Restoring a piece of ecological paradise

Local volunteers have been hard at work restoring a nature lovers heaven around Le Roy’s Bush in Northcote.

Find a pest-free community group near you

Community groups across Auckland are always happy to welcome new members.

Project offers unique bird’s eye view of Albert Park

For two weeks, Aucklanders will be able climb a specially constructed scaffolding staircase wrapped around a 50-metre tall tree in the city centre.

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.

Protect the Hauraki Gulf during Labour Weekend

Planning on heading out on the Hauraki Gulf this long weekend? Spare a thought for kauri, kiwi, takahe and our rare sea birds.

Watch: Auckland's Pest Free progress

We're making progress protecting native species, enhancing their habitats and eradicating pests. Find out how.

Protecting our native giant kokopu

Auckland Council is working with a team of volunteers to protect the native fish species giant kokopu on Waiheke.

Eastern Bays mum inspires families to reduce waste

An Eastern Bays local is supporting sustainable living in her community through recycling events she’s spearheaded at St Heliers School Hall since 2008.

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.

How to attract birds to your garden

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

Making Waiheke a haven for native wildlife

Te Korowai o Waiheke Trust aims to make Waiheke Island the world's first predator-free urban island.

Volunteers give penguins a helping hand

The efforts of community volunteers mean penguins now have a safe place to nest when they come ashore at Leigh.

Rats go nuts for peanut butter

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