Protecting Auckland's environment
Removal of notable pōhutukawa brings $52,500 fine
In a recent Auckland District Court decision, property owner Cole Arnott was fined $52,500 for breaching tree protection rules under the Resource Management Act 1991.
Attracting shorebirds back to Tahuna Torea
A 3D printed pied stilt (poaka) decoy is being used to attract shorebirds.
Auckland Council helps build resilience in rural communities
Facing the prospect of further dry summers, Auckland Council has established 21 permanent community water sites around rural Auckland to help mitigate the situation and assist with future drought management. A further ten sites are to be added when the project is complete.
Science could help protect milk tree
Franklin Local Board has granted landowner approval for an Auckland University researcher to pick leaves and take samples from rare streblus banksii trees. The project is part of a thesis looking into the genetic and morphological diversity of the species in the Auckland region to better conserve it.
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.
Manurewa welcomes new Community Recycling Centre
Auckland’s newest Community Recycling Centre in Manurewa is now open and is focussing on reusing and repurposing unwanted household items to keep them out of landfill.
Auckland Council awarded sizable fine in case against chemical company
The Penrose company who spilled more than 8000 litres of methyl methacrylate down a stormwater drain and into an open channel leading to the Manukau Harbour, in February 2021, was fined $112,000 in the Auckland District Court yesterday.
Stream plan a win for Manurewa environment
Concrete channels will go as part of a stream regeneration plan around Blackgate Reserve in Manurewa.
Waiheke Community Resource Recovery Park TOUR – EcoFest
See waste reduction in action, and learn how to reduce your waste.
A Bee Story – EcoFest
This instantly enchanting show is an enlightening modern-day message on environmentalism, sustainability and community spirit.
The Circular economy – EcoFest
Come along to this family-friendly event, and it is also accessible by wheelchair.
Birkenhead Repair Cafe - EcoFest
Please bring anything you need to be fixed to your broken item, such as a new zip or plug attachment.
Creepy Crawly Night Time Stream Explore – EcoFest
Bring a flashlight & wear sturdy shoes to explore Creepy Crawlies in Te Toki Reserve.
Grow Your Own Greens - Blockhouse Bay Library
Learn practical tips for reducing food waste and clever storage ideas to keep your food fresh for longer.
Just Eat It - Movie Screening: Avondale
The couple dive into the issue of waste, from farm to retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge.