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Environment 5 Jul 2016

Check before you chop

Please 'Check before you chop' and seek advice from the council before felling or damaging a protected tree.

Environment 1 Jul 2016

Zoo Tales: Oiled wildlife response

This past week, zoo staff and vets have been working with Auckland Council and Wildbase Oil Response to help care for birds affected by a diesel spill into Lake Pupuke.

Environment 7 Jun 2016

5 recycling myths busted

We take a look at five of the most common myths about recycling and bust them.

Environment 25 May 2016

Would you use a self-drive car?

The Ministry of Transport has suggested that CAVs are the way to cut vehicle emissions, improve safety, and reduce congestion - particularly in Auckland.

Environment 20 May 2016

Sustainability award for Panuku

The head of sustainability at Panuku Development Auckland has been honoured with a national energy leadership award.

Educational 29 Apr 2016

Survey shows Kiwis want to combat kauri dieback

Almost 90 per cent of all those surveyed by Colmar Brunton agreed that it is “important” or “very important” to manage kauri dieback, even given the other threats to kauri forests.

Environment 28 Apr 2016

One bag of rubbish a year?

OurAuckland spoke with Auckland Council’s Waste Solutions Senior Advisor, Waveney Warth, who has some great tips those keen on a low-waste lifestyle.

Environment 13 Apr 2016

Watch what happens to your inorganics collection

Find out what happens to your inorganics collection.

Development 8 Apr 2016

Māori urban design expert joins the council

This week Auckland Council welcomed new staff member Phil Wihongi. Phil joins the council as the Mana Whenua Urban Design Principal Specialist for the Auckland Design Office. OurAuckland caught up with Phil to find out about his background and what the role entails.

Community 5 Apr 2016

Stormy weather brings out our defences

On Wednesday 23 March more than 100,000 people viewed the OurAuckland website and metservice.com to get up to date information about a predicted storm and its impact on Auckland.

Environment 31 Mar 2016

Auckland: Where Brown is green

Livability means sustainability is high on Auckland’s agenda with the recent appointment of a Chief Sustainability Officer among other initiatives.

Environment 31 Mar 2016

Get involved in a community programme

Did you know Auckland Council has a number of great environmental programmes available in your local community?

Plans / Projects 24 Mar 2016

Translations now available to help residents shape a resilient Auckland

Translation are now available of the draft Civil Defence and Emergency Management Group plan

Environment 23 Mar 2016

Watch: Auckland gets global thumbs up for environmental initiatives

The Executive Director of C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group has praised Auckland’s environmental initiatives during a visit.

Beaches 18 Mar 2016

Reminder about set netting at Arkles Bay

Auckland Council is reminding people about safety around set netting at Arkles Bay.

Community 16 Mar 2016

Winning the graffiti war

Graffiti vandalism incidents are down 22 per cent and 1000 residents have volunteered to help control neighbourhood graffiti.