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Conservation 26 Jan 2022

EDWard and his dotterel mates tagged for research

Two pairs of Northern New Zealand dotterels have taken up residence at Wynyard Point on land formerly occupied by the old tank farm, a site they’ve judged a prime nesting habitat.

Waste 11 Jan 2022

Zero waste innovators get funding boost

More than thirty organisations and businesses are receiving a boost in funding from Auckland Council’s Waste Minimisation Innovation Fund

Christmas 21 Dec 2021

Five ways to recycle your Christmas tree

What's the right way to throw out your Christmas tree?

Climate action 16 Dec 2021

Auckland Council supports delivery partner to reduce inner-city emissions

Auckland Council is supporting its delivery partner, Urgent Couriers, in its bid to cut inner-city emissions. The certified carbon zero courier company is aiming to take 40 to 50 tonnes of carbon emissions a year out of inner-city Auckland by replacing its city fleet of cars with electric cargo bikes.   Auckland Council General Manager Corporate Support Services Robert Irvine says the council is providing them with parking and charging stations in the basement of Te Wharau o Tāmaki Auckland House.

Waste 13 Dec 2021

Refill your water bottle to save money

Almost every block in the Auckland city centre has a water fountain or a place that will refill your water bottle for free.

Parks / Outdoors 10 Dec 2021

Have your say on our draft management plan for regional parks

Consultation on Auckland Council’s draft Regional Parks Management Plan is now open to the public.

Climate action 9 Dec 2021

Auckland Council to fund seaweed farming pilot in Hauraki Gulf

Auckland Council have earmarked $1.2 million to support the success of a Hauraki Gulf seaweed pilot farm project, which if successful, would scale up regenerative ocean farming and create numerous environmentally sustainable jobs in the region.

Environment 5 Dec 2021

Sustainable summer holiday waste tips

Whether you’re headed to the beach or bach, or having the family round to your place, use these simple tips to avoid excess waste over the holidays.

Environment 3 Dec 2021

Kōkako chicks make Christmas appearance

Thanks to a 30-year project, intensive predator control and thousands of volunteer hours, the kōkako is thriving in the Hunua Ranges and is now the fourth largest population on mainland New Zealand.

Environment 3 Dec 2021

Auckland Council's feedback on government Three Waters Reform proposal

Auckland's concerns with government proposal outlined.

Kauri dieback 3 Dec 2021

Help keep kauri standing this summer

If you’re looking for a nature fix this summer, there are heaps of kauri safe places you can go across the region

Cleaning up our environment 2 Dec 2021

Have you fenced your waterways?

On 16 November, the Auckland Unitary Plan rules requiring livestock on many rural properties, to be kept out of streams, rivers, wetlands and lakes in the Auckland region came into effect, five years after the Unitary Plan became operative.

Environment 2 Dec 2021

Protecting the Hauraki Gulf

Help us protect the Hauraki Gulf now and for future generations.

Beaches 2 Dec 2021

More beaches to swim at this summer

Long term safety warnings at a number of Auckland swimming spots have been lifted following work by Auckland Council and Watercare’s Safe Networks programme.

Mayor 1 Dec 2021

Mayor Goff outlines billion-dollar climate action package

An ambitious $1 billion climate action package to reduce carbon emissions and deliver more buses, ferries, cycling and walking and urban tree canopy is the signature policy in Mayor Phil Goff’s proposal for Auckland Council’s Annual Budget 2022/23, released today, 1 December 2021.

Summer 1 Dec 2021

Waste and litter-busting tips for summer

To keep our public spaces beautiful, Auckland Council is encouraging everyone to put litter in its place while out and about.