Protecting Auckland's environment

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Cleaning up our environment 2 Dec 2021

Have you fenced your waterways?

On 16 November, the Auckland Unitary Plan rules requiring livestock on many rural properties, to be kept out of streams, rivers, wetlands and lakes in the Auckland region came into effect, five years after the Unitary Plan became operative.

Environment 2 Dec 2021

Protecting the Hauraki Gulf

Help us protect the Hauraki Gulf now and for future generations.

Beaches 2 Dec 2021

More beaches to swim at this summer

Long term safety warnings at a number of Auckland swimming spots have been lifted following work by Auckland Council and Watercare’s Safe Networks programme.

Community 2 Dec 2021

Upper Waitematā community nursery project recognised

An innovative project growing native plants for large scale restoration projects in the Upper Harbour Local Board area was a finalist in the Auckland Mayoral Conservation Awards.

Conservation 2 Dec 2021

Leigh’s little blue penguin project recognised

A finalist in Auckland's Mayoral Conservation Awards, the Warkworth Forest & Bird Little Penguin Project is the culmination of many years of collaboration with the Leigh community.

Mayor 1 Dec 2021

Mayor Goff outlines billion-dollar climate action package

An ambitious $1 billion climate action package to reduce carbon emissions and deliver more buses, ferries, cycling and walking and urban tree canopy is the signature policy in Mayor Phil Goff’s proposal for Auckland Council’s Annual Budget 2022/23, released today, 1 December 2021.

Summer 1 Dec 2021

Waste and litter-busting tips for summer

To keep our public spaces beautiful, Auckland Council is encouraging everyone to put litter in its place while out and about.

Community 26 Nov 2021

Franklin environmental heroes recognised

Two Franklin groups have won Mayoral Conservation Awards.

Events23 Results

10 Feb 2022

Ranger Guided Walk – Tahnua Torea Nature Reserve

Take a free guided walk with your community park ranger team through Glendowie's ecological treasure.

10 Feb 2022 - 26 Feb 2022

February Composting Workshops

An introduction to composting with bokashi bins, worm farms and cold composting bins. 

12 Feb 2022

World Wetland Day at Matuku Link

Matuku Link joins World Wetland Day with a host of activities like guided walks, bird talks and bug hunts.

22 Feb 2022

Ranger Guided Walk – Manutewhau Walkway

Learn about the unique flora and fauna of the forest habitat within the reserve.

26 Feb 2022

Te Ara Tahuna – Ōrewa Estuary Guided Bike Tour

A free guided ecological bike tour around the beautiful Ōrewa estuary.

08 Mar 2022

Ranger Guided Walk – Puhinui Reserve, Manurewa

A free guided walk through the fascinating Puhinui Reserve.

12 Mar 2022

Repair Café

Get that item fixed rather than throwing it away.

19 Mar 2022 - 27 Mar 2022

Pest Plant Roadshow

Want to find out which weeds you should bin, bag or put in a barrel?