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

The tidal nature of Te Wai o Pareira 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.

Te Wai o Pareira (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 iNaturalist 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:

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

Project Twin Streams Te Wai o Pareira (Henderson Creek) is facilitated by Community Waitakere,  Level 1, 20 Alderman Drive, Henderson