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.
DIY Bokashi Composting Workshop - New Lynn
Judy Keats will demonstrate Bokashi composting and how to create your own system, which you can take home with you.
Surfdale Food Forest Working Bee – EcoFest
All are welcome; bring snacks to share for morning tea!
Visible Mending Workshop with Cher– EcoFest
Come and learn different visible mending techniques with Cher so you can keep wearing your favourite garment and save it from going to landfill.
Waiheke Collective Pestival – EcoFest
Join us for a fun and educational day celebrating Waiheke’s journey to a healthy and thriving natural environment.
Native Plant Nursery Workshop
The seeds you nurture will be used in stream restoration projects in the local area.
Baby In Sync: The emotionally connected baby
Learn the practical, financial and environmental benefits of having a nappy-free, or partially nappy-free, baby or toddler.
Conservation Conversations: Backyard Conservation
We aim to bring cultures together and share conservation knowledge/experience!