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Environment 29 Feb 2024

Changes to your kerbside recycling collection – get across the new standards

To help Aotearoa become a circular economy where materials are re-used as much as possible, there are now new nationwide standards for recycling.

Conservation 27 Feb 2024

Showing off their sleuthing skills to Hawaiian mates!

Auckland Council’s biosecurity dog team is demonstrating their skills to their Hawaiian counterparts.

Environment 26 Feb 2024

New report reveals state of freshwater fish species in Auckland region

Secretive and mysterious - what lies beneath our waterways?

Environment 21 Feb 2024

Sunny skies, new methods: Tara Iti thrives, New Zealand's rarest bird

The tara iti/New Zealand fairy tern – our most endangered bird with fewer than 40 remaining – has celebrated a record-breaking summer breeding season.

Conservation 21 Feb 2024

Auckland Council initiative to transform golf courses into biodiversity havens

The collaborative project has brought together 22 golf courses and their neighbouring communities to connect these green spaces with collective care for the environment.

Environment 20 Feb 2024

Auckland Council warns public to avoid black algae on two Waiheke Island beaches and Kawakawa Bay

The public are advised not wade in the water or touch the algal material at the affected beaches. 

Cleaning up our environment 14 Feb 2024

Mangrove survey launched

Few plants spark as much debate as mangroves. A survey is underway to find out more.

Conservation 7 Feb 2024

Ngāti Whātua o Kaipara gift name to gecko

Rediscovered gecko gifted te reo name of korowai gecko

Environment 11 Jan 2024

Watercare helps improve stormwater quality at Takapuna Beach

Good news for those planning to visit Takapuna Beach this summer! Latest water sampling shows that the recent work done by Watercare along the foreshore continues to improve the quality of the stormwater that flows into Takapuna Beach.

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.

Environment 18 Dec 2023

Have your say on the Whatipū to South Head Shoreline Adaptation Plans

Public consultation for the Whatipū to South Head SAP is open from now to 2 April 2024. Have your say and help us plan for the future of our shoreline

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!

Mayor 11 Dec 2023

Mayor Wayne Brown encourages Aucklanders to support the fight against exotic caulerpa

Two species of exotic caulerpa seaweed have been found in Auckland. Mayor Wayne Brown encourages all Aucklanders, boaties and beachgoers to know the advice and what to do if they spot it.

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.

Conservation 6 Dec 2023

Te Haumanu Taiao – restoring the natural environment in Tāmaki Makaurau

Ecological manual now available to help with your restoration projects