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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, we lead native bush regeneration and grow native plants, provide conservation volunteering opportunities at our nursery, teaching garden 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, recycling initiatives 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 EnviroHub 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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Te Ara Awataha
24 April 2021
We are pleased to host our next community regeneration day at Jessie Tonar Scout Reserve as part of our ongoing work. We have been busy with several volunteering crews clearing up sections and preparing for our upcoming planting season. We need a bit more help with all the planting preparation so please join us if you are free. By clearing out the weeds now, we will have more space available for planting in the coming season.
Since March 2019, Kaipātiki Project has had the privilege working with mana whenua and members of the community as part of the Panuku Development Auckland "Unlock Northcote" project. Working to deliver on the aspirations of the Take Mauri Take Hono mauri indicator framework developed by mana whenua, Kaipātiki Project is piloting this whole systems approach for community restoration. This framework will guide efforts to boost the mauri (life essence) of the stream, improve water quality and allow it to become a habitat for birds, insects, and tuna (eels) once more. It will also reconnect the community to this lost environmental taonga (treasure) through the wider stream daylighting project.
Twiddle Muff & Mini Sensory Mat Workshop
01 May 2021
We'll be diverting items from landfill by upcycling fabric, buttons, zips, and various other craft bits and bobs to create unique sensory mats and muffs. Suitable for everyone, but these creations are particularly popular with children who have high sensory processing needs, and older people suffering with conditions such as dementia.
Clean Up Crew
Harakeke Workshop Series – Intermediate Level Raranga, May 2021
01 May 2021
Takutai Moana Watts returns in 2021 to deliver an intermediate level raranga workshop. This workshop will refresh on tikanga practices and will also feature and highlight on dyes and muka extraction. The 3 days of learning with Takutai will culminate with the weaving of a kete whaikairo. Learn some new skills or extend your weaving skills.

Please note that as a minimum skill requirement, we require you to be confident and already capable to weave the following:

Putiputi - flower
Kono – food basket
Kopaki – 2 corner basket
Takitahi – single weave
Whiri – 3 plait

Dates:
1 May at 9am - 3pm (6 hours), 17 Lauderdale Road
8 May at 10am - 2pm (4 hours), 17 Lauderdale Road
9 May at 9am - 3pm (6 hours), 134 Birkdale Road

Registrations close on 28 April 2021.
The registration fee includes all three workshops.
Te Ara Awataha
24 April 2021
We are pleased to host our next community regeneration day at Jessie Tonar Scout Reserve as part of our ongoing work. We have been busy with several volunteering crews clearing up sections and preparing for our upcoming planting season. We need a bit more help with all the planting preparation so please join us if you are free. By clearing out the weeds now, we will have more space available for planting in the coming season.
Since March 2019, Kaipātiki Project has had the privilege working with mana whenua and members of the community as part of the Panuku Development Auckland "Unlock Northcote" project. Working to deliver on the aspirations of the Take Mauri Take Hono mauri indicator framework developed by mana whenua, Kaipātiki Project is piloting this whole systems approach for community restoration. This framework will guide efforts to boost the mauri (life essence) of the stream, improve water quality and allow it to become a habitat for birds, insects, and tuna (eels) once more. It will also reconnect the community to this lost environmental taonga (treasure) through the wider stream daylighting project.
Learn more
Twiddle Muff & Mini Sensory Mat Workshop
01 May 2021
We'll be diverting items from landfill by upcycling fabric, buttons, zips, and various other craft bits and bobs to create unique sensory mats and muffs. Suitable for everyone, but these creations are particularly popular with children who have high sensory processing needs, and older people suffering with conditions such as dementia.
Clean Up Crew
Learn more
Harakeke Workshop Series – Intermediate Level Raranga, May 2021
01 May 2021
Takutai Moana Watts returns in 2021 to deliver an intermediate level raranga workshop. This workshop will refresh on tikanga practices and will also feature and highlight on dyes and muka extraction. The 3 days of learning with Takutai will culminate with the weaving of a kete whaikairo. Learn some new skills or extend your weaving skills.

Please note that as a minimum skill requirement, we require you to be confident and already capable to weave the following:

Putiputi - flower
Kono – food basket
Kopaki – 2 corner basket
Takitahi – single weave
Whiri – 3 plait

Dates:
1 May at 9am - 3pm (6 hours), 17 Lauderdale Road
8 May at 10am - 2pm (4 hours), 17 Lauderdale Road
9 May at 9am - 3pm (6 hours), 134 Birkdale Road

Registrations close on 28 April 2021.
The registration fee includes all three workshops.
Learn more
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Engine Bay volunteers win the Upper Harbour Environment Award
Engine Bay Native Plant Nursery has been around for 10 years and it still operates out of a shed with very limited facilities. Yet, this does not deter the regular volunteers to turn up weekly all year-round in all conditions, rain or shine.
210324 ACE newsletter mentioning KP
Connecting communities to their environment and to each other
We're humbled to be acknowledged in the Adult and Community Education Aotearoa's newsletter. The article stresses the importance of building relationships and engaging with diverse groups in the community though sustainability workshops and volunteering activities in the nursery, teaching garden or local reserves.
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Auckland Libraries supporting EcoFest North
Auckland Libraries jumped on board in support of EcoFest North, a month long series of eco-events. It is not only fitting, but necessary to support face-to-face events and workshops with so many available resources that libraries have on offer.
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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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