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Our Work

We inspire and empower people to share in nature's revival and live lightly on the planet.

  • Our approach is to make it easy, practical, impactful, community-connected and fun.
  • We treasure mātauranga Māori and practise concepts of good stewardship.
  • Knowledge and skills lie with many people and so we create opportunities for sharing and exchange.

 

View our work and get involved
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Native Plant Nursery
We eco-source, propagate and pot up tens of thousands of native plants every year to help restore the bush for our native birds, animals and plants, and remove carbon from our atmosphere.
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Teaching Garden
Our vision is that everyone's food needs are met from local sources, and therefore to support and enable people to grow locally as well as sustainably.
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Compost Collective
Diverting organic waste from landfills. With help of keen composting tutors, we offer FREE composting courses around Auckland about worm farming, bokashi buckets & traditional composting bins. 
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Iwi, Hapū, Community Nursery Network
A place where Community Nursery people can share and exchange information about growing New Zealand native plants, seed sourcing, propagation tips, setting up infrastructure and general trouble shooting.
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Eskdale Reserve Restoration
We have been active in this area for over 21 years, forming the heartbeat of our restoration activity. Activities range from planting, weeding, pest management and regular educational initiatives.
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Te Ara Awataha Restoration
Since March 2019, we have been privileged to be a part of the Te Ara Awataha greenway. Our work has been based in leading regenerative activities in the Jessie Tonar Scout Reserve in Northcote, Auckland.
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Kaipātiki Stream Care
In partnership with EIA Ltd and four local schools, we're running Stream Care Community Science monitoring, with data being reported to NZ Water Citizens Database and NZ Freshwater Fish Database.
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Upper Harbour Restoration
As a member of Upper Harbour Ecology Network (UHEN), Kaipātiki Project has been active in this area for many years, including running a native plant nursery site at Hobsonville Point, pest monitoring and running restoration activity.
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Mātauranga Māori
We aim to build capability of local community for learning about indigenous ecological knowledge, so they are empowered to protect the unique habitats and ecosystem in a way that achieves the aspirations of mana whenua to realise Māori outcomes.
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Living Lightly
Let's collectively reduce environmental footprint by reusing, repairing and rethinking what we do and how we do it. Change today for better today & tomorrow.
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Education
We deliver sustainable living workshops, events and experiences open to everyone. As we prepare for the upcoming rebuild of the Kaipātiki Project EnviroHub, we find ourselves in an exciting space with the opportunity to reimagine and refocus our contribution to education for sustainability in Auckland’s north.
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Community Group Networking & Support
We are committed to sharing our skills and understanding among the community of practitioners to sustain each other while reviving nature and living lightly on this planet.
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EcoFest North
A fantastic annual festival filled with 90+ environmental events, activities and sustainable living actions. With recent changes, we reinvented the festival into Backyard Actions that can take place right in our home.
Orange arrow pointing right
Native Plant Nursery
We eco-source, propagate and pot up tens of thousands of native plants every year to help restore the bush for our native birds, animals and plants, and remove carbon from our atmosphere.
Orange arrow pointing right
Teaching Garden
Our vision is that everyone's food needs are met from local sources, and therefore to support and enable people to grow locally as well as sustainably.
Orange arrow pointing right
Compost Collective
Diverting organic waste from landfills. With help of keen composting tutors, we offer FREE composting courses around Auckland about worm farming, bokashi buckets & traditional composting bins. 
Orange arrow pointing right
Iwi, Hapū, Community Nursery Network
A place where Community Nursery people can share and exchange information about growing New Zealand native plants, seed sourcing, propagation tips, setting up infrastructure and general trouble shooting.
Orange arrow pointing right
Eskdale Reserve Restoration
We have been active in this area for over 21 years, forming the heartbeat of our restoration activity. Activities range from planting, weeding, pest management and regular educational initiatives.
Orange arrow pointing right
Te Ara Awataha Restoration
Since March 2019, we have been privileged to be a part of the Te Ara Awataha greenway. Our work has been based in leading regenerative activities in the Jessie Tonar Scout Reserve in Northcote, Auckland.
Orange arrow pointing right
Kaipātiki Stream Care
In partnership with EIA Ltd and four local schools, we're running Stream Care Community Science monitoring, with data being reported to NZ Water Citizens Database and NZ Freshwater Fish Database.
Orange arrow pointing right
Upper Harbour Restoration
As a member of Upper Harbour Ecology Network (UHEN), Kaipātiki Project has been active in this area for many years, including running a native plant nursery site at Hobsonville Point, pest monitoring and running restoration activity.
Orange arrow pointing right
Mātauranga Māori
We aim to build capability of local community for learning about indigenous ecological knowledge, so they are empowered to protect the unique habitats and ecosystem in a way that achieves the aspirations of mana whenua to realise Māori outcomes.
Orange arrow pointing right
Living Lightly
Let's collectively reduce environmental footprint by reusing, repairing and rethinking what we do and how we do it. Change today for better today & tomorrow.
Orange arrow pointing right
Education
We deliver sustainable living workshops, events and experiences open to everyone. As we prepare for the upcoming rebuild of the Kaipātiki Project EnviroHub, we find ourselves in an exciting space with the opportunity to reimagine and refocus our contribution to education for sustainability in Auckland’s north.
Orange arrow pointing right
Community Group Networking & Support
We are committed to sharing our skills and understanding among the community of practitioners to sustain each other while reviving nature and living lightly on this planet.
Orange arrow pointing right
EcoFest North
A fantastic annual festival filled with 90+ environmental events, activities and sustainable living actions. With recent changes, we reinvented the festival into Backyard Actions that can take place right in our home.