‘Bee a Hero’ this September for Bee Aware Month

New Zealand's bees and beekeepers are calling on Kiwis to 'Bee a Hero' this September, as the country celebrates Bee Aware Month. Bee Aware Month...

Trampers’ efforts boost kōkako numbers

Two groups of enthusiastic Auckland trampers have become integral to the growth of the kōkako population in the North Island’s Pureora Forest. For 10 years...

Weeding at Mangemangeroa Valley Reserve gets underway

Now that spring has arrived, so have the longer hours of day which indicate to plants, but particularly weeds, that it is now time...

Environment Court imposes big penalty on Formosa

Auckland Council has filed six charges under the Resource Management Act against Formosa (NZ) Limited, with the company pleading guilty to all counts. In a...

Kōkako rescue mission a success at Hunua dam

Auckland Council rangers swooped to the rescue of a juvenile kōkako at the weekend. The bird turned up several weeks ago in the Cossey Dam...

Heavy rainfall pushes dam levels above 50 per cent capacity

Auckland’s dams have received a welcome top-up pushing them to their highest level since early April. Watercare today confirmed that while the dams still need...

AT commits to environmental trial to protect endangered fish

An Auckland Transport (AT) environmental programme will see a population of endangered giant kōkopu fish protected on Waiheke Island. AT will finish the sealing of a 1491m section of...

Mary: inorganic policy is rubbish

By Jim Birchall Buckland’s beach local, 79-year-old Mary Wilton is fed up with Auckland Council’s inorganic collection policy. The current system, allows for a ratepayer to...

Trap pests in your backyard

The school pest free project is a first in Auckland and here’s an opportunity to learn about why and how residents can be pest...

Changing regulation biggest concern

The issue that could have the greatest impact on the real estate profession over the next three years is changing government and local council...

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