Location: Brookby, Auckland
GPS Coordinates: -36.985446, 174.991579
Project Cost: NZD $48400
Cost per Metre: NZD $55
Metres to be planted: 880m
Field Partner: Auckland Council
Project ID: NI39
The weather is warming up and Christmas is just around the corner! Million Metres has the perfect way for you to help restore the Papakura stream, and get your Christmas presents sorted at the same time!
Head over to our Christmas page, choose one or more bundles of native trees to purchase, and the river you’d like them planted at – choose Papakura stream!
For each bundle of trees you’ll receive a beautiful e-card to gift on to a loved one, and your trees will be planted on the banks of the Papakura stream next winter and get to work restoring this precious waterway.
We are Conservation Volunteers New Zealand and we bring together volunteers to undertake conservation projects throughout New Zealand. We have teamed up with locals in the community to help restore a section of Papakura Stream which eventually flows out to the precious Manukau Harbour. We are really excited and grateful to be working with the landowner who sees the great restoration value for this section of the stream.
The Papakura catchment has seen a lot of change over the years with land clearance and loss of stream bank habitat. This project area is part of a large catchment and it will take a lot of community effort working together to restore the streams that flow to the Manukau Harbour.
This is the start of a big, exciting, potential series of projects that will enhance the health of the catchment. The plants will help to stabilise banks, prevent erosion, reduce sediment entering the water as well as providing habitat for birds, lizards and insects.
This is within the Forest and Bird’s South East Wild Link project area and these native plants and trees will provide potential important habitat for Kaka, Bellbirds, Kereru and Tui as well as New Zealand’s only native mammal, the long tailed bat.
We are restoring a section of the Papakura Stream with native plants and trees. We will be working with the local community including Brookby Primary School. The children will come and help with the planting and learn about the importance of healthy waterways. We will also have groups of volunteers helping with the site preparation, planting and maintenance of the site. The plants will be eco sourced and provided by Te Whangai Trust. This project site will require a fair amount of preparation to remove the woody weeds that are already along the stream edge. The land owner has already made a start to clear some of the weed species from the area.
We are raising $48400 to help restore this important waterway. Over the years the riparian planting that we will carry out in this area will benefit the biodiversity and water quality of the Papakura Stream. We are so grateful for all the donations to this project to allow us to carry out this important work – Thank you so much for your support!
|Chow Hill Architects||$1,567.73||28.50m||15 Nov 2019|
|Anonymous||$20.00||0.36m||02 Nov 2019|
|University Of Auckland Business School Speaker Gifts||$240.00||4.36m||18 Oct 2019|
|Sustainable Business Network||$1,000.00||18.18m||10 Oct 2019|
|Zara Young||$110.00||2.00m||02 Oct 2019|
|James Stephens||$80.00||1.45m||30 Sep 2019|
|Lauren Glass||$30.00||0.55m||27 Sep 2019|
|Bruce Burns||$30.00||0.55m||12 Sep 2019|
|Gavin LEAR||$40.00||0.73m||10 Sep 2019|
|Galia Barhava-Monteith||$600.00||10.91m||26 Aug 2019|
|Alison Boos||$55.00||1.00m||22 Aug 2019|
|Kevin Jerram||$55.00||1.00m||11 Aug 2019|
|Josh Borthwick||$75.00||1.36m||01 Aug 2019|
|Rob Wilkinson||$87.00||1.58m||27 Jul 2019|
|Eryn Hooper||$20.00||0.36m||26 Jul 2019|
|Henry Christian-Slane||$110.00||2.00m||26 Jul 2019|
|Chow Hill Architects||$962.50||17.50m||10 Jul 2019|