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Environmental Heroes 5 Nov 2021

Mayoral Conservation Awards finalists announced

Celebrate the amazing work the conservation community is doing in Tāmaki Makaurau.

Waste 9 Sep 2021

Zero waste on the menu

Fair Food’s slogan is ‘Feeding People, Not Landfill’ and it’s living up to its zero waste dreams.

Environmental Heroes 30 Jul 2021

Celebrating our amazing rangers

31 July is World Ranger Day and is a chance for us all to say thank you to our incredible parks people.

Waste 30 Jul 2021

More than 100 zero waste heroes celebrated at awards

The amazing stories of those working to reduce waste to landfill across Tāmaki Makaurau have been recognised at the 2021 Zero Waste Awards.

14-24 year olds 8 Jun 2021

From banners to bags

Old flags and bunting used to advise of events and liven Papakura's streets are being returned to the town as shopping bags.

Environment 19 Nov 2020

Finalists shortlisted in this year’s Mayoral Conservation Awards

Environmental champions achievements to be recognised.

Environment 11 Mar 2020

WMIF grant supports Ōrākei Marae on para kore journey

When Beronia Scott first started adopting a para kore (zero waste) approach at Ōrākei Marae, her focus was on transforming the whare kai (kitchen), where she was in charge. With the support of an Auckland Council Waste Minimisation and Innovation Fund (WMIF) grant, the kitchen is now zero waste and they have closed the loop.  They now turn kai into kai – taking para kai (food scraps) and using it to feed the soil to grow more great food.

Waste 3 Mar 2020

Grants available for great zero-waste ideas

Up to $50,000 is available to businesses and community groups to support waste-reduction projects.