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11-04-14 – Night Walk on Opanuku Stream

Take a Walk on the Dark Side! We’re heading out at night to experience some of the mysteries of the Opanuku Stream. Join us on the Opanuku Pipeline track to view the world’s only fresh water luminescent limpets and glow worms. We usually find fresh water crayfish and long finned eels as well…

New table and seating area at MEG

A New PTS Community Arts Project Millbrook Edible Garden now has a new table and seating area envisaged as an extension of the community garden – to be used by the community for workshops, displaying produce, lectures and more. Artist Guenther Andraschko outlined his initial vision in this YouTube clip: [youtube] He wanted his design… Read more »

10 Year Celebration Welcoming Speech

Opening Night of the 10 Year Celebration Exhibition at Westfield WestCity Derek March, PTS Co-ordinator for Oratia stream, made a welcoming speech: Hi everyone, it is great that we can have this opportunity to come together and celebrate 10 years of PTS. We coordinators wanted this celebration to be about you the community volunteers who… Read more »

10 Years of PTS

2013 marked the 10 year anniversary of Project Twin Streams – 10 years of local communities in West Auckland working together for healthy streams and strong communities. The project has not only worked to restore 56 kms of stream banks, but also created walk and cycle ways, works of art, community gardens, a Maori medicinal garden,… Read more »

Local Boaties Caught on Camera Cleaning up Henderson Creek

Check out this video… Local Boaties Caught on Camera – Cleaning up Henderson Creek that is!   [youtube ]   Project Twin Streams Henderson Creek’s Operation Spring Clean yields loads of your expected waste – but also a lot of unexpected rubbish, too. Some of strange objects found in the clean-up were an office chair, a… Read more »

Henderson Stream Team

The Henderson Stream Team What a great way to spend a day; next to a stream, a mix of hard work and reflective time, good chats with other locals, and a strong sense of satisfaction! The Henderson Stream Team is open to anyone wanting to join regular working bees and kicked off in April 2012… Read more »

Henderson Creek Community Planting Days

Community Planting Days   Community Waikatere has held many fantastic Community Planting Days along Henderson Creek since 2005, always with games, BBQs, and laughter. In 2011, with most public areas of Henderson Creek planted up, a large section of streambank that is part of Henderson Squash Club was chosen for restoration, and has been the… Read more »

Up the Creek

Up the Creek Robbers, tortoises and riparian planting… Film production ‘Up the Creek’, written and directed by Simon Grant, spins a fun and informative tale of two old time crooks caught up in a Community Planting Day. It features Henderson locals Max Peers and Andrew Geddes, as well as students from Henderson Primary, Flanshaw Rd… Read more »