News

Environment

Arts 3 Feb 2021

Adventurous artists sought for Artist in Residence programme

A selection panel is seeking artists with a sense of adventure and an imaginative outlook.

Waste 3 Feb 2021

Back to school for hungry worms

Worm bins are a popular option for schools aiming to reduce their waste. That’s why Auckland Council has awarded 66 schools with Waste Minimisation Innovation Fund (WMIF) grants to help them get composting.

Environment 3 Feb 2021

Aucklanders urged to maintain water-saving habits in biggest water use week of the year

On what is normally Auckland’s highest water consumption week of the year, Watercare is urging its customers to keep up the great work and continue using water wisely.

Environment 2 Feb 2021

Another piece of the stormwater puzzle arrives in Auckland

The St Marys Bay water quality project reaches another milestone with the arrival of a 460m long marine outlet pipe.

Waste 29 Jan 2021

Palm Beach – find a new home for your unwanted items

Waiheke Local Board is encouraging Palm Beach residents to get in now and reserve their place for an annual inorganic waste collection before bookings close at midnight on 22 March.

Environment 29 Jan 2021

Opinion: The case for climate action, now

Addressing climate change will help us build resilient systems and structures with long-lasting benefits for everyone, argues Alec Tang.

Waste 28 Jan 2021

Love Food Hate Waste grants available

Auckland Council is giving grants of $500 to $5000 to help Aucklanders reduce their food waste.

Waste 26 Jan 2021

Inorganic service meets community need

Bookings are now open for your household inorganic collection service.

Environment 25 Jan 2021

Regional Pest Management Plan marine provisions come into effect

Marine pests are an emerging threat to the region’s marine biodiversity, industries such as aquaculture, and our ability to relax and enjoy summer on the beach.

Waste 21 Jan 2021

Refill your water bottle to save money

Almost every block in the Auckland city centre has a water fountain or a place that will refill your water bottle for free.

Environment 21 Jan 2021

Myrtle rust finds its way into the Waitākere Ranges

The fungal disease Myrtle Rust has been discovered for the first time within the boundaries of the Waitākere Ranges Regional Park.

Environment 20 Jan 2021

Warmer weather brings reminder to rural residents

As the dry summer days roll on, it’s a timely reminder to rural residents to think about water rainfall and their water usage.

Community 18 Jan 2021

Your suggestions for our regional parks

Aucklanders give their thoughts on our regional parks.

Environment 18 Jan 2021

Illegal dumping cleared from Weiti River

Litter was discovered and removed from underneath a small concrete dock accessible only by a rough narrow informal walkway or by boat.

Environment 15 Jan 2021

Sustainable summer holiday waste tips

Whether you’re headed to the beach or bach, or having the family round to your place, use these simple tips to avoid excess waste over the holidays.

Waste 11 Jan 2021

Zero waste innovators get funding boost

Collectively, WMIF grant recipients will receive $649,256 for a range of projects designed to promote waste minimisation and reduce waste going to landfill.