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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 run a thriving native plant nursery, facilitate native ngahere, streams & estuary regeneration, and provide conservation volunteering opportunities at our nursery, teaching garden and in our wider restoration projects. We also offer practical education, organise events about sustainable living for different age groups, and promote zero waste initiatives. We have an online shop where you can buy plants in bulk, offer a range of corporate volunteering & sponsorship opportunities, a membership option and welcome partnership collaborations.

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
29 November 2022
We are establishing a regular restoration volunteer group in Eskdale Reserve and meet weekly. Join other local people and make your mark in this significant ecological area. We are looking for...
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Craft Group - Open Sessions
02 December 2022
We encourage reusing and upcycling instead of throwing things away. As a result, we're running an Open Craft Group every Friday at the Zero Waste Hub Northcote.Bring along your craft project and join...
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All at Once: Eskdale Reserve Litter Cleanup
03 December 2022
Join us at the beautiful Eskdale Reserve for a day in the bush, picking up litter along the stream and within the reserve to make it pristine again, as nature intended!We have teamed up with musician...
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Nature's Revival Blog
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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.
September 2021 Newsletter
Welcome to our Mahuru newsletter. The name Mahuru is a shortened version of ‘Te ahunga o uruao’ which means the new generation of whitebait.  Another name for September is Hepetema.
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Our core partners

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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