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

Events

Take part

 The 'Sunday Arvo at the Savoy', Sunday 8th September 1-3pm.  GETT Enviro Restoration Group, in partnership with Project Twin Streams Glen Eden. Marnie from wai Care will be going through water testing; we will be doing a small stream clean up followed by kai & conversation. Meet at the bottom of Savoy Road.

Glen Eden Transition Town (GETT), Monday September 2nd 7-9pm. Meeting at the staffroom at Glen Eden Primary School (3 Glenview Rd) to discuss all manner of sustainability initiatives in Glen Eden; community gardens, waste minimisation, and caring for our environment.
 Lucinda Place Community Orchard Working Bee, Saturday August 31st 2-4pm. Bring your tools and kids to get into some composting, mulching and weeding around the fruit trees.
2013 Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Seminar. Monday September 9, 9.30-5pm, Auckland Museum. Catch up wtith the latest research, inspiring stories and the process of marine spatial planning. Leading national and international speakers. $30 + booking fee inc. teas and lunch. To Register click here.

Solar Hot Water; Save the Bees!; Seed Bombs and Guerilla Gardening and MORE.  Here is the Sustainable Living Centre workshop programme for July/August.

Hall of Fame

Mainly Monkeez  Holiday Programme have been enthusiastically planting and mulching their Bishop Stream next to the Glen Eden Scout Den at Ceramco Park (where they are based for school holidays & for after school care). It has been great working with these highly motivated children from Konini Primary School who have amazing understanding about streams and their environment. 
 

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
August e-pānui

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

In July we had a wonderful Junior Stream Ranger Day involving Glen Eden Intermediate, Glen Eden Primary, Prospect and Konini students coming together for an Arts & Enviro Day. It was a wholistic study of our environment, creating art as well as making a positive improvement to their stream by planting.

Large sculptures of people (led by Kristin Kell) were created from natural materials for an art exhibition to celebrate & honour 10 years of Project Twin Streams.This art exhibition will be held at Westcity Shopping Mall in Henderson in October.

Marnie from Waicare ran a workshop with the enthusiastic students studying the water quality of the local streams as well as observing the creatures currently present there.

The kids also got to plant over 200 plants to widen the riparian edge of Bishop Stream at Ceramco Park next to the scout den.

It was a brilliant day of learning & action for all the adults and children.

What is hot...

We have taken on 2 new stream restoration areas as of July 1st. Above is a part of the Wirihana/Kowhai Wetland we are working in now. The other area we now look after is In what we call reach 25 that runs from the area opposite the rear of Glenora Clubrooms along to the bridge at the bottom of Routley Drive on the cycle way side of the Waikumete Stream.

What is not...

This pile of junk came out of the wetland area mentioned above. Unfortunatley our stream and wetland areas were [and still are] used like dumps.

Bee Awareness Month

August in New Zealand is Bee Awareness Month.  A chance for us to take a little time to think about the humble bee, the choices we make, how they might effect bees, reflect and make little changes in our life to help support their health and population. They need our help as much as we need theirs. The bee population is in serious decline on a world wide scale. Bee Aware Month is raising public awareness about the plight of the humble bee. Helping bees get the nutrition they need can be a s simple as planting some bee friendly fodder in your garden, use organic methods in your garden, providing a clean water source for the bees to cool down and mow less often so the clover can become bee fodder. If you come across a swarm of bees contact a local beekeeper to collect it. The National Beekeepers Association website has a good list of bee friendly plants for your garden.

Congestion
Free
Network

Generation 0 in association with Auckland Transport Blog have developed an exciting Congestion Free Network idea and vision for Auckland.
The vision is a network free of congestion that would have a high frequency public transport service of rail, buses and ferries on dedicated infrastructure separated from roads and
would give Aucklanders the freedom to choose between their cars and an efficient public transport system. 
Check out more detailed information here: congestionfree.co.nz
 

Auckland needs exciting ideas like a transport network free of congestion in order to become a livable low carbon city.

 


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