Awataha Greenway Project – Community Restoration Days

Share our learnings for restoration work

Our next community restoration day is coming up! Join us to learn about the ecology of Northcote and meet the local community.


This month:

Since March 2019, we have spent time clearing out a number of plants species which is simply in the wrong space. As part of our Matariki celebrations, we had lots of help to infill a small number of native plants on the site.

We’ve also discovered that the harakeke is of a high quality. We’ll continue working on cleaning up some of the harakeke stands. This month, our focus is starting to shift to some of the wild ginger onsite. Come down and give us a hand!


Things to bring

  • Suitable closed-toed footwear – gumboots or boots
  • Clothing appropriate for the weather
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Sun protection


Register above

Click on the corresponding link above and register to ensure that you’ve reserved your sausage sizzle. If you have additional food requirements – please make sure you’ve marked it in your registration or email us.


The Project: Awataha Greenway Project

As part of the wider Awataha Greenway Project, local environmental group Kaipātiki Project is working on a community-led restoration of the Jessie Tonar Scout Reserve.

This bush-clad reserve at the end of Kākā Street is home to the source of the Awataha Stream and had deep significance to local Mana Whenua. The flow-on effects from the Awataha Greenway Project will be significant, contributing to numerous ecological and social improvements the whole community will benefit from for years to come.