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Innovative EcoHub growing a sustainable future for people and nature. Join us.

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

Based on Auckland’s North, we operate a thriving native plant nursery and facilitate native ngahere, stream and estuary regeneration. Engage in meaningful conservation volunteering at our nursery, teaching garden and broader regeneration projects. Expand your knowledge through practical education and join our diverse events on sustainable living for all age groups. Embrace zero waste initiatives and explore our native plant list for bulk purchases. Unlock corporate volunteering & sponsorship opportunities, become a member, and collaborate with us to build a greener world.

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

Get involved. Join our volunteering whānau to get up close with nature, ranging from ngahere restoration, weeding, pest management, working with plants and edible garden. 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 in 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 EcoHub or at events and courses across the region. Our education and volunteering are 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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Eskdale Reserve Restoration Champions
10 June 2023
Join us at Eskdale Reserve, one of Auckland's largest Significant Ecological Areas, and help protect our unique flora and fauna.As regular volunteers led by expert ecologists, we're dedicated to...
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Activate Northcote - Planting Days
10 June 2023
Have you ever joined us for a tree planting day?It's a fun and active way to contribute to a sustainable future for us all. Planting trees means cleaner air with less CO2 in the atmosphere (slowing...
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Nimrod Reserve Planting Day
10 June 2023
Have you ever joined us for a tree planting day?It's a fun and active way to contribute to a sustainable future for us all. Planting trees means cleaner air with less CO2 in the atmosphere (slowing...
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Nature's Revival Blog
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Derek in the nursery
Eco-sourced seeds contributing to plant species with conservation importance
When Derek Craig, Restoration Nursery Manager at Kaipātiki Project sat down to read Auckland Council’s newly published report titled “Conservation status of vascular plant species in Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland 2023” then mapped those species against Kaipātiki Project nursery’s species spreadsheet he was chuffed to realise that of the 96 species of vascular plants...
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Butterflies and moths in our gardens
Kaipātiki Project is beginning a habitat creation journey to enhance the environment for local native butterflies & moths. We are following Moths & Butterflies of NZ Trust guidelines to plant native caterpillar food plants and nectar species for adult insects.
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Jessie Tonar Scout Reserve, saving the world one place at a time
The Kūmara Awards 2021 have been awarded to celebrate incredible placemaking happening across Aotearoa. It is a community-driven showcase of the outstanding placemaking projects happening in our communities. Kōre te kūmara e kōrero ana mo tōna ake reka.
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Kaipātiki Project can only operate because of the generosity of our funders, partners and supporters. For a full list, please click here.

We are humbled by the aroha and the support of every single connection. THANK YOU!

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