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Have your say 2 Nov 2020

Our water future: Let's do something about it

As Auckland continues to grow and change, we need to look after our precious water.

Waste 23 Oct 2020

Building the path to zero waste

Construction and demolition feedback on waste minimisation

Waste 22 Oct 2020

Auckland Council encourages phase-out of worthless plastics

Eliminating hard to recycle single use plastics would be a win for our environment

Environment 22 Oct 2020

What your targeted rates have preserved over the past year

Auckland's environment is benefitting from the natural environment and water quality targeted rates.

Environment 20 Oct 2020

Auckland Council's farms featured on Country Calendar

With about 400 cattle and 5500 ewes, council farms nearly 1500 hectares of coastal pastures across 19 regional parks, making us one of the biggest urban farmers in the region.

Environment 20 Oct 2020

2020 Mayoral Conservation Awards open for environmental champions

Nominations for this year’s Mayoral Conservation Awards are now open, recognising the contribution of groups and Aucklanders to care for and restore our city’s environment.

Waste 13 Oct 2020

Ian Maxwell gets scrappy in Papakura

Auckland Council's Director Executive Programmes has been getting first-hand experience of food scraps collections in Papakura.

Parks / Outdoors 9 Oct 2020

Auckland Botanic Gardens blossoming with ideas for families

Auckland Botanic Gardens has got you covered with bunches of ideas to stop the weeds of boredom and discontent from appearing.

Kauri dieback 6 Oct 2020

Protect our Kauri during Labour Weekend

Stephen Bell, Western Principal Ranger encourages people to explore the region but to keep kauri protection top of mind this weekend.

Environment 6 Oct 2020

Enjoy the outdoors and take care of our kauri this weekend

The weather’s looking perfect for the long weekend, perfect enough to draw many thousands of Aucklanders and visitors into the great outdoors.

Environment 6 Oct 2020

Deconstruction: a blueprint for zero waste

The TROW Group have helped to repurpose 471 tonnes of materials from five major Auckland Council projects.

Green spaces 5 Oct 2020

Exploring Auckland's green spaces

This month, OurAuckland explores our precious parks, trees and green spaces.

Environment 1 Oct 2020

Trees at Canal Road, Avondale

Frequently asked questions on the Canal Road trees.

Waste 1 Oct 2020

Get funding for your zero waste idea

The deadline to apply for funding is 30 September. Send us your zero waste ideas today.

Environment 30 Sep 2020

Have your say on how we manage Auckland's regional parks

Aucklanders can have their say on the future management of regional parks with consultation opening today on updates to our Regional Parks Management Plan.

Environment 29 Sep 2020

Auckland’s tree canopy cover grows by 60 hectares

Between 2013 and 2018 average urban ngahere (forest) canopy cover across Auckland increased by about 60 hectares, an area equivalent to around 60 sports fields.