Connecting Rangatahi to the Awa – Blockhouse Bay Intermediate

Last updated: 20 January 2023

About this event

When28th October 2022
WhereArchibald Park, Kelston
Type of eventAwa Connection
Funded byTe Whau Pathway Project

Thirty students from Room 1 at Blockhouse Bay Intermediate had the opportunity to learn about and voyage on Te Wai Whau.

These Year 8 students investigated the ecology and history of the awa and created large maps of their research. Later on, with the help of Auckland Sea Kayaks, the students were able to get out on the water and experience the Whau River for themselves.

This was the first time these students had been out on their local river! #RiverLove

This event, developed by HOOPLA, is part of a pilot project called Connecting Rangatahi to the Awa. The aim of this project is to find ways for all rangatahi to get to know their local river and how they can care for its health.


Here are a few of the maps of the Whau River that were created in class before the kids went out on the water.