Tiroroa Ave. Sustainable Neighbourhood


Tiroroa Ave SN is a relatively new sustainable neighbourhood, where the residents are committed to replacing invasive exotic weeds with native plantings in the intertidal zone along the Whau River esplanade behind their properties, from Tiroroa Avenue through to Wairata Reserve in Te Atatu South.

The neighbourhood’s vision is to provide an effective eco-system for native flora and fauna, which will also provide effective storm water drainage and improve water quality.

Neighbourhood goals also include planting freely accessible edible plants (fruit trees) in reserves to enhance the local community’s ability to live sustainably. Also to establish a local communication network and links that could be utilised in the future for other environmentally friendly works like mangrove cleans ups, swap meets or disaster relief.

Contact either of the co-coordinators of the Tiroroa Ave Sustainable Neighbourhood for more information Lorraine Turner – Ph: 09 837 0119 or Gabbie Milne-Rodrigues – Ph: 09 835 4664.

OR contact Natalie Wilkinson, Sustainable Neighbourhood Facilitator at The Whau River Catchment Trust 09 827 3374 OR email at natalie@whauriver.org.nz