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Environment 16 Dec 2020

Le Pariversaire: A Turning Point for Tāmaki Makaurau?

Five years on from the Paris Climate Agreement and Auckland has a climate plan - where to from here?

Environment 14 Dec 2020

Get on board – waste-wise tips for boaties

Auckland Council is appealing to boaties and leisure craft users to be waste-wise on the water this summer to conserve our oceans and coastlines.

Environment 14 Dec 2020

Students invited to share their vision for transforming Northcote Town Centre

C40 Cities launches global competition to generate ideas to support a green recovery from COVID-19.

Environment 10 Dec 2020

Rediscover a kauri walk near you this summer

Kauri dieback crews have worked hard throughout the year to upgrade tracks so locals can get out and enjoy them.

Environment 10 Dec 2020

What's on the horizon for kauri tracks in 2021

Several tracks in the regional park network have already re-opened with upgrade works to others either underway or about to start.

Environment 10 Dec 2020

Vandalism takes shine off kauri dieback track upgrades

Auckland ratepayers have been hit by acts of vandalism in local and regional parks where kauri tracks have been closed to the public for upgrades. So far, it has cost them over $100,000.

Environment 9 Dec 2020

Te-Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland’s Climate Plan launched

Auckland’s climate is changing, and together we can act.

Waste 8 Dec 2020

Litter bins on Aotea and reaching zero waste

In July 2019, Auckland Council rolled out a range of new waste services on Aotea / Great Barrier Island as the first step towards achieving the target set out in the Tikapa Moana Hauraki Gulf Islands Waste Plan of zero waste to landfill by 2040.

Waste 8 Dec 2020

Aotea / Great Barrier Island summer waste service closing soon

The summer pop-up waste drop-off service at Port Fitzroy will close after Saturday, 1 February.

Environment 8 Dec 2020

New summer waste services for Aotea / Great Barrier Island

Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board appeals to summer visitors and boaties to plan carefully and think about their waste before they arrive.

Waste 3 Dec 2020

Upgrade to recycling facility keeps plastics in NZ

New optical sorting equipment, installed in Auckland Council’s Visy recycling facility, will keep more plastic recycling in New Zealand instead of relying on international markets, Auckland Council announced today.

Waste 1 Dec 2020

A recipe for success in Papatoetoe

From the outside, the Papatoetoe Food Hub looks like a simple community garden with a food truck. But, behind the scenes is a revolutionary approach to how we dine, that sits at the nexus of zero waste and easy access to fresh food.

Environment 30 Nov 2020

Teens supreme winners at Auckland’s Mayoral Conservation Awards

Para Patrol was named the Penny Hulse Supreme Environment Award winner at this year’s Mayoral Conservation Awards.

Waste 27 Nov 2020

Careless waste disposal sparks fires

Hazardous gas cooker canisters and lithium batteries are on the rise in rubbish and recycling trucks in Auckland and causing fires at the Transfer Station as these materials are dumped.

Environment 26 Nov 2020

Auckland’s residential water restrictions to be adjusted for summer

From 14 December, residents will be able to use hand-held hoses fitted with trigger nozzles; though they are still urged to use water wisely as the city’s water shortage continues.

Environment 19 Nov 2020

Finalists shortlisted in this year’s Mayoral Conservation Awards

Environmental champions achievements to be recognised.