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Environment

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

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

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

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

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

2021 Mayoral Conservation Awards open for environmental champions

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

Environment

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

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.

Environment

Moving mountains comes at a cost

In reserved decisions, the Environment Court has found in favour of Auckland Council in two unlawful earthwork prosecutions in breach of the Resource Management Act 1991.

At Home

Tips for composting at home

Each year, Aucklanders put about 100,000 tonnes of food waste into their rubbish bins. Diverting food from landfill is one of the single biggest climate change interventions an individual can make.

Climate action

Boost for Community Climate Action funding

What bright idea does your community group need funding for?

Climate action

Auckland Council endorses C40 fossil fuel divestment declaration

The Environment and Climate Change Committee has today unanimously endorsed the C40 Cities Divest/Invest Declaration, reaffirming Auckland Council’s policy of not investing in companies involved in the production of fossil fuels and committing to championing investments in the green economy.

Environment

Ranger internships changing perceptions

The Summer Ranger Internship program at Auckland Council offers opportunities for those studying for environment, recreation, tourism or agricultural qualifications to get hands-on experience being a ranger.

Environment

Community in spades for Maunga winter planting season

Community volunteers, schools, Department of Conservation and Department of Corrections personnel have provided significant support for this year’s annual Tūpuna Maunga planting programme.  

Waste

Iconic event brings zero waste to center stage

The ASB Polyfest Auckland Secondary Schools Māori & Pacific Islands Cultural Festival has succeeded in saving tonnes of waste from going into landfill.