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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.

What you might expect at a community day with Kaipātiki Project

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, youth and community groups. Connect with others who share your sustainable living values and purpose. 

Learn about sustainable living and environmental sustainability. Our education and volunteering are experiential, practical and hands-on.

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 here to share and learn.

Upcoming Events
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Eskdale Regeneration Champions
30 July 2024
Come and join us for a hands-on, behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to nurture and protect our local nature reserves!As regular volunteers led by expert ecologists, we're dedicated to preserving...
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Volunteer Welcome Day
01 August 2024
Have you ever wanted to volunteer with an environmental organisation?At Kaipātiki Project, we offer many opportunities for you to get involved in the work we do. Come and help us realise a greener...
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Witheford Reserve Regeneration Working Bee
06 August 2024
Get involved and join us for a hands-on experience at the Witheford Reserve working bee!Led by an expert ecologist, we're establishing a new volunteer group to regenerate this special reserve and...
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Nature's Revival Blog
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Embracing Conservation Volunteerism
We’re thrilled to share our whakaaro on conservation volunteerism and give you a glimpse into how volunteers make a difference at Kaipātiki Project. We were recently asked to reflect on our approach, and we are excited to showcase our volunteers' incredible impact on environmental regeneration and community engagement.
Whiringa-ā-Rangi 2023 Newsletter Highlights
Whiringa-ā-Rangi 2023
He kai kei aku ringa - There is food at the end of my hands.  Whiringa-ā-Rangi is a time to enjoy the new warmth as Kōanga begins to turn into Raumati.
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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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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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