Papakura Stream Restoration Project
The Papakura Stream Restoration Project is a large, multi-stakeholder, catchment wide programme that will restore and protect this important waterway and the habitat for the diverse species that call this area home. The project’s aim is to restore and protect stream banks and water quality, as well as habitat for native species. This restoration will include fencing planting native trees and shrubs, water quality monitoring, plant maintenance, and community engagement. Restoration will take place on both public land, in partnership with Manurewa, Franklin and Papakura Local Boards, and private land, in partnership with farmers and other landowners. This project will also require the support of the local community and the corporate community in the form of volunteering, sponsorship and partnerships. In 2021, the programme kicked off with the planting of 12,000 native trees and installation of 400m of fencing. Thanks to partners such as AMP, this project grew much larger in 2022 with at least 41,000 trees planted in the 2022 planting season.