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Parks / Outdoors 22 May 2023

Three new Auckland parks awarded prestigious Green Flag

Walmsley and Underwood Park, Totara Park and North Shore Memorial Park have joined seven other Auckland Council parks as being recognised as some of the best green spaces in the world in the annual Green Flag Awards.

Environment 18 May 2023

One year on – the green revolution spreads across the Central City library roof top

It is a year since Auckland Council installed its largest 'living roof' on a council-owned building, the Central City Library Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero.

Environment 17 May 2023

Greater protection for Auckland’s most productive land

Protections to preserve Auckland’s highly productive land for growing vegetables, fruits, and other primary production uses, have recently strengthened, helping to safeguard this resource.

Conservation 15 May 2023

Auckland Council fells Waitākere Tree Services in court

Notable tree in Manukau Road removed without resource consent.

Community 9 May 2023

Ecobulb home energy saver project a winner

Auckland Council has partnered with energy-efficient lightbulb producers Ecobulb to help struggling Auckland households save on their power bills.

Development 4 May 2023

City shaping strategy gets approval for consultation

Auckland Council’s Planning, Environment and Parks Committee today approved a draft strategy for how Tāmaki Makaurau should grow and change over the next 30 years, which will go out for public consultation on Tuesday 6 June.  

Waste 4 May 2023

Six things you can’t put in your recycling bin

Reducing landfill is a great cause your whole household can get behind. However, it’s important to know what can be recycled in your kerbside bins and what needs to be taken elsewhere – or put straight in the rubbish.

Development 4 May 2023

Solid progress on $52 million wastewater upgrades

With four 175,000-litre storage tanks now buried underground and the gravity main over halfway complete, stage one of the $52 million shovel-ready Dunkirk Road wastewater upgrade is on track to meet its completion in September next year.

Environment 1 May 2023

Auckland Council celebrates as Hunua Ranges caution lifted

The caution over the 1080 treatment area in the Hunua Ranges Regional Park has lifted, six months after the final application for 2022. With already excellent results, this marks the third successful aerial pest control operation for Auckland Coun...

Environment 28 Apr 2023

Easy eco tips to green up your life

Make eco-friendly choices and fight climate change with these six easy tips for enjoying a more sustainable lifestyle.

Pest Free 20 Apr 2023

Reasons to join your local community conservation group

Community conservation groups are working hard to improve our natural environment right across Tāmaki Makaurau. Check out some great reasons to connect with your local group.

Environment 19 Apr 2023

Healthier waters for Takapuna Beach

The waters along Takapuna Beach are on their way to becoming healthier thanks to the $5.44m recent relining and rehabilitation works undertaken by Watercare along the Takapuna Foreshore Beach Pipeline.

Environment 18 Apr 2023

Aucklanders carbon impact 15 per cent higher than fellow New Zealanders

Auckland has much work to do to reduce its carbon footprint

Environment 17 Apr 2023

How your food scraps can help the planet

Discover different eco-friendly ways to dispose of your food scraps and make a difference to Auckland's future.

Conservation 11 Apr 2023

Two thumb-sized mammals now regionally threatened

In new findings, two species of nocturnal bats, the size of a thumb and the weight of an AA battery, are now known to be regionally threatened.

Conservation 27 Mar 2023

Autumn health check for Hunua Ranges kauri begins

Hunua Ranges ready for a health check in the hope it will confirm the forest is still free of the deadly kauri dieback disease