Toitu te marae a tane toitu te
marae a tangaroa toitu te iwi
We are a group of passionate individuals and groups who are committed to the restoration, enhancement and use of the Pourewa Valley.
Our community-led vision is the overarching desire for what the Pourewa Valley will be like by 2040.
We see a future where the Pourewa Valley catchment is recognised as a world-class urban sanctuary of local, regional and national significance
A Pathway Network
Connection to history & culture
Enjoying, managing & protecting natural features.
Together our network came up with a set of aims to support the vision for the Pourewa Valley project.
Engage major landowners and the volunteer community to drive ecological improvements through the whole valley. Encourage/identify and equip leaders to drive this change.
Connect people to the valley (recreation, tourism, guardianship, conservation advocacy, education). Connect ecological improvements to contribute to region-wide biodiversity (wildlife movements, biodiversity corridors).
Share a common set of information (data, plans, events, learnings) upon which to base decisions. Create an information hub, with a delegated gatekeeper for this information.
Monitor, advocate for and improve water quality in the Pourewa Valley (stormwater, drains, streams, intertidal, estuarine, sea).
Enhance habitats to improve the population numbers and diversity of birds, bugs and fish.
Control pest plants and eliminate pest animals within the catchment.
Monitor baseline water quality, habitat quality and species diversity indicators against which improvements can be measured aligning with the monitoring taking place in Ōrākei Basin.