Porirua City Council

Porirua City Council
Streamside Planting Programme

Porirua City Council's Streamside Planting programme includes educational opportunities for students in Primary, Intermediate and Secondary schools, to take ownership and build a deep connection with their local environment. It is tailored to meet the needs of teachers and learners, linked to curriculum, and can be integrated across your whole school.

Our experienced educator can work with you to deliver learning that could include:

  • Water catchment education
  • Engaging field trips to wetlands, estuaries, streams, Te Awarua-o-Porirua Harbour
  • Water quality testing
  • Kaitiaki planting sessions
  • Litter clean ups
  • Community service activities

Email us to find out more: streamside.planting@poriruacity.govt.nz

Background to the Planting Programme

Porirua City Council, in partnership with Ngāti Toa, is implementing a stream management and planting programme throughout the Porirua district. Our vision is to improve the mauri of Te Awarua-o-Porirua/Porirua Harbour and its waterways, and their biological and ecological health.

A transformational programme to improve the water quality and biodiversity of our streams and harbour - restoring the mauri of Te Awarua-o-Porirua Harbour

The programme aims to plant the banks of all the streams that run into our harbour, from the top of the Paekākāriki Hill in the north, to Churton Park and Newlands in the south.