Our urban environment in Katikati has magnificent reserves, esplanades and walkways that embrace our river, estuarine and harbour margins. They benefit the wellbeing of our community in so many ways.
Restoring healthy habitat and protecting these spaces to support a wealth of insect and bird life is a collaborative community effort.
Volunteers bring the energy, effort and determination to make a difference in our shared ‘backyard’. These include the Renaturing Katikati volunteers, meeting weekly to care for the Haiku park river reserve. Other residents make time to help with seasonal planting and weeding sessions. There is a pest-busting team who are focused on rats, mustelids, hedgehogs and feral cats.
We are very fortunate to be able to support the volunteer effort with our Katikati Environment Activator (KEA), a part-time role charged with planning, communication and coordination.