space…

#projecttwinstreams #aklbiodiversity
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Heaps of them around my house in Sunnyvale.

What do the native ones look like:)

So what does one do with them then?

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Hard to get a cricket to stay still for a photo! The Black Field Cricket (teleogryllus commodus or Pihareinga in Maori) hides during the day in vegetation or cracks in the soil and comes out at night to feed and sing (males sing by rubbing their wings together). They are a serious pasture pest over much of the north island!
📷 Oratia Stream in Sunnyvale
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