Community Waitakere Charitable Trust has managed the contract for Henderson Creek since 2005 and since 2010 has held an Aftercare contract.
Our work covers the Lower Opanuku and Oratia streams where they pass under Great North Road in Henderson. It continues through Delta Point in Cranwell Park, turning into Henderson Creek and finishes where the creek flows out under the northwestern motorway bridge in Te Atatu.
The tidal nature of Henderson Creek provides a wonderful educational opportunity for our groups as the nature of the stream is constantly changing with the mixing of salt water from the harbour with fresh water from the Opanuku and Oratia Streams.
Henderson Creek is an important migratory route for many native fish, such as the adult banded kokopu and inanga, who spend most of their time in the upper streams but breed in the estuaries. We also have a great walk and cycle way which runs along the length of the east side of the creek.
On the Ground at Henderson Creek
Please have a look at Our Groups to learn the stories of the many fabulous groups and individuals who have contributed to the dramatic improvement of Henderson Creek over the years. Please also have a look at the Highlights page to learn more about our Community Planting Days, the fabulous Henderson Stream Team, the movie we made called Up the Creek and our regular Stream Clean Ups. If you’re interested to find out what we’ve done since the beginning, click here to see some of our achievements over the past seven years.