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Parks / Outdoors 22 Nov 2017

Babies on the way at Shakespear

A little spotted kiwi egg has been located in Shakespear Open Sanctuary.

Environment 21 Nov 2017

Could Auckland change the game on environmental conservation?

Check out these Conservation Innovation Award Finalists!

Environment 10 Nov 2017

Auckland Council honoured for zero-waste leadership

Auckland Council has again been recognised for its commitment to delivering zero-waste.

Environment 6 Nov 2017

Become a bat-spotter

You can borrow a bat detector for free from Auckland Council and go bat-spotting in your backyard.

Environment 1 Nov 2017

Check before you swim this summer

Choose the best swimming spots this summer by visiting safeswim.org.nz to check water quality at 84 Auckland beaches.

Environment 31 Oct 2017

Mayors call for levy on single-use plastic bags

The mayors of Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin have jointly launched an open letter to other mayors around the country to join the call on central government to institute a national levy on single use plastic bags.

Environment 31 Oct 2017

Meet waste champion Anna Harrison

Anna from the Zero Waste Zone at Waitākere Transfer Station teaches people how to reduce waste in a fun, hands-on way.

Environment 31 Oct 2017

Ditching the disposables leads to zero waste lifestyle

When Coralie and Stephen Archer went along to an Auckland Council Waste Free Parenting workshop, they thought they’d come away with a few useful tips...

Cycling 31 Oct 2017

Auckland Council’s zero-waste leading the world

Auckland Council has been globally recognised by the C40 Cities Awards 2017 as one of the most innovative councils in the world for climate change action.

Environment 31 Oct 2017

5 ways to improve biodiversity

Our native flora and fauna is a taonga that does much to define us as a nation but we need to tackle the big questions around its future management.

Environment 27 Oct 2017

Mayor commits to a greener Auckland

Mayor Phil Goff attended a Together4Climate event in Paris alongside 11 mayors from major cities.

Parks / Outdoors 22 Oct 2017

Not your average superhero

Meet Janine Nillesen - one of our hardworking rangers at Ambury Regional Park.

Environment 18 Oct 2017

Starting your spring planting? Read these Conservation Week tips first!

Conservation Week 2017 is underway. It's cool to remember that what we plant can have a real impact on native species – with the right plants in place your garden could become a safe haven for birds, insects and even lizards!

Parks / Outdoors 17 Oct 2017

Quiz: How much of a conservation expert are you?

Put your knowledge to the test this Conservation Week (14-22 October).

Environment 11 Oct 2017

6000 trees protected in the Unitary Plan

Central government’s removal of general tree protection in most urban areas has shifted focus on how remaining tools for protection of urban vegetation are performing.

Environment 9 Oct 2017

Bee considerate

Auckland suburbs are undergoing a bee revival as residents embrace the opportunity to host hives in their gardens.