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Environment 29 Jan 2020

El Nino may put water tanks at risk

Rainwater tank owners are urged to conserve water, despite a wet start to the year.

Beaches 29 Jan 2020

How to – safely – help someone who's drowning

WaterSafe Auckland says the four R's of aquatic rescue – Recognise, Respond, Rescue, Revive – could save rescuers' lives.

Beaches 17 Dec 2019

Be a happy camper this summer

Our regional parks offer something for everyone, whether you’re a glamper, camper or outdoor survivalist.

Walkways 16 Dec 2019

Ranger recommendations: Whakanewha Regional Park

See Ranger Dan Beauchamp's favourite things to do at Whakanewha Regional Park.

Beaches 3 Dec 2019

Browns Bay beach swimmable again

The water quality issues in Browns Bay have been resolved just in time for summer.

Beaches 2 Dec 2019

Is your beach safe for swimming this summer?

Before you head down to the water this summer, check conditions on our Safeswim website.

Beaches 11 Nov 2019

Browns Bay beach remains a risk

Damaged wastewater pipes keep Browns Bay off-limits.

Environment 1 Nov 2019

Water quality results announced following NZICC fire

Water quality testing in Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour has helped understand the nature of water entering the stormwater system following the NZICC fire.

Beaches 30 Oct 2019

Landmark stormwater consents decision will protect environment and improve water quality

The Environment Court has granted Auckland Council a resource consent to improve the way it manages all stormwater discharges across the region.

Beaches 8 Oct 2019

Get your driving permit before you hit the beach this summer

Enjoy safe beach driving this summer – but don’t forget to get your permit before you head off.

Beaches 12 Sep 2019

How did Safeswim stack up last summer?

Water quality on the rise at local beaches thanks to Auckland Council’s Safeswim programme.

Beaches 28 Aug 2019

Safeswim switches on digital signs at local beaches

A wave of digital Safeswim signs are coming to another eight beaches around Auckland this summer.

Beaches 16 Aug 2019

Watercare educates its 100,000th pupil

Educator Sally Smith reached a special milestone this week when she taught Watercare’s 100,000th pupil.

Beaches 13 Aug 2019

Like-minds and moving messages at Manukau Harbour Symposium

The Manukau Harbour is under significant threat and communities taking the environmental mantel is the most important way to protect its health according to environmental experts at the 2019 Manukau Harbour Symposium.