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Community 23 May 2017

More Aucklanders converting to composting

Almost 10,000 Aucklanders have discovered the joys of composting in the last 20 months, thanks to free workshops.

Environment 19 May 2017

Spindleberry sneaks into Matakana

An uncommon but nasty weed has been spotted in the Rodney region and Auckland Council Biosecurity want locals to keep their eyes peeled.

Environment 11 May 2017

Invasive myrtle rust disease discovered on mainland NZ

The Ministry for Primary Industries MPI has confirmed the presence of myrtle rust in the North Island for first time, in Kerikeri.

Environment 11 May 2017

Great Barrier Island applies for Dark Sky Sanctuary status

A Dark Sky Sanctuary must have an exceptional or distinguished quality of starry nights and a nocturnal environment, and is protected for its scientific, natural, or educational value, its cultural heritage and/or public enjoyment.

Environment 10 May 2017

An insider’s guide to sorting your plastics

Do you know your #4 LDPE from your #2 HDPE? No? Don’t worry – you aren’t alone.

Environment 10 May 2017

Could worms be your most useful pet?

They may not be the most beautiful creature but the humble tiger worm could be a fantastic addition to your household. Find out why!

Environment 9 May 2017

Weed to watch: Pampas

It’s often mistaken for native toetoe, but invasive lookalike pampas grass can out-compete native vegetation, pose a fire risk and provide habitat for rodents and possums.

Environment 5 May 2017

Auckland Council submits on the government’s Clean Water package

The submission supports, in principle, the new national swimmability target – to make 90 per cent of large rivers and lakes swimmable by 2040.

Events55 Results

05 Apr 2024 - 30 Apr 2024

Composting Workshop

Reduce your waste and turn your organic matter into fertiliser using simple composting systems su...

04 Mar 2024 - 10 May 2024

Pest Free South Auckland Moth Plant Pod Competition

Get out into nature, do your bit to help te taiao and be in to win.

25 Jan 2024 - 30 Apr 2024

Remembering Jacqui Geux Exhibition

This pop-up exhibition invites visitors to gain a new appreciation for the wildlife of Aotearoa f...

18 Apr 2024

EcoPlay Challenge

Would you like to make carbon-friendly changes and help save the planet? Join this fun workshop t...

18 Apr 2024 - 22 Apr 2024

Waitematā Libraries School Holidays

join us for a fun evening, watch a children’s movie and find out about the amazing marine mammals.

19 Apr 2024

Poi Keyring Workshop

Come learn how to make your very own poi keyring, made out of recycled fabrics.

19 Apr 2024

Secrets of the Sea with Auckland Zoo - Pakuranga Library

Join our Conservation Learning team to connect to ngā taonga ō te moana and consider how you can...

19 Apr 2024 - 20 Apr 2024

Trash Fashion Workshop and Fashion Runway

This is your time to shine and show them in Epsom Library runway.