Nature’s Revival Blog
Read our latest thoughts on our activities and the natural world around us. Share in nature’s revival.
Kaipātiki Project recognised at Mayoral Conservation Awards 2020
In a company of amazing volunteers, community groups, Auckland Local Boards’ representatives, former Auckland Deputy Mayor Penny Hulse and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff, Kaipātiki Project joined the celebrations of Mayoral Conservation Awards on 28 November 2020.
Movember meets Mulch to raise awareness for men's health
Kaipātiki Project has teamed up with Nick Molcsan, a young Project Manager with a vision, for an unusual mission connecting Movember with Mulch!

As an environmental organisation, Kaipātiki Project can provide as much mulch as Nick and his mates can lift, but is always looking for volunteers to help it spread...
Barfoot & Thompson supports us
We are delighted to welcome on board our newest sponsor, Barfoot & Thompson. Auckland’s largest real estate agency works across all the regions that we do, and are very supportive of our mission.
Your West Support Fund helping Engine Bay Nursery
A great story published by The Trusts about Kaipātiki Project and how Your West Support Fund helps us continue carry our work. "Auckland-wide environmental group Kaipātiki Project is just one of many community organisations to benefit from the Your West Support Fund.
Single sex trees or Dioecious in New Zealand
New Zealand is full of many unique plants & animals.  One aspect of our native plant life that attracts attention is the fact that many plants are of a single-sex or dioecious (two houses).
Te Mana o te Taiao featuring Kaipātiki Project
On behalf of Aotearoa New Zealand, the Department of Conservation led the development of Te Mana o te Taiao - Aotearoa New Zealand Biodiversity Strategy 2020.  View full document here. We are humbled and proud that some of our work features in the strategy document (page 30).
Garden your way to happiness
The happiness people experience when we’re gardening is similar to that of biking or walking, a new study has found.
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.
Conservation groups series on RNZ - Listen to our interview
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.
Check our YouTube channel
In 2019 we started developing our YouTube channel by adding more videos about our nursery, plants and our projects.
Te Ara Awataha restoration project
Te Ara Awataha, Northcote’s new greenway, is a 1. 5km network of existing and new reserves that will run through the Northcote neighbourhood, connecting the town centre, schools and homes.
Mayoral Conservation Awards 2019
On 19 September 2019, our Restoration Activator Neil Henderson and two students (Jack Lee and Tia McNichol), who are part of the Hobsonville Point Pesky Pests team, attended Mayoral Conservation Awards ceremony. Pesky Pests had been nominated for the Collaboration Award and were up against four other groups.
New look. Same passion for nature
Born from the passion to ‘weed the bush’, Kaipātiki Project is coming of age and now celebrating its 21st birthday, the occasion that has welcomed a new look.
Conservation week stories
This year we were celebrating Conservation Week, and as a part of the celebration, we asked people to share their conservation activities with us. Thank you for sharing your stories. Each story is interesting, unique and inspirational.