Five reasons why you should buy plants locally on Aotea Great Barrier Island

Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board is encouraging both residents and visitors to buy plants locally on the island.

Have your say

Aucklanders asked to have their say on plans to introduce new rules about beehives in the city

The Animal Management Bylaw 2015 will introduce a new limit on the number of beehives people can have in urban areas.


Be a tidy Kiwi neighbour

There are better ways to find a new home for unwanted items instead of leaving them outside hoping someone will wander by and take them.


State of the Environment: small improvements but more work ahead

The latest deep dive into the health of Auckland's air, land and water shows mixed results for an environment under pressure.


Grads Mawhai and Pip become New Zealand’s first specialist kauri dieback sniffer dogs

Biosecurity team’s secret weapon in the battle against kauri dieback.


Government’s ‘Revitalising the Gulf’ plan a welcome first step

The Hauraki Gulf Forum welcomes today’s announcement of the Government’s long-awaited response to the Sea Change Tai Timu Tai Pari plan for the Hauraki Gulf.


Micro Tunnel Boring Machine begins tunnelling and inserts first pipe for groundbreaking Central Interceptor project

A micro Tunnel Boring Machine called Domenica has started digging and laying the first pipe for Watercare’s Central Interceptor wastewater tunnel project.


Celebrate your zero waste heroes

Calling all zero waste heroes - nominations open from 1 June for the 2021 Tāmaki Makaurau Zero Waste Awards, celebrating all those helping reduce waste to landfill across Auckland.


Water and wastewater prices to increase from 1 July 2021

Prices for water and wastewater services in Auckland will increase by 7 per cent from 1 July 2021


Council releases maps of areas susceptible to coastal erosion

Digital maps showing the areas of the 3200km Tāmaki Makaurau coastline that may be affected by coastal erosion will be available on the council’s online mapping platform from this weekend.

Parks / Outdoors

Auckland Council leads the way at annual park awards

A successful night at the annual New Zealand Parks Awards for Auckland Council was topped off with Community Ranger Glenn Browne taking out the Parks Person of the Year.


Scuttlers’ defence sinks following successful prosecution by Auckland Council

Two men have been found guilty of intentionally scuttling a boat in a marine reserve, following a successful prosecution by Auckland Council.


End of fireworks sales at The Warehouse welcomed by Tūpuna Maunga Authority

The Tūpuna Maunga Authority welcomes the decision by The Warehouse to cease the sale of fireworks, announced Monday 24 May.


Hundreds turn up for the Te Puhinui Big Clean 2021

Local whānau, community groups and businesses came out in force to participate in the ‘Te Puhinui Clean Up Day’ earlier this month.


Henderson-Massey reveals action plan to fight climate change

A plan of action that identifies opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase resilience to climate change in the Henderson-Massey Local Board area has been approved.

Pest Free

How much do you know about our native birds?

Our team of experts have put together some exciting facts about our precious native birds. Do you know which bird can sound like a car alarm?