Protecting Auckland's environment
Auckland Council fells Waitākere Tree Services in court
Notable tree in Manukau Road removed without resource consent.
Ōtara clean up Sunday united to tackle climate change
When members of a young adult volunteer group decided to get their hands dirty to support the Green Earth clean-up campaign, they made a pile of difference – several piles.
Ecobulb home energy saver project a winner
Auckland Council has partnered with energy-efficient lightbulb producers Ecobulb to help struggling Auckland households save on their power bills.
City shaping strategy gets approval for consultation
Auckland Council’s Planning, Environment and Parks Committee today approved a draft strategy for how Tāmaki Makaurau should grow and change over the next 30 years, which will go out for public consultation on Tuesday 6 June.
Six things you can’t put in your recycling bin
Reducing landfill is a great cause your whole household can get behind. However, it’s important to know what can be recycled in your kerbside bins and what needs to be taken elsewhere – or put straight in the rubbish.
Solid progress on $52 million wastewater upgrades
With four 175,000-litre storage tanks now buried underground and the gravity main over halfway complete, stage one of the $52 million shovel-ready Dunkirk Road wastewater upgrade is on track to meet its completion in September next year.
The best of both worlds - compost and food scraps
While home composting is still the preferred option to treat food scraps, not all Aucklanders can compost and not all food scraps can be easily composted. Auckland Council’s food scraps collection service means that food scraps, which would end up in landfill where they create harmful greenhouse gases, will now be used for renewable energy and fertiliser to grow more food sustainably.
Auckland Council celebrates as Hunua Ranges caution lifted
The caution over the 1080 treatment area in the Hunua Ranges Regional Park has lifted, six months after the final application for 2022. With already excellent results, this marks the third successful aerial pest control operation for Auckland Council in Hunua Ranges over the last eight years.