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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.

10 Year Anniversary 18 Nov 2020

Meet the people taking care of Auckland's environment

Across the region, Auckland Council teams are dedicated to managing our natural spaces, protecting native plants and animals and tackling pests.

10 Year Anniversary 18 Nov 2020

Protecting our natural environment 10 years on

Auckland’s unique natural environment makes it a spectacular and special place to live with easy access to beaches, harbours, parks, and bush.

Environment 13 Nov 2020

Regional Pest Management Plan comes into effect

The new pest management plan is critical to the survival of the region’s native species, both plant and animal, which evolved in the absence of pests.

Waste 12 Nov 2020

An oasis in Ōtara

The Ōtara Kai Village group works with retailers and manufacturers to support locals and redistribute food that would otherwise go to waste.

Waste 12 Nov 2020

Illegal dumping turns green waste business red

A gardening business owner whose trucks were repeatedly dumping green waste in various sites around Auckland has been ordered to pay up by Waitākere District Court.

Dogs 12 Nov 2020

Toxic sea slug warning for Auckland beachgoers

While the occurrence of toxic sea slugs on Tāmaki Makaurau beaches has been sporadic over the years, Auckland Council’s Alcohol and Environmental Health Manager Mervyn Chetty says people should remain vigilant.

Policies / Regulations 11 Nov 2020

Explainer: Review of weed management in the road corridor

Auckland Council is reviewing how it manages weeds in the urban road corridor. Here are the top need-to-know facts.

Environment 5 Nov 2020

What to grow and eat seasonally in Auckland

Green up your garden to grow some delicious fresh fruit and vegetables, improve local biodiversity and help offset your carbon emissions.

Environment 4 Nov 2020

Fireworks risk prompts evening maunga closures 2-8 November

Fourteen maunga will be closed to the public in the evenings during Guy Fawkes week this year, and every year while fireworks remain available for public sale.