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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.

Environment 3 May 2017

Claim that pigs kill kauri isn’t hogwash

Recent research suggests that we are not the only ones spreading kauri dieback and other plant diseases – pigs can spread them, too.

Environment 3 May 2017

Long-tailed bats spotted in Henderson

Long-tailed bats have been spotted in Henderson for the first time in about 15 years.

Parks / Outdoors 1 May 2017

Little spotted kiwi are back!

Twenty little spotted kiwi are making themselves at home following their release into Shakespear Open Sanctuary at the weekend.

Events46 Results

28 May 2024 - 17 Aug 2024

Planting Days 2024 with Kaipātiki Project

Join us as we expand and strengthen our local reserves with more native plants this year.

24 May 2024 - 12 Jun 2024

Deep Space - Believe

Using infrared technology, Webb’s NIR-Cam has captured millions of images and transmitted them ab...

24 May 2024 - 12 Jun 2024

Jenna Eriksen - Believe

The meaning behind this series of works by New Zealand Artist Jenna Eriksen comes together to for...

24 May 2024 - 12 Jun 2024

Lightbox works - Andrea Gardner - Believe

The images are very much from the realm of the imagination or “make believe”.

14 May 2024 - 27 Jun 2024

Matariki - Ngā Whetū o te Tau Hou | The Stars of the New Year

From the comfort of your planetarium seat, you’ll embark on a journey to ngā whetū (the stars).

11 May 2024 - 25 Jun 2024

Eskdale Regeneration Champions with Kaipātiki Project

Join us to help protect our unique native ecosystems and build local climate resilience.

07 May 2024 - 02 Jul 2024

Free After School Art and Craft Classes with the ReCreators

Ages 7-12 year olds can join after school art and craft, and upcycling classes.

04 May 2024 - 28 May 2024

Composting Workshop - May

Come and discover how easy it is to turn your waste into fertiliser!