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Environment 11 Mar 2022

First reports reveal reptile and amphibian predicament

Auckland Council has just released its Regional Threat Assessment for reptiles and amphibians, the first two in a series of threat assessments for indigenous species in the Auckland region.

Environment 9 Mar 2022

Water reform: Working Group changes a positive step, but Auckland needs to retain control of assets

Auckland Council strongly supports reform of water services provision in New Zealand. However, it remains adamant that Aucklanders, through their elected representatives, should retain majority control over provision of water services in our city, Mayor Phil Goff says.

Council news 8 Mar 2022

Leading the way in sustainable finance this International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is a chance to celebrate women’s achievements, and this year’s theme recognises the contribution of wahine around the world who are leading the charge on climate change adaptation, mitigation and response, to build a more sustainable future for all.

Environment 4 Mar 2022

Hauraki Gulf Forum adopts advocacy position on updating and strengthening the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Act

Over the past nine months, the Hauraki Gulf Forum has undertaken an internal review on whether the 22-year-old Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Act, and the Marine Park and Forum it created, remain fit for purpose.

Environment 16 Feb 2022

'Ruru' wins award at 2021 New Zealand Spatial Excellence Awards

Auckland Council’s Environmental Services team has taken out top honour for Environment and Sustainability at the 2021 New Zealand Spatial Excellence Awards.

Cleaning up our environment 15 Feb 2022

Septic tank system flush with success

New system helps protect waterways from septic tank contamination

Waste 14 Feb 2022

Love food, hate waste? Apply for a grant today

Are you passionate about food and sustainability? Do you have a great initiative on how to reduce food waste in Auckland?

Environment 4 Feb 2022

Protecting the Hauraki Gulf

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

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.