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Kaipatiki Project

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Contact Person: 
Hamish Hopkinson
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Centre: 17 Lauderdale Road, Birkdale, North Shore, Auckland 0626. We care for over 70 hectares of
native bush and streams in Witheford Reserve and Eskdale Reserve Network in Birkdale/Glenfield.
New Zealand
The Kaipatiki Project Environment Centre is about connecting people to the environment - our work spreads Auckland-wide. Started by one woman in 1998, we are passionate about protecting and enhancing native bush, and educating the community to care for their environment. We specialise in practical, hands-on courses for all ages focusing on native plant propagation, edible gardening, healthy living, composting and waste minimisation. Our native plant nursery can produce around 20,000 new native plants a year which are grown with volunteer help from seeds collected locally. Kaipatiki Project offers a diverse range of volunteering opportunities both in the nursery and restoring local native bush.
Principal Sponsors: ASB Community Fund, Ministry for the Environment and Auckland Council