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Community 11 Jun 2024

Beautification Trust has lengthy mahi recognised

The Manukau Beautification Charitable Trust has been acknowledged for 23 years of service to Tāmaki Makaurau as it moves away from operating as a controlled-organisation of Auckland Council.

Zero Waste 7 Jun 2024

Simple solutions to reducing food waste

Fifteen community organisations and businesses in Auckland have successfully secured Love Food Hate Waste grants totalling $60,000.

Sustainability 20 May 2024

Showcase home takes water efficiency to next level

Thanks to a partnership with Watercare, this home is also designed to achieve a water use target of 75 litres per person per day (L/P/D).

Auckland's Future In Progress 6 May 2024

Airport goes hi-tech to protect harbour

Putting an airport on a harbour means protection measures have to be taken.

Climate action 2 Apr 2024

Auckland Council boosts access to energy coaching scheme

Energy advisors helping families to save energy.

Climate action 24 Mar 2024

Being prepared for severe weather is part of our plan

This year’s Long-term Plan proposes significant additional investment to specifically reduce flooding and land stability risk.

Conservation 21 Feb 2024

Auckland Council initiative to transform golf courses into biodiversity havens

The collaborative project has brought together 22 golf courses and their neighbouring communities to connect these green spaces with collective care for the environment.

Council news 8 Dec 2023

Culturally Led and Community Fed - Climate Change Adaptation

A new report, published by the Helen Clark Foundation and engineering consultants WSP, stresses the essential need to work with communities to adapt to climate change. 

Zero Waste 28 Nov 2023

Recycling 101: the definitive guide

If you’re unsure of what you can or cannot place in your kerbside recycling bin, you’re not alone.

Zero Waste 27 Nov 2023

Auckland diverts 9 million kilos of food scraps from landfill

Aucklanders have kept nine million kilograms of food scraps out of landfill with their new rukenga kai (food scraps) collection service.

Zero Waste 15 Nov 2023

Much mulch for ground-baking summer

With El Niño increasing the chances of a long hot summer baking the ground, the Waitākere Refuse and Recycling Transfer Station has got you covered.

Council news 14 Nov 2023

How do we put freshwater first?

Freshwater rules are changing in Tāmaki Makaurau and it’s time for Aucklanders to have their say on how to improve the region’s rivers, lakes and streams.

Development 27 Oct 2023

Auckland Council installs first low carbon pipes

Low carbon pipes find their way into the ground

Environment 26 Oct 2023

Come on and give food scraps a go

If you haven’t noticed the smaller addition to Auckland Council’s household bin family, why not take a stroll up your street on collection day.

Cleaning up our environment 17 Oct 2023

Blackgate project is a new, greener way forward

Some of us have money in the bank - Glasgow Contractors has concrete, sandbags made from leftover FIFA Women’s World Cup, materials, sugar cane pegs and a host of other carbon-saving initiatives.

Community 16 Oct 2023

Children learn how to build a solid future

Pakuranga Heights students have swapped the classroom for the garden, although they've had to build them first!