Read on for news, events and information from the Project Twin Streams Glen Eden team. 
Project Twin Streams Glen Eden


Glen Eden Christmas Parade: Saturday 16th November from 2pm. Get your Santa hat out!
La Rosa Garden Reserve Opening Celebration. Saturday November 16, 10-3.30pm. 10 La Rosa St. Green Bay.

Unitary Plan Open Day. Henderson Civic Monday18th November 1-8pm. Information on the seminars here.

Friday Night at the Savoy. Friday November 29, 6pm on the cycleway at the bottom of Savoy Rd, Glen Eden. BBQ, bring kai to share; music and party to celebrate the end of a great year!
Glen Eden Christmas Carnival. Saturday December 7th at Parrs Park  11am-4 pm. Bigger and better than ever!  We're going to be there, come and say hi.

Hall of Fame

Wilhelmina Wastenot  tirelessly removes heaps of rubbish & waste from her stream reusing it in her incredible creative art installations. Her keen eye for weeds has helped restore her streamside bush to a pristine state.
Wilhelmina never uses motor vehicles as she is concerned about the harmful effect with heavy metals running into our stormwater drains  & poisoning the stream & its creatures. Isn't she gorgeous?

Get in Touch

Alanah Mullin 
Stream Ranger
09 813 2285
021 308 268
Tony Phillips
Stream Ranger
09 813 2285
021 308813
Pamela Gill
Community Coordinator
09 813 2063
021 308 257

Our Streams Our Dreams
November e-pānui

Tēnā koutou katoa, nau mai haere mai ki ō tātou e-pānui

Project Twin Streams are pleased to be honouring 10 years of successful community action restoring West Auckland streams. Last month an exhibition highlighting the key aspects, events and action achieved was held at Henderson (Westfield) Shopping Mall.

We have now brought the exhibition to the Glen Eden Library for the whole of November - please check it out!
'Stream People' sculptures made of natural material collected by children from Glen Eden schools are featured in the display windows at the entrance and photos of local Glen Eden events and community members involved over the years are displayed inside the library.

Can you help us name these three friends of Wilhelmina Wastenot? We are looking for names to reflect the Project Twin Streams values and what we stand for. Go on give us your bright ideas via facebook or by email. Please include a matching bio for each person if you can.

'Stream People'...

Help us name Wilhelmina's friends..

Project Twin Stream 10 Years Exhibition.

Many of the community of West Auckland who have been involved in Project Twin Streams gathered together at the Exhibititon at Henderson (Westfield) Shopping Mall in October.

Pest of the Month 

Chinese privet is in rampant flower in Glen Eden at the moment which looks pretty but is a scourge for many people as well as the environment! The flowers can cause respiratory problems for people at this time of year. Environmentally it is incredibly invasive preventing the establishment of native plant seedlings.

It is a challenging plant to remove, pulling or digging out of the young seedlings is the best but once saplings take root various chemical methods can be used. Alternatively manual means such as cutting the tree near to the ground and covering the stump with black polythene, tying tightly to the bottom of the stump, effectively excluding all light to the tree.  This should prevent the tree from regrowing or at least slow down any growth. Check every 3 months stripping any new shoots and recovering with the black polythene.

Celebrating Our Natives

I was lucky enough recently to meet the elusive beautiful pūriri moth up close and personal.  I say elusive because whilst pūriri caterpillars live for up to 7 years, once they emerge as a moth they only live for 2 days during the months of October-December!  This gives them enough time to mate and for the female to lay approximately 2,000 eggs amongst the leaf litter on the forest floor.  They are N.Z.'s largest moth with a wingspan of 15cm and are usually only seen at night as they tend to hide from predators during the day.

Pūriri caterpillars burrow inside of trees, with a special preference for natives such as pūriri, putaputawētā, houhere, and makomako where they suck the sap of the tree for sustenance to eventually undergo metamorphosis into a pūriri moth.

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