Regan, the rat catcher

Regan Norton, a Year 5 student at Sunnyhills Primary School, may seem an unlikely rat catcher, but this 10-year-old from east Auckland has successfully caught four...

Court stops Hunua 1080 poison drop

A planned 1080 poison drop to eradicate pests in the Hunua Ranges has been called after the Environment Court made an order stopping Auckland...

Howick continues battle against weeds

Are moth plant and rhamnus weed out of control in your backyard? Howick Local Board wants you to help it win the battle to rid...

Kindy Sunflower Project back to spark a passion for gardening

An amazing 11,612 kindy kids around New Zealand – including many local children - will be cultivating their gardening skills

Unitary plan “destroying” Struan Place

The residents of Struan Place are protesting a possible housing development which will leave their small street over-crowded. Residents have already had to contend with...

Local enviro kindy awarded Auckland Airport staff grant

Pakuranga Baptist Kindergarten has been awarded a $1,000 grant by Auckland Airport’s staff grant scheme. “We feel blessed to have been awarded this grant” says...

New plan to manage erosion at Cockle Bay

A revised plan to repair erosion damage at Cockle Bay is the result of input from local residents, concerned about wave reflection and sand...

Getting their hands dirty

    Local primary students recently got down and dirty planting young native flaxes and trees as part of the Trees for Survival initiative. Under the Trees...

Illegal rubbish dumping in Flat Bush

Two local board members have expressed exasperation over the return of illegal dumping in the Flat Bush area. Howick Local Board member Mike Turinsky noticed...

Who can pick the most pods?

How many moth plant pods can a Botany Downs Secondary College (BDSC) student pick when he enters a pod picking competition? Amelali Vaka picked 1083...

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