In 2009, after two years of dedicated work by the Ranui-Massey community Te Herenga Tangata was unveiled. The imposing 4.75 metre sculpture stands in Urlich Reserve in Ranui and incorporates traditional designs and motifs of the local Maori, Croatian and Pacific Island communities. Te Herenga Tangata fittingly means ‘Unity of Nations’. The Project Twin Streams team worked together… Read more »
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What do you do with a plot of fertile, community-owned soil? Grow food of course! The seeds of the Millbrook Edible Garden (MEG) were sown in Spring 2008, when Project Twin Streams Oratia Community Coordinator ‘Green Jon’ set about creating a community-driven garden on the floodplains of Oratia Stream in Sunnyvale. The vision for the… Read more »
The beautiful PTS Pā Harakeke located along Opanuku Stream is an amazing community resource. Its creation was unique at the time and here is its story by Annie Cochrane, on behalf of the Corban Estate Weaving Circle: The story of Te Pā Harakeke o Te Iwi – a place where people can go to learn,… Read more »
Te Pou Arahi, a massive macrocarpa sculpture transformed into an artwork by senior students from Sunderland College, Nga Kakano Christian Reo E Kura and master carver Sunnah Thompson of Te Kawerau a Maki, stands proud in Epping Reserve. It is a visual reminder of the creatures and plants that will return if we continue to protect… Read more »
Nga Tohu o Waitakere is a talk by Te Warena Taua about the Maori History of Waitakere and surrounding districts. Organised by the West Auckland Historical Society. Where: Corbans Estate Arts Centre, Henderson (Either St. Micheals Chruch or the Opanuku Room at CEAC). When: Tuesday, 18th September, 7 30pm.
Kei Tua Mai Mural Unveiled The resulting 27 metre long mural was delivered to its new home alongside the Oratia Stream at Westfield’s WestCity shopping centre in nine panels and took contractors ten days to install. “It’s been a huge undertaking because the mural is on a massive scale and it weaves together a number… Read more »
WestCity Mural Launch The mural will be installed on the external side of the mall alongside the Oratia Stream side and will truly transform the area. A formal blessing ceremony will be followed by an official welcome and entertainment by local students. Be sure to save the date!
PTS Hosts Waikato Counterparts The visiting group of Andrea, Rien and James are involved in designing community and school engagement programmes for stream restoration in the upper part of the Waihou river catchment, and wanted to glean insights into what has and hasn’t worked for the communities participating in our project. In contrast to the… Read more »
Research Project Twin Streams has been the focus of a number of external university papers and research reports: Hall, K.L. and Helsel, C.M. (2009) The Waitakere Guidelines for Riparian Restoration: Lessons from Project Twin Streams, proceedings from Stormwater 2009: 6th South Pacific Stormwater Conference , Auckland, New Zealand, 29 April to 01 May 2009 [CH1]…. Read more »
Project Snapshots Project Twin Streams’ successes and achievements have been captured in a series of legacy documents. These give great insights into the inner workings of this major project from the early planning stages onwards. Restoring the Streambanks The methodology of the planting restoration work from initial conception through to the present day. It also outlines… Read more »