Upper Waitematā regeneration

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Clearwater CoveActive in the area since 2012, Kaipātiki Project developed a volunteer native plant nursery and food gardens at Engine Bay in Hobsonville Point.

We are an active member of the Upper Waitematā Ecology Network (UWEN) which is an open forum for a range of groups and organisations who collaborate to restore and regenerate the ecologies of the Upper Waitematā Harbour. 

We engage the community to participate in species and freshwater monitoring and regenerating their local environment, working with local volunteers, groups and schools on a regular basis to accelerate the necessary work required to improve the native eco-systems in this area.


Pekapeka tou roa - Long Tailed Bats

In 2022, a new collaboration between Kaipātiki Project and Community Waitakere was established to undertake surveys of Pekapeka tou roa (Long Tailed Bats) across Kaipātiki and the wider Auckland North-West local board areas. This ongoing study is aimed at filling in some big gaps in our knowledge of bat presence in these areas through training local people to use automatic and handheld bat detectors. 

Clearwater Cove Reserve regeneration

We run community regeneration activities of Clearwater Cove Reserve and the wetlands, adjacent to the West Harbour Marina, one of Auckland’s most significant estuarial wetlands, as recognised by DOC. It is currently in a state of neglect with serious incursions of invasive weed species, and it harbours animal pest species like rats and possums that are a direct threat to wildlife including cryptic bird species such as the Moho Pererū/NZ Banded Rail and Tuturiwhatu/Banded Dotterel.  

Lucas Creek area regeneration

We engage with a range of community, organisations and stakeholders to establish a continuous line of animal pest control adjacent to the estuary in Lucas Creek, building on animal predator control to include bird monitoring and explore opportunities to undertake weed removal and replanting of natives. 

Habitat Hobsonville group

Kaipātiki Project was instrumental in establishing a new community restoration volunteer group Habitat Hobsonville to reflect their passion for restoration of the natural habitat. The group has joined the UWEN and collaborate with Kaipātiki Project and other groups around the Upper Waitematā. We continue to encourage and enable other neighbourhood groups to start regular restoration work. 


We appreciate our funders and partners! 

Auckland CouncilUHLB

Stout Trust


Habitat Hobsonville

UWENCommunity Waitakere