Tickling tuna (eels) at Freshwater Frenzy
05 April 2021
Recently eke Panuku was proud to support Community Waitakere activate the ‘Fresh Water Frenzy’ event within central Henderson at Falls Park.
This fun-filled community day focuses on promoting and highlighting the fragility of freshwater ecosystems and the diversity of wildlife within the neighbouring Twin streams.
The Twin Streams fall within the boundaries of Panuku’s Unlock Henderson programme which includes a key move to revitalise both the Oratia and the Opanuku Streams.
As Lisa Gooding, Senior Community Affairs Advisor West, Panuku says,
‘To introduce families and neighbourhoods to tuna in an interactive way, really builds an understanding and connection to these fresh water fish. This event starts conversations around ways we can all improve the future health for both nature and people within this neighbourhood.’
Eke Panuku is proud to support local events such as Fresh Water Frenzy in Henderson as it makes local educational initiatives accessible to all people within communities.
Community Waitāakere event organiser Sophie Barclay says
‘having Panuku involved means we can make even better, more professional events and keep them free, so local families can have access to these freshwater education days without any financial barriers.’