Newmarket stream restoration project

Our goal is to unite our community in working to clean our stream and ultimately our harbour, combat pest plants and pest animals,  plant many trees,  and create an oasis of bird and plant life in the city.

What We Do

Pest control

We do pest control in the restoration area using Good Nature traps, as well as traditional traps and bait stations maintained by the community members.

Weed and trash removal

Te Ngahere leads our weed control work according to a 5-year plan to restore the environment. We’ve removed a lot of household trash from the site and trash is removed by volunteers during planting events.


We have had 4 planting events so far, in 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 and planted 4350 trees in the valley.

We organise social gatherings around our planting events, as well as educational events for the community.

Our Project in Numbers


rat pulses every year


planting events


trees planted

Restoration Plan

Te Ngahere is working in the restoration area in 5 management units. Here is a map that shows where the units are located and what invasive species are dominant in those.

Read about our project on the Te Ngahere website

Latest updates

Winter 2022 newsletter

Dear All,  Herewith our update for the winter 2022.   As you will see our planting this year will be undertaken by the professionals due to the risky terrain being planted. However, we will still get together – please come to 9a Swinton Close on Sunday, June 19th, 3.30 – 5.30pm to ask your questions of our experts. And enjoy our snacks,Continue reading “Winter 2022 newsletter”

Supported By

Our Team

If you’d like to know more about From the Deck or the Newmarket stream restoration project,  please contact any of us.

Penny Hansen

pjhansen48@gmail.com, 021 585 078.

Carole Davies

carolejdavies@gmail.com, 021 848 165

Tushar Sharma

Website, newsletter, photography | tushar@imagen8.co.nz

Community and Other Groups

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These groups are a great inspiration!

Our neighbourhood group, Hapua Thrive in Remuera

Friends of Oakley Creek in Avondale

Friends of Le Roys Bush in Birkenhead

Kaipatiki project in Auckland

Million Metres streams project

Kereru by Penelope Hansen