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Educational 24 May 2017

Fish return to Great Barrier waterway after 30 years

About 19km of isolated stream habitat on Aotea Great Barrier Island is accessible to native fish for the first time in three decades, thanks to local residents and public agencies.

Community 23 May 2017

More Aucklanders converting to composting

Almost 10,000 Aucklanders have discovered the joys of composting in the last 20 months, thanks to free workshops.

Environment 19 May 2017

Spindleberry sneaks into Matakana

An uncommon but nasty weed has been spotted in the Rodney region and Auckland Council Biosecurity want locals to keep their eyes peeled.

Environment 11 May 2017

Invasive myrtle rust disease discovered on mainland NZ

The Ministry for Primary Industries MPI has confirmed the presence of myrtle rust in the North Island for first time, in Kerikeri.

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.

Events53 Results

17 Apr 2024 - 18 Apr 2024

Adventure into Nature - School holiday programme

Develop outdoor skills to give your child the knowledge & experience to make the most of the grea...

15 Apr 2024 - 28 Apr 2024

Under the Sea April School Holidays - Pakuranga Library

Uncover secrets of the Moana these school holidays, and join us at Pakuranga Library for an aweso...

13 Apr 2024 - 28 Apr 2024

ARBORIALIS Luminarium

Inspired by the natural world, simulating the wonder and awe of being lost in a forest.

13 Apr 2024 - 28 Apr 2024

Māngere Bridge Library school holiday programme

Join us for exciting school holiday events in April.

13 Apr 2024 - 28 Apr 2024

Manukau Library School Holidays

Join us for a series of events these school holidays.

13 Apr 2024 - 28 Apr 2024

Under the Sea School Holiday Programme

Bring along your whanau and friends to watch movie and make some fun crafts this school holiday.

05 Apr 2024 - 30 Apr 2024

Composting Workshop

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

04 Mar 2024 - 10 May 2024

Pest Free South Auckland Moth Plant Pod Competition

Get out into nature, do your bit to help te taiao and be in to win.