Kia ora!

I’m Leah Nielsen and I’m excited to be joining Matuku Link as the new educator. I come from a teaching background, having taught primary school in both New Zealand and the UK, but my passion is the environment and wildlife. I love learning about the natural world and am excited to learn more at Matuku Link and pass on some of that knowledge.

This year I took a break from classroom teaching and have been working on the Papakura Stream Restoration Project, restoring the stream banks and planting native trees. I am looking forward to getting to know the Matuku Link community!

You can contact me on or come out to Matuku Link to say hello 🙂

Nga mihi, Leah