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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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Clear Water Cove Weeding & Mulching Bee
22 May 2021
Kaipātiki Project, the Marina Action Group and the North Harbour National Party Blue Greens are meeting on-site to clear away the last of the Japanese Honeysuckle and spread mulch through the site to do the final preparation for planting natives. Come along and help make this great place for shore birds like banded rail. The Marina Reserve Care Group is kindly supported by the Upper Harbour Local Board.
Please bring your loppers and secateurs if you have them and good stout shoes or boots. We will provide gloves and tools.
Hobsonville Marina Reserve. Meet on the walkway near the West Harbour Marina.
For enquiries, please contact Neil Henderson on 021 308 871.
An Introduction to Bird Counts for Beginners
31 May 2021
Kaipātiki Project is running a one-off workshop for people interested in helping to do occasional bird counts in the Kaipātiki Local Board area.

We will be learning about the 5-Minute Bird Count Method (5MBC), discuss the behaviour and calls of common forest birds, as well as cover wader bird counts using binoculars or scope.

No previous experience is necessary. As the spaces are limited, please register soon.
Kimchi Making
13 June 2021
Fermentation is one of the oldest food processing methods still used today.
In this course, we will cover the basic science behind making kimchi, why it’s good for you, and we’ll teach you how to make it yourself. If you are interested in traditional food preservation, gut health, or fermentation in general, this is the class for you!

Kimchi is a traditional fermented Korean dish made of vegetables with a variety of seasonings. In traditional preparations, kimchi was stored underground in jars to keep cool during the summer months and unfrozen during the winter months. There are hundreds of varieties of kimchi using everything from the traditional Chinese cabbage (Wong Bok) to cauliflower to cucumbers.

Each participant will take home their own jar of kimchi so bring a jar with a screw-on lid, a chopping board and a knife

Registrations close on 11 June.
Clear Water Cove Weeding & Mulching Bee
22 May 2021
Kaipātiki Project, the Marina Action Group and the North Harbour National Party Blue Greens are meeting on-site to clear away the last of the Japanese Honeysuckle and spread mulch through the site to do the final preparation for planting natives. Come along and help make this great place for shore birds like banded rail. The Marina Reserve Care Group is kindly supported by the Upper Harbour Local Board.
Please bring your loppers and secateurs if you have them and good stout shoes or boots. We will provide gloves and tools.
Hobsonville Marina Reserve. Meet on the walkway near the West Harbour Marina.
For enquiries, please contact Neil Henderson on 021 308 871.
Learn more
An Introduction to Bird Counts for Beginners
31 May 2021
Kaipātiki Project is running a one-off workshop for people interested in helping to do occasional bird counts in the Kaipātiki Local Board area.

We will be learning about the 5-Minute Bird Count Method (5MBC), discuss the behaviour and calls of common forest birds, as well as cover wader bird counts using binoculars or scope.

No previous experience is necessary. As the spaces are limited, please register soon.
Learn more
Kimchi Making
13 June 2021
Fermentation is one of the oldest food processing methods still used today.
In this course, we will cover the basic science behind making kimchi, why it’s good for you, and we’ll teach you how to make it yourself. If you are interested in traditional food preservation, gut health, or fermentation in general, this is the class for you!

Kimchi is a traditional fermented Korean dish made of vegetables with a variety of seasonings. In traditional preparations, kimchi was stored underground in jars to keep cool during the summer months and unfrozen during the winter months. There are hundreds of varieties of kimchi using everything from the traditional Chinese cabbage (Wong Bok) to cauliflower to cucumbers.

Each participant will take home their own jar of kimchi so bring a jar with a screw-on lid, a chopping board and a knife

Registrations close on 11 June.
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210506 Sustainability Award
Sustainability Award
We are thrilled and honoured to receive the SUSTAINABILITY AWARD as a Joint Winner, along with Zealandia-Karori Sanctuary Trust, at the 2021 NZ Charity Reporting Awards.
210410 Upper Harbour Volunteer Awards 1 blog
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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Kaipātiki Project can only operate because of the generosity of our funders, partners and supporters. THANK YOU!

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