Te Ara Awataha restoration
Since March 2019 - Kaipātiki Project has 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. Over the 12 months - Neil, Takutai and Sam from Kaipātiki Project have been active in this small Northcote Reserve every month.
Our amazing community stewards
We have been really fortunate to have had so many community members and groups contribute to this work. Some of our younger volunteers have come from the local school, Northcote Intermediate, as part of the William Pike Challenge. Others have come from Carmel College and beyond. We have had Nick Monks from Auckland Libraries help us out with a few videos!
A growing number of neighbours have spent considerable time with us over 2019. We have had some neighbours participate in almost every single community restoration day. Some neighbours have been our eyes and ears, taking photos and recordings of all the interesting "going-ons" when we aren't able to be there. We've had reports of kōtare, tuī and kererū in the reserve to sightings of the banded-kokopu in the stream. We have even had a sighting and photograph of kākā - a first in 30 years by neighbours. Another one of our amazing neighbours has generously watered the garden when we have not been able to be there.
Thank you to our funders and supporters!