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 with Saturday morning once a month, and has branched out to include fortnightly sessions on Tuesdays.

Many of the people coming along became involved with Project Twin Streams at our large events and decided to continue their involvement. Locals have weeded, planted, tested the water quality, moved mulch, learned about rare plants, made traditional Māori medicine and tried their hand at weaving with harakeke among other things.

“Thanks very much for the wonderful morning we had planting, collecting rubbish and water testing. It was highly educational for hubby and I. We have just planted 250 harakeke, kumarahou ti kouka on our whānau homestead and surrounding waterway so our day with you was an extension of what we are trying to do for our land back home on the East Coast. Kia ora koe!”

– Stream Team participant