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Environment 17 Dec 2015

Oma rāpeti! Protecting our maunga from pests

The Tūpuna Maunga (ancestral mountains) or volcanic cones represent some of the most significant cultural, archaeological and geological places in Auckland.

Rates 11 Dec 2015

Ask Auckland Council – but not about everything!

If in doubt, ask Auckland Council. That seems to be the thought of many Aucklanders who, when they’re in an unusual or sticky situation, believe the council will have the answer.

Community 27 Nov 2015

Pilot of all-access restrooms in council offices planned

As a way of acknowledging the diversity of Auckland Council's staff and visitors and their individual needs, the council is looking into a pilot programme to introduce ‘all-access’ restrooms.

Environment 24 Nov 2015

Preparing Auckland for rising sea levels

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment has released a report on sea level rise, with recommendations for an overhaul of the way New Zealand is preparing for the impacts of climate change.

Business / Economy 24 Nov 2015

Port Future Study consultants appointed

A group of independent consultants has been chosen to identify and evaluate options for the long-term future of Auckland’s port.

Beaches 24 Nov 2015

Auckland swimming beaches among safest in world

Auckland Council’s water quality monitoring programme, Safeswim, begins for the season.

Community 24 Nov 2015

Winning the battle against graffiti vandalism   

Incidents of tagging have reduced since the council's graffiti vandalism prevention service was set up.

Environment 24 Nov 2015

Council’s commitment to energy savings

Auckland Council has announced a commitment to improve the way it uses energy, as part of a three-year partnership with the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA).

Beaches 17 Nov 2015

Auckland scorecard up 19 per cent

Aucklanders are enjoying better public transport, higher incomes, are better educated and have cleaner beaches.

Environment 2 Nov 2015

Council to help with illegal dumping 'hot spot'

Auckland Council is offering to help a private landowner in efforts to deter future dumping at an illegal dumping ‘hot spot’ in Robertson Rd, Mangere.

Environment 30 Oct 2015

Zoo Tales: A very tired turtle

Auckland Zoo's vets care for a sea turtle that washed up on 90 Mile Beach – tired, hungry and dehydrated.

Environment 27 Oct 2015

Auckland’s air quality improves: State of Environment report

Auckland Council’s latest State of Environment report shows some positive results for the region’s air quality.

Environment 21 Oct 2015

Sustainability awards finalists

Auckland Council is proud to have a number of its people and projects on the shortlist of finalists for the NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards 2015

Environment 21 Oct 2015

First pick-ups for new inorganic waste collection

Inorganic collections have changed - here's how to make the most of the new service.

Environment 21 Oct 2015

Challenges for Auckland's environment

Auckland Council has now released its state of the environment report, The Health of Auckland’s Natural Environment In 2015.

Environment 20 Oct 2015

Auckland Transport considers feedback on berm planting

Auckland Transport has received feedback from local boards on the subject of planting berms and is now considering that feedback.