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Environment 26 Feb 2024

New report reveals state of freshwater fish species in Auckland region

Secretive and mysterious - what lies beneath our waterways?

Conservation 29 Nov 2023

1 January 2024 cutoff date to be pest free warranted

Warrants to protect biosecurity on Hauraki Gulf

Conservation 23 Nov 2023

A 30-year history realised in a 30 month “labour of love”

Hard graft over 30 years results in a conservation success

Vote me Bird of the Century - staying alive has earned your vote!
Beaches 30 Oct 2023

Dotty dotterel for Bird of the Century – vote me!

I'm endangered, look after me - vote me for Bird of the Century

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.

Pest Free 20 Apr 2023

Add diversity to your garden with native plants

Having backyards planted with natives across Tāmaki Makaurau is good for the movement and survival of native birds, insects and lizards and it helps mitigate the effects of flooding.

Pest Free 14 Apr 2023

Backyard activities for the whole family

Want to get the whole family involved and save our backyard birdsong? Here are some fun activities you can do together.

Pest Free 13 Apr 2023

Pull Weeds

Clear your backyard of pest plants, particularly moth plant, yellow/kahili ginger and climbing asparagus. Identify and find tips on the best way to remove the weeds.

Pest Free 13 Apr 2023

Plant Natives

Our native birds love gardens where they can easily find food and water and build a nest.

Pest Free 13 Apr 2023

How to join a conservation group

Conservation groups across Auckland are working hard to protect our native habitats, plants and animals. Make a difference in your local area - find a conservation group near you.

Pest Free 12 Apr 2023

Our Pest Search website

Find out about pest plants and animals in Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland. You can search for a pest by name or use the filters to narrow down the selection.

Pest Free 12 Apr 2023

What is Pest Free Auckland?

Pest Free Auckland focuses on the suppression of pest animals, pest plants (environmental weeds), pathogens, and marine pests, to help nature thrive.

Conservation 21 Feb 2023

Marty 'nose' the importance of island biosecurity

While working the waterfront in the early hours of Sunday morning, Marty the English Springer’s nose began to twitch, and he knew something was amiss.

Environment 16 Jan 2023

Troops needed for war on moth plant

Moth plant is a pest that is taking hold across the city.

Environment 19 Dec 2022

Pest-free focus making good business sense for commercial boaties

From conservation to vessel performance, commercial boat operators are increasingly finding biosecurity is good business practice.