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.
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.