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Outdoor education – Bruce on ‘board’

Bruce Kendall MBE is an outdoors man. Although he’s accustomed to meetings indoors – whether with the Howick Local Board, Tamaki Estuary Environmental Forum,...

Howick – The Village that Cares

By Ken Scott, President Howick Village Association Howickians, pat yourselves on the back. What a great turnout in Howick Village on Saturday 29th June to celebrate...

Cancer and plogging changed her life

Being diagnosed with Cancer saved her life, says Charlotte Liu who has learned to embrace life and do something positive for the environment and...

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...

Eco Day: A day for the environment

  Protecting the environment is no easy feat. But Howick’s very own Eco-Day on Saturday June 29 will give you all the tips and tricks to...

The legacy of Ian Duder lives on

Recently Clevedon said goodbye to an iconic stalwart of the community. Ian Leslie Duder passed away peacefully on February 12 just hours after his 87th...

‘Council failing to protect local environment’

The Auckland Council’s refusal to fine or prosecute a local developer for the illegal alteration of a stream between Cheriton Road and Colmar Road...

Hunua Ranges 1080 drop to go ahead

Auckland Council is pleased with the decision by the Environment Court released on 21 September confirming that it can go ahead with its planned...

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...

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...

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...

School planting day to launch TREEmendous makeover

Anchorage Park School in Pakuranga will become a TREEmendous school next term when they transform an unused area of their school field into an...

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...

Hauraki Gulf in sobering state

Fisheries are dwindling and water quality is dismal as pressure on the Hauraki Gulf increases. The State of the Gulf report was released last Friday...

Cliff collapses at Eastern Beach

An Eastern Beach home is resting precariously above a cliff after an enormous chunk of the cliff gave way, according to a social media...

Frustration over ongoing delay in Bucklands Beach restoration

Concern is mounting over continuing delays relating to a restoration project at Bucklands Beach. More than 200 people gathered earlier this month to show support...