Project Title: The Brookby Project - Papakura Stream

Funding Close Date: 30 Nov 2019 (1 month 11 days remaining)



Metres Planted:
59 m

NZD $3254.5

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

Project Description:

About Us

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 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.    

Our Project

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 Need Your Support

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! 

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