Protecting Auckland's environment
Waiheke initiatives get helping hand from board
Take a look at just a few key examples from around Waiheke that will be getting a financial boost thanks to Waiheke Local Board’s latest local and multiboard grants round.
New home for Pest Free Kaipātiki
Pest Free Kaipātiki has a new home thanks to Auckland Council, Kaipātiki Local Board, and local businesses and volunteers.
Waiuku Mudlarks ask for help to stop good work going to waste
Presenting a petition to Franklin Local Board, group members Tony Ogilvie and Paul Stewart appealed for help to combat “rampant reinfestation” of mangroves in the area.
Removal of notable pōhutukawa brings $52,500 fine
In a recent Auckland District Court decision, property owner Cole Arnott was fined $52,500 for breaching tree protection rules under the Resource Management Act 1991.
Attracting shorebirds back to Tahuna Torea
A 3D printed pied stilt (poaka) decoy is being used to attract shorebirds.
Auckland Council helps build resilience in rural communities
Facing the prospect of further dry summers, Auckland Council has established 21 permanent community water sites around rural Auckland to help mitigate the situation and assist with future drought management. A further ten sites are to be added when the project is complete.
Science could help protect milk tree
Franklin Local Board has granted landowner approval for an Auckland University researcher to pick leaves and take samples from rare streblus banksii trees. The project is part of a thesis looking into the genetic and morphological diversity of the species in the Auckland region to better conserve it.
Hunua pest control programme complete
Auckland Council’s 1080 programme in the Hunua Ranges area has reached an important milestone with parkland reopening after the final bait application with the Hunua Ranges, Waharau and Whakatiwai regional parks reopening on Sunday 13 November.
Celebrate Te Ara Awataha Greenway, Northcote
It will be a fun day of live music, entertainment, kai, and community participation to celebrate the completed sections of Te Ara Awataha.
DIY Drought-Tolerant Garden Beds
We will get hands-on, building this bed to be used by the community within EcoMatters organic teaching garden.
Food Preservation Workshop and Love Your Leftovers - Avondale
Feed your family for less by loving your leftovers, with hints on how to create delicious and nutritious dishes from common leftovers.
Native Plant Propagation
Collect native plant seeds, sowing them, and other native plant nursery techniques.
Seasonal Pulse Autumn: Organics And Kaitiakitanga
You will develop skills to enable greater awareness of the land you are working with and meet some great folks along the way.
Urban Ark and the Maungawhau Ecological Halo
Listen to Phil Simpson on how to protect and enhance the diversity of native plants and animals.
Free Composting Workshops: April
This free workshop offers an introduction on how to compost with bokashi bins.