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Gecko species re-introduced to New Zealand mainland

Thursday, 1 December 2016, 4:01 pm | Auckland Council

For the first time in a century, the Duvaucel’s gecko can now be found in mainland New Zealand thanks to a successful reintroduction of the species into Tāwharanui Open Sanctuary. Auckland Council’s Regional Park Rangers and Biodiversity team ... More >>

Fresh chance to stand for the Howick Local Board

Tuesday, 29 November 2016, 1:48 pm | Auckland Council

Interested in representing your community and influencing decisions that affect your local community and make Auckland a great place to live? More >>

Pop-up garden transforms empty CBD lot

Tuesday, 29 November 2016, 11:55 am | Auckland Council

Gardens, seesaws and shaded seating will be installed on 30 November 2016 over the scarred concrete foundations of the Griffiths Building, creating an urban oasis on the corner of Albert Street and Wellesley Street in Auckland. More >>

Mayoral proposal eases ratepayer burden

Monday, 28 November 2016, 3:32 pm | Auckland Council

Mayor Phil Goff has today released a plan to restrict rate rises and raise significant new revenue while restraining borrowing and supporting underpaid and vulnerable Aucklanders. More >>

Kids star when they Dare to Explore

Monday, 28 November 2016, 12:32 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland primary school students have brought this year’s Kia Māia Te Whai/ Dare to Explore summer reading programme to life. More >>

Safer spaces on the way for Auckland’s ancestral mountains

Tuesday, 22 November 2016, 12:24 pm | Auckland Council

Pedestrian-only areas at the tihi (summits) of five Tūpuna Maunga (ancestral mountains) will be introduced in 2017. More >>

Library Christmas opening hours confirmed

Monday, 21 November 2016, 1:21 pm | Auckland Council

Local Boards across Auckland have confirmed which libraries will be open during the four days between Christmas and New Year. All 55 libraries across the Auckland Council network will operate until closing at the regular time on Christmas Eve and ... More >>

By-election called for subdivision of the Howick Local Board

Thursday, 17 November 2016, 11:06 am | Auckland Council

A by-election is to be held to elect a new representative for the Botany subdivision on the Howick Local Board to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Lucy Schwaner at the board’s inaugural meeting. More >>

Film review – Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story

Wednesday, 16 November 2016, 3:13 pm | Auckland Council

As part of Auckland’s Love Food Hate Waste month, Aucklanders will have the chance to see Just Eat It for free at a community screening in Whangaparoa this Sunday. Head along to have your view on food changed by this thought-provoking documentary. More >>

Summer Bat Walks in Waitakere Ranges

Wednesday, 16 November 2016, 12:27 pm | Auckland Council

Bookings are now open for the popular January bat walks in the Waitakere Ranges, and Arataki Visitor Centre Manager Glenn Browne is urging families to sign up early or miss out. “These walks have limited numbers so as not to disturb the wildlife. ... More >>

Auckland Unitary Plan becomes operative

Tuesday, 15 November 2016, 11:10 am | Auckland Council

The parts of the Auckland Unitary Plan not subject to appeal will officially become operative from today. More >>

Dinosaurs run amuck in Botanic Gardens cafe

Monday, 14 November 2016, 4:36 pm | Auckland Council

Access to the café at Auckland Botanic Gardens was restricted for a period today, following sightings of a Tyrannosaurus Rex in the dining area. More >>

No hot dogs in hot cars this summer

Monday, 14 November 2016, 11:29 am | Auckland Council

With a warm weekend heralding a warm season ahead, Auckland Council’s Animal Management team is calling on owners to take extra care when travelling in cars with their pets this summer. It takes only minutes for a pet left in a vehicle on a warm day to succumb ... More >>

Scale of food waste brought to Aucklanders

Wednesday, 9 November 2016, 3:37 pm | Auckland Council

15,000 loaves of bread are wasted every day in Auckland – enough to cross the Harbour Bridge three times over! Auckland Council erected huge toast towers at Britomart today to show the scale of food waste – these four metre high pillars of toast ... More >>

Dinosaur eggs discovered at botanic gardens

Monday, 7 November 2016, 11:09 am | Auckland Council

Auckland Botanic Gardens plant curators have unearthed what are thought to be prehistoric dinosaur eggs in the Gondwana Forest section of the expansive garden in Manurewa. More >>

Aucklanders – start loving your leftovers this November

Thursday, 3 November 2016, 3:29 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Council is encouraging residents to love their leftovers throughout November with a series of workshops, competitions and community events promoting the Love Food Hate Waste campaign. More >>

First Governing Body begins new council term

Wednesday, 2 November 2016, 3:16 pm | Auckland Council

The first formal Auckland Council Governing Body meeting has been held, marking the start of council business for the new term. More >>

Council welcomes SkyPath closing statements

Wednesday, 2 November 2016, 2:26 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Council has welcomed the closing statement of the Environment Court which indicated consent would be granted, subject to refining of conditions, for SkyPath. More >>

Te Auaunga Awa launch calls for community celebration

Wednesday, 2 November 2016, 10:53 am | Auckland Council

An event to mark the start of a major community transformation will be held this Saturday 5 November 2016 in Mt Roskill, as construction begins on Te Auaunga Awa restoration. The launch will encourage local residents to discover and celebrate ... More >>

Housing and Transport priority to make Auckland better

Tuesday, 1 November 2016, 6:54 pm | Auckland Council

New Auckland Mayor Phil Goff has stressed the need for bold action to address the housing crisis in Auckland and connect communities with a smart and efficient public transport system. More >>



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