Marking the millionth tree milestone with Puriri planting

More than 50 Mission Heights Junior College Year 7 students joined 250 other volunteers at Totara Park last week to support Auckland Mayor Phil...

Good news for birds, bad news for pests

It’s now easier for the community to join the fight to protect native bird species. Howick ward residents can now borrow pest traps from a...

Smoke testing begins in the fight against sewage overflow

Smoke testing has begun in Cockle Bay in a bid to reduce wastewater overflows. This comes after local residents’ cries for help to stop sewage...

Students win cash prizes for destroying moth pods

Six local schools, 10 teams and 38 students from different schools were all on a mission to banish an invasive species of moth pods...

Bucklands Beach erosion – time, tides & politics

Erosion may be a slow process but the progress of local bodies to stop it in its tracks can feel slower still. Although the wheels...

Environmental green jam

There’s up to $2000 to be won by students who are serious moth pod hunters—one pod at a time. “The best green jam ever” is...

Ducks ‘dying like flies’

Kym Skelton recently pulled out three duck carcasses in different stages of decomposition from the Logan Carr Reserve in Botany. The Whitford resident, who moved...

For the love of bugs

He didn’t just open a can of worms, but a bag full of insect specimens, invertebrates and menacing traps. Bug man Ruud Kleinpaste recently opened...

Sewage overflow nightmare

Imagine waking up to the pungent smell of the neighbourhood’s sewage overflowing into your backyard. This was the reality for one Pakuranga family who woke...

School buzzing with activity

To bee or not to bee? It took a lot of convincing and almost four years to happen and now Botany Downs Primary School is...