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Environment 19 Oct 2021

Meet Auckland's eco heroes

Not all heroes wear capes - many wear gumboots and carry traps. They are our eco heroes, people in our community who work to protect Auckland’s natural spaces and resources.

Environment 19 Oct 2021

Getting to Pest Free Auckland 2050

Getting to Pest Free Auckland 2050 will require effort from the whole community.

Environment 19 Oct 2021

The race to save the mighty kauri

Kauri is one of our most important native species – here’s how Auckland Council is helping to protect it.

Waste 15 Oct 2021

Lockdown no dampener for recycling truck fires

Hazardous waste in recycling bins has caused a truck fire – another challenge essential workers would rather not be facing under Alert Level 3.

Environment 14 Oct 2021

Targeted rates doing their work

Three years on from the introduction of the natural environment and water quality targeted rates, work continues to deliver positive outcomes for the city.

Environment 4 Oct 2021

Auckland Council's feedback on government Three Waters Reform proposal

Auckland's concerns with government proposal outlined.

Conservation 1 Oct 2021

Aspiring novice eager to find new role in pest detection

Biosecurity dog team welcome Watson

Conservation 29 Sep 2021

Jobs for Nature injects funds to support Kawau Island project

A $4.85m project to target the eradication of rats, stoats and possums on Kawau Island in the Hauraki Gulf has received an injection of $1.3m from the Government’s Jobs for Nature Fund through Predator Free 2050 Ltd.

Environment 17 Sep 2021

Illegal dumping continues to blight Howick

Illegal dumping is a problem across the Auckland region, but with Thomas Road in Flatbush becoming a hot-spot, Howick Local Board Chair Adele White wants it stopped.

Conservation 15 Sep 2021

Injection of funding to fast-track kauri dieback work programme

Auckland Council has been successful in securing $1.9m over two years from the DOC administered Jobs for Nature Fund to support kauri dieback work in the region.

Beaches 10 Sep 2021

New vehicle management measures for Muriwai Beach

Auckland Council’s Parks, Arts, Community and Events Committee has approved the introduction of a range of measures to better manage and control motorised vehicles accessing Te Oneone Rangatira / Muriwai Beach.

Waste 9 Sep 2021

Zero waste on the menu

Fair Food’s slogan is ‘Feeding People, Not Landfill’ and it’s living up to its zero waste dreams.

Environment 9 Sep 2021

Major water quality infrastructure project completed ahead of swim season

Aucklanders can now enjoy the benefits of better water quality with the completion of the Ōkahu Bay stormwater network separation project. The project, to separate stormwater from wastewater pipes, will directly improve the water quality in Ōkahu Bay, and the wider Hauraki Gulf.

Conservation 8 Sep 2021

2021 Mayoral Conservation Awards open for environmental champions

Your visionary approach and community effort could make you a winner.

Environment 7 Sep 2021

Illegal dumping outside op shops hurting charities

Leaving unwanted items outside op shops during lockdown is a costly headache for charities, and it could be a costly mistake for those responsible as well.

Community 2 Sep 2021

Board commits to Puhinui plan

The Puhinui Regeneration Strategy: Te Whakaoranga o te Puhinui, has been endorsed by Manurewa Local Board and Auckland Council will be one of its founding signatories.