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.
Plant assessment gives direction to council conservation
For the first time, Auckland Council has led an assessment of the threat status of vascular plants in the region using the New Zealand Threat Classification System. It’s a comprehensive look at the population size and trends of native species as well as identifying some of the key pressures facing them.
Howick's Point View Track reopens in time for summer
Rediscover Point View Track this summer. Freshly upgraded, the bush path has re-opened, following a couple of months of improvements and prevention work against kauri dieback.
Attracting shorebirds back to Tahuna Torea
A 3D printed pied stilt (poaka) decoy is being used to attract shorebirds.
Hunua pest control programme complete
Auckland Council’s 1080 programme in the Hunua Ranges area has reached an important milestone with parkland reopening after the final bait application with the Hunua Ranges, Waharau and Whakatiwai regional parks reopening on Sunday 13 November.
Dog walkers at Te Henga / Bethells Beach can lead the way
Beachgoers at Te Henga / Bethells Beach who have forgotten their dog lead will be able to borrow one and then return it at the end of their walk thanks to a new initiative by Te Henga Tuturiwhatu, the local dotterel minding group.
Kororā/little penguin population gets boost from local board
Sick kororā/little penguins found washed up on North Shore beaches will soon be rehabilitated with help from a Devonport-Takapuna local board grant.
Experience Kaipātiki by kayak and spotlight
Discover Kaipātiki’s unique salt and freshwater environments with two free events from Experiencing Marine Reserves funded by Kaipātiki Local Board.