Waipapa Stream regeneration

The Waipapa Stream regeneration programme incorporates pest plant control and replacement native planting along the open section of Waipapa Stream in Parnell.

We facilitate regular working bees to carry out essential tasks such as weeding, mulching, native plantings, animal pest control, and progress monitoring. Thanks to the invaluable support of Auckland Council and the Waitematā Local Board, we've been actively engaged in restoring native vegetation along the historically significant Waipapa Stream, located behind Gibraltar Crescent in Parnell. Since 2018, Kaipātiki Project has played a pivotal role in this regeneration effort, working alongside Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei and dedicated local volunteers.

We aim to restore the natural environment and return the native biodiversity to this site by reducing the number of introduced environmental weeds and pest animals, and replacing them with native vegetation from the Tāmaki Ecological District that will feed and shelter native species year-round. The stream's re-vegetation will help increase bank stability, reduce erosion, slow the flow of sediment entering the stream, and improve the habitat for aquatic species.