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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.

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.

Conservation 25 Nov 2021

School groups take out Supreme Award at Mayoral Conservation Awards

Gulf Island schools secure top environmental award

Environment 24 Nov 2021

Auckland Council to seek Aucklanders’ views on government Three Waters Reform proposal

Consultation on what government reform means for Auckland opens 3 December.

Environment 19 Nov 2021

Rural Aucklanders need to prepare for hotter weather ahead of summer

It’s looking like it’s going to be a hotter than normal summer. That’s great news for holidaymakers, but not so good for rural Aucklanders who don’t have access to mains water supply.

Environmental Heroes 5 Nov 2021

Mayoral Conservation Awards finalists announced

Celebrate the amazing work the conservation community is doing in Tāmaki Makaurau.

Conservation 4 Nov 2021

Anonymous lumberjacks let loose their tree chopping skills

Reports of senseless vandalism to trees and vegetation on Auckland Council land have increased during the latest lockdown period.

Council news 27 Oct 2021

Guy Fawkes 2021 - Time again to protect the Tūpuna Maunga

Auckland's Tūpuna Maunga will be closed to the public in the evenings during Guy Fawkes 2021. 

Environment 27 Oct 2021

New name and new pilot for Auckland Council’s Coastal Management Plans

Auckland Council’s second Shoreline Adaptation Plan (SAP) pilot will launch on Thursday, with a focus on Auckland’s south-eastern coastline.