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Environment 6 Oct 2020

Enjoy the outdoors and take care of our kauri this weekend

The weather’s looking perfect for the long weekend, perfect enough to draw many thousands of Aucklanders and visitors into the great outdoors.

Environment 18 Aug 2020

Auckland Council gets back into environmental action

Auckland Council staff and contractors will be back out in the field as early as next week to resume work protecting and enhancing the region’s natural environment.

Environment 14 Aug 2020

Pest-proofing as boaties prepare to return to the water

In preparation for the return to the water, Auckland Council is urging boat owners to check their vessels for pests, both above and below the water, before heading out.

Environment 14 Aug 2020

Hunt for elusive intruder uncovers surprising activity on pest free island

Cameras on Motukorea/Browns Island in the Hauraki Gulf have captured footage of Aucklanders accessing the island during both lockdown Alert Levels 4 and 3.

Community 19 Mar 2020

Students create colourful murals for pest free trailer

A colourful trailer, decorated by three local students attending three different Enviro schools, will stand out in the local community.

Environment 12 Dec 2019

Stowaway caught trying to hitch a ride on Rangitoto ferry

A vigilant Fullers360 crew member seized a small plague skink on a vessel due to depart for Rangitoto Island recently - the sixth recorded plague skink interception since 2016.

Dogs 11 Dec 2019

A new generation of council pups on its way

Piri, one of Auckland Council's hard-working biosecurity dogs is expecting puppies - and it's almost time to meet them.

Environment 5 Nov 2019

Tackling the tricky issues to keep our gulf islands safe

Auckland Council’s island biosecurity programme took the New Zealand Biosecurity Eagle Technology Local and Central Government Award on 4 November.

Environment 4 Nov 2019

Cornwallis Petrelheads protect peninsula's vulnerable birds

The Petrelheads of Cornwallis Peninsula are passionate about their namesake, the grey-faced petrel, and are working to manage the pests that threaten them.

Environment 30 Oct 2019

Kauri compliance high but locals their own worst enemy

Auckland Council compliance officers were out in force over the weekend, watching for people breaking the rules around the use of closed tracks and putting kauri at risk.

Environmental Heroes 23 Oct 2019

Spot A Native Bird Competition Winners

Take a look at the winning entries to our photo competition and find out how you can protect our native birds.

Environmental Heroes 21 Oct 2019

Motuihe Island – pest free since 2005

Meet the Motuihe Trust, community volunteers who have been working hard to keep the island pest free since 2005.

Environmental Heroes 10 Oct 2019

How to attract birds to your garden

Check out these easy tips to make your garden a top destination for New Zealand birds.

Environmental Heroes 9 Oct 2019

Quiz: Can you guess our native trees from a single leaf?

Take this quiz and find out how many native trees you can identify from just a single leaf.

Environment 30 Sep 2019

Rats go nuts for peanut butter

A new twist on trapping will see pests go nuts over peanut butter.

Environment 17 Sep 2019

What lies beneath our two biggest harbours?

What marine pests call Auckland’s two biggest harbours home?