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Community 22 Jun 2017

Meet a conservation hero: Richard Hursthouse

OurAuckland talks to Conservation Hero Richard Hursthouse.

Environment 15 Jun 2017

Golflands workplace accident

The council has been informed of a workplace accident involving one of its contractors.

Parks / Outdoors 15 Jun 2017

Giant milestone for whitebait

Ten thousand giant kōkopu whitebait were welcomed into Tāwharanui Regional Park on Saturday 10 June – the largest reintroduction of whitebait in New Zealand to date.

Plans / Projects 13 Jun 2017

Water and wastewater price changes

From 1 July 2017, water prices will increase by 2.5 percent and wastewater services will increase by 3.3 percent on average. The Infrastructure Growth Charge will increase by 3 percent.

Educational 7 Jun 2017

Look out for tuber ladder fern

It may look like a harmless native fern, but tuber ladder fern can take over your garden, crowding out other plants.

Community 6 Jun 2017

Mayor launches Million Trees initiative

Mayor Phil Goff's programme to green our city by planting a million trees and shrubs across Auckland over three years will start with 170,000 plants in its first year.

Community 6 Jun 2017

Want to help combat throw-away culture?

Repair Café, a movement helping people fix things rather than send them to landfill, is set for further expansion thanks to funding from Auckland Council.

Community 26 May 2017

Meet a conservation hero

OurAuckland speaks to Wendy John, one of our conservation heroes.

Environment 26 May 2017

Children’s play train to be gifted to community group

A deserving community group or charity could soon be putting kids on the right track with the gift of a children's play train made out of recycled materials.

Environment 25 May 2017

New bylaw for indoor domestic fires

The Air Quality Bylaw for Indoor Domestic Fires takes effect from 1 June 2017 .

Community 23 May 2017

More Aucklanders converting to composting

Almost 10,000 Aucklanders have discovered the joys of composting in the last 20 months, thanks to free workshops.

Environment 19 May 2017

Spindleberry sneaks into Matakana

An uncommon but nasty weed has been spotted in the Rodney region and Auckland Council Biosecurity want locals to keep their eyes peeled.

Environment 11 May 2017

Invasive myrtle rust disease discovered on mainland NZ

The Ministry for Primary Industries MPI has confirmed the presence of myrtle rust in the North Island for first time, in Kerikeri.

Environment 10 May 2017

An insider’s guide to sorting your plastics

Do you know your #4 LDPE from your #2 HDPE? No? Don’t worry – you aren’t alone.

Environment 10 May 2017

Could worms be your most useful pet?

They may not be the most beautiful creature but the humble tiger worm could be a fantastic addition to your household. Find out why!

Environment 9 May 2017

Weed to watch: Pampas

It’s often mistaken for native toetoe, but invasive lookalike pampas grass can out-compete native vegetation, pose a fire risk and provide habitat for rodents and possums.