Protecting Auckland's environment
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.
Clean energy on Aotea gets a $130,000 boost
Four different groups have been given funding to increase their use of solar energy in Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board’s most recent Capital Grant allocations.
Conservation dog convention will have noses to the ground
There’s 'paws’ for celebration this week as Auckland Council’s biosecurity dog team gather with their counterparts from the Department of Conservation and private contractors across the country, for a 'nose to tail' convention.
Don’t be a dumper – help protect our environment
Illegal dumping is damaging the environment as well as being an eyesore and the council is asking people to do the right thing and dispose of their waste properly.
Strengthened collaboration between Auckland’s Regional Parks and the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park a welcome step forward
Hauraki Gulf Forum Co-Chairs Nicola MacDonald and Pippa Coom have welcomed the adoption of Auckland Council’s new Regional Parks Management Plan (RPMP), which will see strengthened collaboration between Auckland’s Regional Parks and the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park.
Kororā/little penguin population gets boost from local board
Sick kororā/little penguins found washed up on North Shore beaches will soon be rehabilitated with help from a Devonport-Takapuna local board grant.
Beginners Guide to Bird Identification
Learn how to identify common birds found in our neighbourhoods, and monitoring methods for bird counts and predators.
At the Back of the Fridge, & Shopping with a List - Love Food Hate Waste
Learn creative new ideas to use up those forgotten ingredients hiding at the back of your fridge, with hints on how to create delicious and nutritious dishes from common leftovers.
Upcycled Arts & Craft wanted
In line of Eco Fest, we will be showcasing all artwork at Epsom Library.
Join us for a packed programme of events, activities, installations, and workshops for people of all ages and stages of their sustainability journey.
Sustainable Food Garden: Online Course
The course takes up to six weeks to complete, although it is completely self-paced.
March Composting Workshops - Free
This free workshop offers an introduction to composting with bokashi bins, worm farms and cold composting bins.
Ranger guided walk - Free
Learn about the unique flora and fauna that call the forest and waterways home and important environmental issues that we face today in the reserve.
SWITCH UP: Sustainable Solutions
Get ready to take on the challenge with MOTAT and switch up your thinking to improve our environment.