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Business / Economy 10 Mar 2017

Stepping up our climate game

Malcolm Shield is the City of Vancouver’s Climate Policy Manager, who is currently working with C40.

Community 3 Mar 2017

Meet waste champion Naomi Roberts

This WasteWise advisor's passion for helping others reduce what they send to landfill all started with the incentive of a $20 Pak'nSave voucher.

Environment 1 Mar 2017

Keep the intruders out – recycle right

Are you unknowingly putting the wrong things in the wrong bins? Check out or list of common items mistakenly put in with the recycling.

Community 22 Feb 2017

LAWA River of the Month: February

February takes us to the Arapera River, which flows into the southern arm of the Kaipara Harbour.

Environment 21 Feb 2017

Not a giant slug: About the Macroinvertebrate Community Index

If you’ve looked up your property in the proposed Auckland Unitary Plan geomaps viewer, you might have noticed it falls under the Macroinvertebrate Community Index. But what does that mean?

Community 17 Feb 2017

Unwanted TVs top inorganics list

What are the things our collectors most frequently pick up? Some of the items on the list might surprise you!

Community 13 Feb 2017

Artist captures 100 days of waste

Auckland artist Elle Anderson has documented her contribution to landfill in a stunning photography project.

Beaches 10 Feb 2017

Upgraded water quality guide considered

A significant upgrade of Auckland’s Safeswim beach water quality monitoring programme is being considered by Auckland Council.

Environment 31 Jan 2017

Investing in Auckland’s waterways

Auckland Council and Watercare are working together to invest in quality stormwater and wastewater services for central Auckland.

Environment 31 Jan 2017

Auckland Transport to trial electric buses

Auckland Transport has been awarded up to $500,000 to part-fund an electric bus trial and close to $300,000 for electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

Community 31 Jan 2017

Wash Against Waste returns

The popular Auckland zero-waste initiative is back in action, a year after having their trailer stolen.

Environment 22 Dec 2016

From pet hedgehogs to noisy cows: Quirky calls to council call centres

This year has been another busy one for Auckland Council, and that’s certainly been reflected at the council’s contact centres, where phones have been ringing off the hook.

Community 22 Dec 2016

Watch: Boys thank their rubbish collector with Christmas present

Five-year-old Alexis Goatley’s biggest hero is Terrance, the rubbish collector who passes by in his truck every week.

Environment 22 Dec 2016

Check online before taking the plunge

Checking the water quality of your favourite swimming spot is now much easier, thanks to a new feature on the Land, Air and Water Aotearoa website.

Community 19 Dec 2016

Clean your shoes, Auckland, and save our kauri

We’re loving kauri trees to death in the Waitākere Ranges, so it’s time to make some changes to ensure their survival.

Business / Economy 14 Dec 2016

Project Auckland

The mayor gave more detail about his plans for Auckland during the current term.