Community Waitakere has managed the contract for Henderson Creek since 2005. This encompasses the Lower Opanuku and Oratia streams and Henderson Creek down to the northwestern motorway bridge.

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. The mangrove habitat is home to the protected banded rail. We have a very active Nature Watch page where we record biodiversity information to increase awareness and understanding of the catchment. We also have a great walk and cycle way which runs along the length of the east side of the creek.

If you are a school or a community group looking for an opportunity to be involved with Project Twin Streams on a regular basis please get in touch by emailing: enviro@communitywaitakere.org.nz

Our current groups are: A Supported Life, Arohanui Special School, Flanshaw Rd School, Henderson Primary, Henderson North Primary, Pomaria Primary, Rutherford College, Sunderland ACG Primary, Sunderland ACG College, Te Atatu Intermediate, The Secular Franciscans and Western Gas

Community Coordinator:

Chris Burton
Community Environmental Team Leader

09 838 7904 ext 702
chris@communitywaitakere.org.nz

Project Twin Streams Henderson Creek is facilitated by Community Waitakere,  7 Trading Place, Henderson