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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.

Events48 Results

24 Feb 2024

Dundale Weeding Bee by the Stream

Wear a sun hat, sunscreen, comfortable old clothes and sturdy footwear or gumboots.

24 Feb 2024

Helensville A&P Show

Helensville Show is an iconic country show where you can get up close and personal with all kinds...

24 Feb 2024

Out of the Closet

Be part of the community, make a positive impact, and join the fun!

24 Feb 2024 - 20 Apr 2024

Waipapa Regeneration Day - with Kaipātiki Project

Spread the word and invite your friends to join us on this meaningful journey towards a greener f...

17 Feb 2024 - 23 Mar 2024

Exhibition: 'Tu'u tu'u i le loloto: Take it to the deep' by Delicia Sampero

The expression Tu'u tu'u i le loloto is a proverb referring to fishermen taking their nets to the...

01 Feb 2024 - 24 Feb 2024

Free Composting Workshop - February

Reduce your waste and turn your organic matter into fertiliser using simple composting systems su...

01 Feb 2024 - 29 Feb 2024

Birkenhead Pride

Join groups exploring the outdoors, meet and share experiences with others in your community and...

25 Jan 2024 - 30 Apr 2024

Remembering Jacqui Geux Exhibition

This pop-up exhibition invites visitors to gain a new appreciation for the wildlife of Aotearoa f...