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Zero Waste 11 Jan 2024

Funding available to cut food waste

The average New Zealand household throws away three shopping trolleys of food every year.

Beaches 10 Jan 2024

Harbour pollution seen up close

Manukau Harbour Forum chair Jon Turner has been out with Sea Cleaners to see contamination and pollution for himself.

14-24 year olds 1 Jan 2024

Explore the Manukau Harbour's beaches

Everone heads for the beach in summer - and almost always to the east coach. That means the Manukau Harbour is seldom crowded despite offering superb swimming.

Civil Defence / Emergency Management 19 Dec 2023

Summer storm preparedness takes a few simple steps

With summer well and truly upon us, it is timely to remember that the season not only brings sunny days but also the chance of stormy weather.

Community 18 Dec 2023

Make noise with consideration this holiday season

Noise consideration from both sides for the festive season

Council news 15 Dec 2023

3,500 reasons to put the health of freshwater first

Recent consultation with Aucklanders on how to improve the region’s rivers, lakes and streams has been hailed a success.

Community 14 Dec 2023

Animal Management Officer scores dream job

Why wouldn't you want a summer job like this!

Environment 7 Dec 2023

Auckland Council using AI technology to understand tree canopy cover changes

The council has a new tool to work towards its goal of increasing tree canopy across urban Auckland.

Council news 5 Dec 2023

Important milestone sees Te Whau Pathway construction recommence

The Te Whau Pathway, is one step closer to becoming a reality after construction resumed today, on a section of the pathway in Te Atatū.

Sports / Leisure 1 Dec 2023

Four super sporting facilities getting a well-deserved upgrade

Grassroots sporting organisations are the good-vibes glue that bring communities together.

Community 29 Nov 2023

Applications open for latest round of Ngā Hapori Momoho / Thriving Communities Grants

These grants are for regionally significant groups, services, events and activities that benefit residents across Auckland.

Community 29 Nov 2023

Auckland’s Long-term Plan of choices and trade-offs

The Long-term Plan is one of the main tools that helps to shape and improve our city.

Community 27 Oct 2023

Know where it’s safe to swim in the Waitematā

The rāhui and blanket public health advice not to swim in the Waitematā Harbour is starting to lift as green ticks return to Auckland’s safeswim.org.nz

Community 27 Oct 2023

Garden initiatives in the community – sharing kai and knowledge

Aucklanders are growing their skills thanks to three community garden initiatives that support food sovereignty in Tāmaki Makaurau.

Cleaning up our environment 17 Oct 2023

Blackgate project is a new, greener way forward

Some of us have money in the bank - Glasgow Contractors has concrete, sandbags made from leftover FIFA Women’s World Cup, materials, sugar cane pegs and a host of other carbon-saving initiatives.

Community 16 Oct 2023

Children learn how to build a solid future

Pakuranga Heights students have swapped the classroom for the garden, although they've had to build them first!