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

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

Find out what's been happening - https://mailchi.mp/7c6d222466e4/pts-latest-epanui read our latest newsletter 💌 and stay up to date! #ourakl #projecttwinstreams #streamrestoration #communityengagement #creativeengagement ... See MoreSee Less

The halftime results are out... And the kākāpō is in the lead, but just barely. In fact, the hoiho currently has the most #1 votes, but the kākāpō picks up a lot of votes transfers.

Here's a bit more about how the new voting system works. https://www.birdoftheyear.org.nz/voting
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🦇🖤🦇Make sure you check out the Life, Flight, Plight exhibition this weekend to support New Zealand bat conservation
#nzbats #bats #batart #art #local #exhibition #community #conservation
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Two cool events happening at the Barrel Store at Corban Estate TOMORROW as part of the Pekapeka-tou-roa – Life, Flight & Plight exhibition. Take the whanau along these bat-inspired FREE drop-in kids workshops!
11am-1pm
Make Your Own 3D Paper Pekapeka!
Artist & illustrator Sophie Watson will guide you through making your own flying model bat in this simple workshop. Choose from life size or oversize in naturalistic or fantastic colours! Participants need to be comfortable using scissors and glue. Materials and templates provided. Suitable for children 6-14 years
11-2pm
Bat Chat!
Our resident pekapeka expert will also be onsite to answer any tricky questions and give demonstrations of the handheld bat detectors! #projecttwinstreams #battyaboutbats
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Happy 👻 🎃 Halloween on the #projecttwinstreams cycle way last Saturday. Over 350 spooky folk - young & old - turned up to enjoy the fun. Thanks to @akltransport for highlighting our wonderful cycle ways and to those of you who turned up experience it! #bikeride #biking #halloweenonbikes #scooterlife @ Henderson, New Zealand ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Louise Morley lucky we missed this yesterday

Many of our #nativebirds are in crisis. Two thirds are threatened with extinction. @forestandbird Bird of the Year celebrates our unique birds and with each vote you help give them a voice! 💚 Who will it be this year? Voting is now open! Visit www.birdoftheyear.org.nz to cast your #vote before 5pm Sunday 10 November... ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Vote Spotted Shagggggg

Steelblue #Ladybird (Halmus chalybeus) 💙 pretty & graceful but also so useful - they eat aphids & other plant-eating pests. They were introduced to Aotearoa (from Australia) in 1899 to control citrus #insect pests from Australia & in 1905 for the control of black scale & blue gum scale. A ladybird can eat up to 5,000 insects in its lifetime! 📷 from Catherine Esplanade in Henderson (Oratia stream)

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