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...

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...

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...

Students dig deep to reap fruits of labour

In an age of short attention spans, gardening in schools is making a huge comeback. Friday morning was evidence of that as students and teachers...

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...


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