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Environmental Heroes

Celebrating our amazing rangers

31 July is World Ranger Day and is a chance for us all to say thank you to our incredible parks people.

Waste

More than 100 zero waste heroes celebrated at awards

The amazing stories of those working to reduce waste to landfill across Tāmaki Makaurau have been recognised at the 2021 Zero Waste Awards.

Waste

Half a million dollars available for great ideas on cutting waste

Auckland Council is offering grants of up to $50,000 as part of the $500,000 Waste Minimisation and Innovation Fund / Te pūtea Whakamōkito Para me te Auahatanga.

Kauri dieback

Second kauri dieback offender fined for entering closed tracks

Auckland Council has been successful in bringing a second prosecution for breaches relating to closed tracks in the Waitākere Ranges Regional Park.

Environment

Safeswim spotlighted on global stage

Auckland Council’s Safeswim modelling programme has gained the attention of the World Health Organisation.

Environment

A budget for climate action

While we are investing strongly in our COVID-19 recovery, our 10-year Budget shows that we remain focused on tackling the long-term challenges of climate change.

Environment

Manurewa work programmes adopted

Manurewa Local Board has adopted the work programmes that detail activity for the financial year.

Kauri dieback

Auckland Council hosts kauri dieback monitoring webinar

Download the video and read the Q&A from our kauri dieback webinar hosted earlier this year.

Environment

Planting season all go in the Eastern Bays

Planting season in Auckland happens twice a year, and one of those falls around New Zealand’s Arbour Day – 5 June – an opportunity which Ōrākei Local Board relishes.

Plans / Projects

Watercare outlines $18.5b investment plan for next 20 years

Watercare has unveiled its biggest investment programme to date, outlining how it will spend $18.5 billion over the next 20 years to maintain and develop a resilient water and wastewater network for its customers.

Environment

Sorting the plastics problem

With Plastic Free July ahead, the Prime Minister and Minister for the Environment have checked out how Auckland Council’s getting the problem sorted.

Environment

Inaugural Manukau Harbour environment report to guide future investment for long term change

Report reveals real improvements in air quality, wildlife biodiversity and water quality in areas of the harbour, and where to focus efforts and investment in the future.

Environment

Propagating the fine art of worm farms

They’re the perfect backyard tenants – quiet, respectful and they even make the very best of your food scraps.

Mayor

Mayor unconvinced that water reforms will benefit Auckland

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff says that while he strongly supports the government’s objectives for water reform, he does not believe the model proposed will benefit Aucklanders.

Environment

Local board shows commitment to environment on Aotea Great Barrier Island

Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board allocates over $200,000 to local environment projects.