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Share in nature’s revival with us. We’re a sustainable living one-stop shop.

For sustainable living, restoring native biodiversity and learning about environmental sustainability, Kaipātiki Project makes it easy to live well within our Earth's limits.

Based on Auckland’s North Shore, we lead native bush regeneration and grow native plants, provide conservation volunteering opportunities at our nursery and in our wider restoration projects. We also offer practical education and organise events about sustainable living for different age groups. We have an online shop where you can buy bulk plants, offer a range of corporate sponsorship opportunities, curtain recycling and a membership option.

We believe that by working together, we can restore our native plants, birds, bugs and fish and regenerate the planet.

We have a range of ways to get involved. Join our volunteering whānau to get up close with nature. From bush restoration, weeding and trapping to growing and planting, many hands make light work. We have volunteering opportunities for businesses, individuals and families, schools and youth groups and community groups. Connect with others who share your sustainable living values and purpose. Give back to the community and feel the wonder of making a difference to our local environment.

Learn about sustainable living and environmental sustainability. Feel great while learning with others and helping our natural world. Learn new sustainable living skills at our Auckland's North Environment Centre or at events and courses across the region. Our education and volunteering is practical and hands on - you’ll literally get your hands dirty!

People of all ages and abilities are welcome! We love bringing diverse groups of people together.

No matter where you're at in your sustainable living journey, we're happy to share and learn.

 

Upcoming Events
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Pip to Peel
23 February 2020
Loving the place you live is easy – how you ask? Peel and core your fruit and turn the throw-away parts into jelly!

Julie will teach you all you need to know about Jam & Jelly making and will take you through all the fun easy steps showing you how to turn your good quality excess fruit into decadent treats that extend your seasonal produce, make wonderful gifts and taste jolly good too! Take home some delicious jelly for your larder!

Registrations close on 21 February.
Te Ara Awataha
29 February 2020
Community Regeneration Day at Jessie Tonar Scout Reserve.

Since March 2019, we have been clearing invasive plant species and made good progress with planting a number of native plants on the site. We’ve also discovered that the harakeke growing there is of a high quality. We’ll continue cleaning up harakeke stands as well as clearing 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

Please register to reserve your sausage sizzle, and let us know of any additional food requirements.
Hand Milled Soap
08 March 2020
The safest and most fun way to make soap.
Made with Castille soap and local plants, Julie will show you how to create beautiful soap gifts that are satisfyingly rustic and decadent. Learn the process of adding organic essential oils and colours. Everyone goes home with a soap.

Registrations close on 6 March.
Pip to Peel
23 February 2020
Loving the place you live is easy – how you ask? Peel and core your fruit and turn the throw-away parts into jelly!

Julie will teach you all you need to know about Jam & Jelly making and will take you through all the fun easy steps showing you how to turn your good quality excess fruit into decadent treats that extend your seasonal produce, make wonderful gifts and taste jolly good too! Take home some delicious jelly for your larder!

Registrations close on 21 February.
Learn more
Te Ara Awataha
29 February 2020
Community Regeneration Day at Jessie Tonar Scout Reserve.

Since March 2019, we have been clearing invasive plant species and made good progress with planting a number of native plants on the site. We’ve also discovered that the harakeke growing there is of a high quality. We’ll continue cleaning up harakeke stands as well as clearing 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

Please register to reserve your sausage sizzle, and let us know of any additional food requirements.
Learn more
Hand Milled Soap
08 March 2020
The safest and most fun way to make soap.
Made with Castille soap and local plants, Julie will show you how to create beautiful soap gifts that are satisfyingly rustic and decadent. Learn the process of adding organic essential oils and colours. Everyone goes home with a soap.

Registrations close on 6 March.
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Kaipātiki Project on RNZ
Over the summer Radio New Zealand team have been around the country looking at all kinds of community conservation initiatives. When in Auckland, Lynn Freeman spoke to us about the Kaipātiki Project that for 21 years has inspired people to restore New Zealand's native plants, birds, bugs and fish.
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In 2019 we started developing our YouTube channel by adding more videos about our nursery, plants and our projects.
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Te Ara Awataha
Te Ara Awataha restoration project is a collaboration between Kaipātiki Project, Panuku Development and Auckland Council to restore Jessie Tonar Scout Reserve. This bush-clad reserve at the end of Kākā Street is home to the source of the Awataha Stream and has deep significance to local Mana Whenua.
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Kaipātiki Project can only operate because of the generosity of our funders, partners and supporters. THANK YOU!

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