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Conservation 29 Sep 2021

Jobs for Nature injects funds to support Kawau Island project

A $4.85m project to target the eradication of rats, stoats and possums on Kawau Island in the Hauraki Gulf has received an injection of $1.3m from the Government’s Jobs for Nature Fund through Predator Free 2050 Ltd.

Environment 17 Sep 2021

Illegal dumping continues to blight Howick

Illegal dumping is a problem across the Auckland region, but with Thomas Road in Flatbush becoming a hot-spot, Howick Local Board Chair Adele White wants it stopped.

Conservation 15 Sep 2021

Injection of funding to fast-track kauri dieback work programme

Auckland Council has been successful in securing $1.9m over two years from the DOC administered Jobs for Nature Fund to support kauri dieback work in the region.

Beaches 10 Sep 2021

New vehicle management measures for Muriwai Beach

Auckland Council’s Parks, Arts, Community and Events Committee has approved the introduction of a range of measures to better manage and control motorised vehicles accessing Te Oneone Rangatira / Muriwai Beach.

Waste 9 Sep 2021

Zero waste on the menu

Fair Food’s slogan is ‘Feeding People, Not Landfill’ and it’s living up to its zero waste dreams.

Environment 9 Sep 2021

Major water quality infrastructure project completed ahead of swim season

Aucklanders can now enjoy the benefits of better water quality with the completion of the Ōkahu Bay stormwater network separation project. The project, to separate stormwater from wastewater pipes, will directly improve the water quality in Ōkahu Bay, and the wider Hauraki Gulf.

Conservation 8 Sep 2021

2021 Mayoral Conservation Awards open for environmental champions

Your visionary approach and community effort could make you a winner.

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.