This year's Challenge is all about putting the strategies developed during the June 2019 PPPC community workshop into action.

Most of urban Palmerston North City is built on top of Te Kawau Stream catchment and the 2019 PPPC sampling results showed that it is also where the largest amount of plastic litter is accumulating. Te Kawau Stream is therefore the focus of our first, pilot, neighbourhood restoration project. Let's all work together to give it a spring clean and some TLC!

We're also running events in parallel with the aim of finding local solutions to try to prevent plastic getting back into our urban waterways.

The Arohatia Te Kawau programme was released at our Launch Event on Monday 31 August and a printable version can be downloaded here.


The printable programme is current as of 22 September 2020. All dates, times and venues are subject to change at short notice.

We will endeavour to keep this webpage accurate and up to date. More detailed information about upcoming events will be added as they get closer. Watch this space.

Everyone is welcome.

Come along, join in and help to make Palmy proud of it's urban streams again!

Following the Arohatia Te Kawau spring clean-ups, we will be conducting citizen science stream sampling across the city (and beyond) in early 2021. Please get in contact if you are interested in getting involved.