Te Ara Awataha restoration project
24 October 2019
Te Ara Awataha restoration project is a collaboration between Kaipātiki Project, Panuku Development and Auckland Council to restore Jessie Tonar Scout Reserve. This bush-clad reserve at the end of Kākā Street is home to the source of the Awataha Stream and has deep significance to local Mana Whenua. The flow-on effects from Te Ara Awataha will be significant, contributing to numerous ecological and social improvements the whole community will benefit from for years to come. The restoration project will include weeding, planting and education days. Join us to learn about the ecology of Northcote and meet the local community.
Since March 2019, we have been clearing plant species that are in the wrong place. As part of our Matariki celebrations, we had lots of help to infill a small number of native plants on the site. We’ve also discovered that the harakeke is of high quality. We’ll continue working on cleaning up some of the harakeke stands. Our focus is starting to shift to some of the wild ginger onsite. Come down and give us a hand!
Different volunteers and community groups have been involved in restoring this area. 
City Mission
Volunteer Interview