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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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Stout Trust – Community Planting Day
31 July 2021
We are pleased to host our next community planting day, supported kindly by The Stout Trust, proudly managed by Perpetual Guardian.

Eskdale Reserve Network sits at the heart of how Kaipātiki Project has come to be. The reserve combined at 74 hectares, is one of the most unique urban forest eco systems and the largest urban forest in the Tāmaki ecological area. Eskdale Reserve has recently been reclassified as a “Significant Ecological Area” under the Auckland Council Unitary Plan. Forming part of the North-West Wildlink, it provides large areas of continuous urban native vegetation. The network encompasses depleted Kauri podsols on the ridgeline through broadleaf/podocarp forest, down to saltwater edge plants, including one of the few remaining swamps in Auckland containing Swamp Maire (Myrtle family) a rarity and treasured species threatened by Myrtle Rust.

Join us to regenerate and lift the mauri of our beautiful urban reserve through our planting this season.
Laundry Products Making
07 August 2021
Julie has developed and researched non-toxic products for you to safely use in your home. Take a break, enjoy the coffee and take in all of Julie's expertise to keep your home chemical-free. Julie will walk you through how to produce healthy, safe products that keep your family nurtured and protected.

You will learn how to make:
• Jif (equivalent)
• Washing Powder
• Washing Liquid
• Clothes Softener
• Wood Polish
• General Purpose
• Glass Cleaner
• Window & Mirror Cleaner
• Bath Scrub
• Toilet Bowl Cleaner
• Infused Vinegars for cosmetic and laundry
• Carpet Deodoriser
• Air Freshener

Venue: Bayview Community Centre, 72 Bayview Road, Bayview

Registrations close on 5 August.
Te Ara Awataha Restoration Day
07 August 2021
We are pleased to host our next community regeneration day at Jessie Tonar Scout Reserve as part of our ongoing work. We have been busy with several volunteering crews clearing up sections and preparing for our upcoming planting season. We need a bit more help with all the planting preparation so please join us if you are free. By clearing out the weeds now, we will have more space available for planting in the coming season.

Since March 2019, Kaipātiki Project has had the privilege working with mana whenua and members of the community as part of the Eke Panuku Development Auckland "Unlock Northcote" project. Working to deliver on the aspirations of the Take Mauri Take Hono mauri indicator framework developed by mana whenua, Kaipātiki Project is piloting this whole systems approach for community restoration. This framework will guide efforts to boost the mauri (life essence) of the stream, improve water quality and allow it to become a habitat for birds, insects, and tuna (eels) once more. It will also reconnect the community to this lost environmental taonga (treasure) through the wider stream daylighting project.
Stout Trust – Community Planting Day
31 July 2021
We are pleased to host our next community planting day, supported kindly by The Stout Trust, proudly managed by Perpetual Guardian.

Eskdale Reserve Network sits at the heart of how Kaipātiki Project has come to be. The reserve combined at 74 hectares, is one of the most unique urban forest eco systems and the largest urban forest in the Tāmaki ecological area. Eskdale Reserve has recently been reclassified as a “Significant Ecological Area” under the Auckland Council Unitary Plan. Forming part of the North-West Wildlink, it provides large areas of continuous urban native vegetation. The network encompasses depleted Kauri podsols on the ridgeline through broadleaf/podocarp forest, down to saltwater edge plants, including one of the few remaining swamps in Auckland containing Swamp Maire (Myrtle family) a rarity and treasured species threatened by Myrtle Rust.

Join us to regenerate and lift the mauri of our beautiful urban reserve through our planting this season.
Learn more
Laundry Products Making
07 August 2021
Julie has developed and researched non-toxic products for you to safely use in your home. Take a break, enjoy the coffee and take in all of Julie's expertise to keep your home chemical-free. Julie will walk you through how to produce healthy, safe products that keep your family nurtured and protected.

You will learn how to make:
• Jif (equivalent)
• Washing Powder
• Washing Liquid
• Clothes Softener
• Wood Polish
• General Purpose
• Glass Cleaner
• Window & Mirror Cleaner
• Bath Scrub
• Toilet Bowl Cleaner
• Infused Vinegars for cosmetic and laundry
• Carpet Deodoriser
• Air Freshener

Venue: Bayview Community Centre, 72 Bayview Road, Bayview

Registrations close on 5 August.
Learn more
Te Ara Awataha Restoration Day
07 August 2021
We are pleased to host our next community regeneration day at Jessie Tonar Scout Reserve as part of our ongoing work. We have been busy with several volunteering crews clearing up sections and preparing for our upcoming planting season. We need a bit more help with all the planting preparation so please join us if you are free. By clearing out the weeds now, we will have more space available for planting in the coming season.

Since March 2019, Kaipātiki Project has had the privilege working with mana whenua and members of the community as part of the Eke Panuku Development Auckland "Unlock Northcote" project. Working to deliver on the aspirations of the Take Mauri Take Hono mauri indicator framework developed by mana whenua, Kaipātiki Project is piloting this whole systems approach for community restoration. This framework will guide efforts to boost the mauri (life essence) of the stream, improve water quality and allow it to become a habitat for birds, insects, and tuna (eels) once more. It will also reconnect the community to this lost environmental taonga (treasure) through the wider stream daylighting project.
Learn more
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Nature's Revival Blog
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National Volunteer Week 2021
National Volunteer Week 2021
Celebrating our volunteers

With a National Volunteer Week on 20 - 26 June 2021, we look at the power and potential of volunteering, Mahi Aroha and social action raising everyday not only in New Zealand but universally. We look at Recognising, Connecting and Reimagine volunteering in Aotearoa.
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A Sense of Place in Environmental Community Care Groups
Maya Kalbarczyk from University of Auckland (Geography Research Project), used Kaipātiki Project as a case study to research a sense of place.
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May 2021 Newsletter
Tēnā koutou,

EcoFest North 2021 is behind us as we welcome the planting season and continue restoring our ecosystem that has been degraded, damaged or destroyed.  Everyone can be part of protecting, restoring and enhancing NZ's biodiversity.
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Our supporters

Kaipātiki Project can only operate because of the generosity of our funders, partners and supporters. THANK YOU!

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