Poukawa Stream

The Hastings-Havelock North Branch has worked with Hawke’s Bay Regional Council to restore the banks of the Poukawa Stream which drains the wetlands that form the Pekapeka Regional Park.

Our vision was to have the stream in a fit state to support aquatic and terrestrial life thus enabling birds to travel across our region from the Kaweka Ranges to the east coast.  To achieve this we have planted native trees and shrubs and cared for them over a period of four years concluding in 2017.


It is hoped that in the future there will be walkways enabling people to access this section of the Pekapeka Regional Park and our section of the stream will provide good aesthetics for people using such walkways.