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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.

Events60 Results

27 Apr 2024 - 07 Dec 2024

Kids Only Market

Games, dolls, books, and baking will all be swapped or sold.

29 Apr 2023 - 15 Jun 2024

New Lynn Repair Café

Bring your broken or damaged items and local volunteers will fix them for you at no charge.

28 Apr 2024 - 29 May 2024

The Big Bike Film Night 2024

The Big Bike Film Night is on a mission- bringing the best cycling short films from around the wo...

29 Apr 2024 - 03 May 2024

Earthworkers: Regenerative Horticulture 101

Earthworkers is an education programme that focuses on the ability of plants to heal the planet,...

26 Mar 2024 - 17 Dec 2024

Community Chip Packet Project Strip Fusing

Join us with a sense of charitable camaraderie to help fuse clean chip packets together to create...

03 May 2024

Introduction to pest plants (weeds) bilingual workshop

Join pest plant experts at our free introductory pest plant workshop delivered in Mandarin and En...

04 May 2024

Enchanted Garden - Māngere

Experience the mystical sounds of handpans by Alive Metal and be captivated by local performers.

04 May 2024

Sow, Grow, and Eat: Mastering Salad Greens - Beachlands Library

Come along to this Love Food Hate Waste workshop, and learn all about microgreens, sprouts, and s...