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Final farewell to Atiu Creek family

Auckland Council pays tribute to Jackie Chatelanat.

Kauri dieback

New survey to study kauri health in Waitākere Ranges

Auckland Council surveys public land to monitor kauri dieback disease and for the first time will be extending its approach to include healthy trees in its studies.

Kauri dieback

Takapuna Beach home to ancient fossilised forest

At the northern end of Takapuna Beach, curious-looking basalt formations can be seen across the shore platform at low tide.

Environment

Major track upgrades begin on Māngere Mountain

Significant track enhancements are about to begin on Te Pane o Mataoho / Te Ara Pueru / Māngere Mountain aimed at preserving historic pā features and providing a safer, enhanced visitor experience.

Environment

Dams approach half full but Auckland’s water supply is stable

More dry weather means Auckland’s dams may again drop below half full, but Watercare says the city’s water supply is in a better position this year thanks to its new water sources and the community’s ongoing water-saving efforts.

Environment

Auckland Council’s Matariki tree planting days return for 2021

Matariki is on the way and to celebrate, Auckland Council is once again hosting free community planting days over winter.

Waste

Safely disposing of electronic waste

Around 80,000 tonnes of e-waste is generated every year but only an estimated two per cent of that waste is recycled, with the rest ending up in landfills across the country.

Environment

Explainer: Auckland Council’s livestock management and farming operations

Auckland Council is one of the largest urban farmers in the region, covering nearly 1500 hectares of coastal pasture across 20 of its farmed regional parks, spreading from Rodney in the north down to Franklin in the south.

Environment

Auckland’s long term water resilience on track as Council, Watercare commit to ambitious targets

Technology, including smart meters in all homes by 2034, will empower Aucklanders to reassess their relationship with water.

Pest Free

Save our Backyard Birdsong with Ranger Glenn

Easy to follow DIY videos on what you can do in your backyard to save our backyard birdsong.

Environment

Eden Park gets helping hand from Watercare

Eden Park could save 16 million litres of water per year thanks to a new custom-made water treatment plant and bore provided by Watercare.

Pest Free

Top 10 birds to spot in your backyard

Go bird spotting and see what you can discover in your own backyard or a nearby park.

Environment

Appeal for witnesses following cruel slaughter of gannets at famous Muriwai bird colony

Auckland Council, Police and the Department of Conservation (DOC) are calling for anyone with information about the shooting deaths of eight gannets, or tākapu, at Maukatia, Muriwai’s iconic gannet colony to come forward.

Environment

Auckland Council welcomes youth climate strikers' demands

Young people are justified in the urgency they are expressing, and it’s up to all of us not to let them down.

Waste

Be a tidy Kiwi neighbour this summer

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.