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Environment 7 Sep 2021

Illegal dumping outside op shops hurting charities

Leaving unwanted items outside op shops during lockdown is a costly headache for charities, and it could be a costly mistake for those responsible as well.

Community 2 Sep 2021

Board commits to Puhinui plan

The Puhinui Regeneration Strategy: Te Whakaoranga o te Puhinui, has been endorsed by Manurewa Local Board and Auckland Council will be one of its founding signatories.

Environment 26 Aug 2021

Moving mountains comes at a cost

In reserved decisions, the Environment Court has found in favour of Auckland Council in two unlawful earthwork prosecutions in breach of the Resource Management Act 1991.

Together in Auckland 26 Aug 2021

Tips for composting at home

Each year, Aucklanders put about 100,000 tonnes of food waste into their rubbish bins. Diverting food from landfill is one of the single biggest climate change interventions an individual can make.

Climate action 13 Aug 2021

Boost for Community Climate Action funding

What bright idea does your community group need funding for?

Climate action 12 Aug 2021

Auckland Council endorses C40 fossil fuel divestment declaration

The Environment and Climate Change Committee has today unanimously endorsed the C40 Cities Divest/Invest Declaration, reaffirming Auckland Council’s policy of not investing in companies involved in the production of fossil fuels and committing to championing investments in the green economy.

Environment 12 Aug 2021

Ranger internships changing perceptions

The Summer Ranger Internship program at Auckland Council offers opportunities for those studying for environment, recreation, tourism or agricultural qualifications to get hands-on experience being a ranger.

Environment 12 Aug 2021

Community in spades for Maunga winter planting season

Community volunteers, schools, Department of Conservation and Department of Corrections personnel have provided significant support for this year’s annual Tūpuna Maunga planting programme.  

Waste 5 Aug 2021

Iconic event brings zero waste to center stage

The ASB Polyfest Auckland Secondary Schools Māori & Pacific Islands Cultural Festival has succeeded in saving tonnes of waste from going into landfill.

Environmental Heroes 30 Jul 2021

Celebrating our amazing rangers

31 July is World Ranger Day and is a chance for us all to say thank you to our incredible parks people.

Waste 30 Jul 2021

More than 100 zero waste heroes celebrated at awards

The amazing stories of those working to reduce waste to landfill across Tāmaki Makaurau have been recognised at the 2021 Zero Waste Awards.

Waste 28 Jul 2021

Half a million dollars available for great ideas on cutting waste

Auckland Council is offering grants of up to $50,000 as part of the $500,000 Waste Minimisation and Innovation Fund / Te pūtea Whakamōkito Para me te Auahatanga.

Kauri dieback 27 Jul 2021

Second kauri dieback offender fined for entering closed tracks

Auckland Council has been successful in bringing a second prosecution for breaches relating to closed tracks in the Waitākere Ranges Regional Park.

Environment 21 Jul 2021

Safeswim spotlighted on global stage

Auckland Council’s Safeswim modelling programme has gained the attention of the World Health Organisation.

Environment 16 Jul 2021

A budget for climate action

While we are investing strongly in our COVID-19 recovery, our 10-year Budget shows that we remain focused on tackling the long-term challenges of climate change.