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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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Te Ara Awataha Event
15 August 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.
Forest Restoration Leaders Training
15 August 2020
For the last few years, Kaipātiki Project has run a leaders training program for those who would like to deepen their knowledge around native forest restoration. This year we are running a limited edition over four Saturday mornings starting this Saturday, July 11. Each of the four sessions involves some discussion and theory, then we get out to plant some native trees with members of the public attending. Three of the sessions are at our Kaipātiki Project Envirohub 17 Lauderdale Rd, Birkdale and one on Herald Island, near Hobsonville Point.
We are looking to start at 8.00 am at the Envirohub and move on to the plantings at 10.00 am. It will all be wrapped up at 12.30.

If you feel that you could benefit from the experience of our resident restoration people, Charmaine and Neil, please sign up for as many sessions as you can.

Forest Restoration Planting Day - Volunteers welcome
15 August 2020
Join us in planting time with our students from Forest Restoration Leaders Training. Spend some time outdoors to connect with nature and community while learning and restoring New Zealand forests.
Things to bring:
- Suitable closed-toed footwear – gumboots or boots
- Clothing appropriate for the weather
- Reusable water bottle
- Sun protection
Te Ara Awataha Event
15 August 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
Forest Restoration Leaders Training
15 August 2020
For the last few years, Kaipātiki Project has run a leaders training program for those who would like to deepen their knowledge around native forest restoration. This year we are running a limited edition over four Saturday mornings starting this Saturday, July 11. Each of the four sessions involves some discussion and theory, then we get out to plant some native trees with members of the public attending. Three of the sessions are at our Kaipātiki Project Envirohub 17 Lauderdale Rd, Birkdale and one on Herald Island, near Hobsonville Point.
We are looking to start at 8.00 am at the Envirohub and move on to the plantings at 10.00 am. It will all be wrapped up at 12.30.

If you feel that you could benefit from the experience of our resident restoration people, Charmaine and Neil, please sign up for as many sessions as you can.

Learn more
Forest Restoration Planting Day - Volunteers welcome
15 August 2020
Join us in planting time with our students from Forest Restoration Leaders Training. Spend some time outdoors to connect with nature and community while learning and restoring New Zealand forests.
Things to bring:
- Suitable closed-toed footwear – gumboots or boots
- Clothing appropriate for the weather
- Reusable water bottle
- Sun protection
Learn more
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Seasonal Vegies from KP
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The happiness people experience when we’re gardening is similar to that of biking or walking, a new study has found.
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Life in Eskdale Stream
Kaipātiki Project, in partnership with Freshwater Ecologist, Brett Stansfield from Environmental Impact Assessments Ltd and four local schools, is into our third year of Stream Care Community Science monitoring. The programme comprises children monitoring four stream sites located in four catchments of Kaipātiki.
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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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Kaipātiki Project can only operate because of the generosity of our funders, partners and supporters. THANK YOU!

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