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Albert-Eden businesses supported on sustainability journey

By   /  February 21, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, FifthEstate1, KB, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Albert-Eden businesses supported on sustainability journey

Source: Auckland Council Local businesses in Albert-Eden are taking steps to become more environmentally sustainable. Several are being supported through the Albert-Eden Sustainable Business Programme, which is sponsored by Albert-Eden Local Board and delivered by Carolyn Cox of Green Business HQ. “There is increasing interest from businesses in adopting sustainable practices, but many need a […]

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Manukau Harbour Forum educating the local community

By   /  February 21, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, FifthEstate1, KB, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Manukau Harbour Forum educating the local community

Source: Auckland Council In 2010, nine of the Auckland Council local boards joined together with technical support from across council and WaterCare to form the Manukau Harbour Forum.  The Forum was established to help communities around Auckland to work better together on the big-picture task of looking after Manukau harbours’ water, environment, ecology and cultural and […]

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Older adults supported with workshops in Ōrākei

By   /  February 21, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, FifthEstate1, KB, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Older adults supported with workshops in Ōrākei

Source: Auckland Council Ōrākei Local Board is supporting a series of workshops for older adults run by Age Concern Auckland out of the Ōrākei Community Centre over March and April. The workshops aim to arm older people with key life skills to ensure their wellbeing and ongoing participation in society. Training in technology and use […]

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Council, AT seek safety assurances from Lime

By   /  February 21, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, FifthEstate1, KB, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Council, AT seek safety assurances from Lime

Source: Auckland Council Auckland Council and Auckland Transport are actively seeking assurances from Lime this week regarding issues with some e-scooters locking. Auckland Council has formally written to Lime twice this week to request urgent updates to allow any next steps from a licencing perspective to be decided on. We have also asked Lime to […]

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Fruit fly investigation underway on North Shore

By   /  February 21, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, FifthEstate1, KB, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Fruit fly investigation underway on North Shore

Source: Auckland Council 21 February – Update – Queensland fruit fly detected in new area on Auckland’s North Shore Surveillance activity in Auckland will be stepped up following the discovery of a second Queensland fruit fly on the North Shore. The solitary male fly was collected from a fruit fly trap and formally identified yesterday (20 […]

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King tides predicted this week

By   /  February 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, FifthEstate1, KB, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on King tides predicted this week

Source: Auckland Council MetService NZ is predicting king tides may affect Tamaki Drive and SH1 at Esmonde Road as well as some low lying parts of Auckland on Thursday (21 February) and Friday (22 February). The areas most likely to be affected are Tamaki Drive and Esmonde Road although.  Low lying areas such as Maraetai […]

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Concern over possibility of flooding on Waiheke drives preventative action

By   /  February 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, FifthEstate1, KB, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Concern over possibility of flooding on Waiheke drives preventative action

Source: Auckland Council A potential storm event is threatening to bring heavy rain and possible flooding to the Auckland region this weekend. On Waiheke Island, many who have been flooded before will be anxiously waiting to see what the weather will bring. Healthy Waters contractors will be inspecting more than 50 sites on Thursday and […]

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Franklin Local Board urges storm readiness

By   /  February 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, FifthEstate1, KB, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Franklin Local Board urges storm readiness

Source: Auckland Council A few minutes now could save a lot of grief if Cyclone Oma does its worst this weekend. Franklin Local Board Chair Angela Fulljames says there are a lot of things residents can do ahead of the bad weather tipped to hit the region. “Counties Power already has teams on standby to […]

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Get together on these east Auckland walks

By   /  February 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, FifthEstate1, KB, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Get together on these east Auckland walks

Source: Auckland Council Walking. It’s one of the best things you can do in Auckland and there are heaps of stunning walks to choose in east Auckland. Here are our top picks.    Beachlands to Maraetai Path The Beachlands to Maraetai walk and cycle path along the beautiful Pōhutukawa Coast is perfect for a fun day out. You’ll see […]

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Tourism Industry Association launch photo challenge

By   /  February 20, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, ATEED, Auckland, Auckland City, Auckland Council, Auckland Tourism, Auckland Tourism Events Economic Development, Events Economic Development, FifthEstate1, KB, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Tourism Industry Association launch photo challenge

Source: Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development (ATEED) Get snap happy this February with the 2019 Tourism Industry Association photo   competition which gives artistic tourism operators the chance to show off their photography skills by capturing what makes Aotearoa so unique as a destination, and as a country.   This year’s theme is ‘Manaakitanga’ […]

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Rangatahi Youth Scholarship recipients aim to help community with their skills

By   /  February 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, FifthEstate1, KB, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Rangatahi Youth Scholarship recipients aim to help community with their skills

Source: Auckland Council Future scientists, architects and nurses are among the recipients of Manurewa Local Board’s Rangatahi Youth Scholarship who are excited and ready to take the next step in their academic journey. Twelve recipients aged between 14 and 24 received scholarships of up to $2000 that will go towards financially supporting their further education […]

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New approach to Te Reo Maori lessons at Mt Albert Toy Library

By   /  February 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, FifthEstate1, KB, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on New approach to Te Reo Maori lessons at Mt Albert Toy Library

Source: Auckland Council Pitau Potiki, the Te Reo Māori speaking doll created by Rotorua couple Kristin Ross and Hohepa Tuahine, is the latest addition to the collection at the Mt Albert Toy Library. “We are constantly on the lookout for fun educational toys and always browsing the internet for toys and that’s how I came […]

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Get together on these south Auckland walks

By   /  February 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, FifthEstate1, KB, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Get together on these south Auckland walks

Source: Auckland Council No matter where you are or how long you’ve got, Auckland has a walk for you. Whether you’re wanting to pick up a sweat, looking for more of a leisurely stroll or somewhere to take the kids, there’s hundreds of walks to discover. Here’s our top picks if you’re heading south-side.  Ambury […]

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Waitakere Ranges residents urged to find out more about septic tank changes

By   /  February 19, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, FifthEstate1, KB, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Waitakere Ranges residents urged to find out more about septic tank changes

Source: Auckland Council Waitākere Ranges residents with septic tanks are being urged to attend a special information session on the proposed phasing out of the septic tank pump-out service. As part of this year’s Annual Budget, the council is proposing to phase out the sewerage service and targeted rate and replace it with a regional […]

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New species of fruit fly found in Ōtara

By   /  February 19, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, FifthEstate1, KB, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on New species of fruit fly found in Ōtara

Source: Auckland Council The Ministry for Primary Industries has today (19 February) confirmed a second type of fruit fly, (Bactrocera facialis – the “facialis fruit fly”) has been found in a surveillance trap in the suburb of Ōtara. This fly is a different species to the Queensland fruit fly and the detection is not related to […]

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Diggers and Divers: April Holiday Programme

By   /  February 19, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, FifthEstate1, KB, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Diggers and Divers: April Holiday Programme

Source: Auckland Council Discover shipwrecks, make your own fossils and learn about the life of a marine archaeologist in our April holiday programme. Show: Alex the Archaeologist An interactive show in the Kiwi Bach with the character Alex the marine archaeologist. Kiwis and The Coast Gallery, 15 minuets. Gallery trail: Excavation stations A self-guided trail […]

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Additional ferry sailings for north and west Auckland

By   /  February 19, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, FifthEstate1, KB, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Additional ferry sailings for north and west Auckland

Source: Auckland Council Auckland Transport has announced more good news for north and west Auckland ferry users.  From Monday 25 February, Hobsonville and Beach Haven ferry users will get four additional trips each weekday to choose from. This comes on the back of the recent commencement of weekend ferry services.  Check the new weekday timetable […]

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Stoat hunt shuts down

By   /  February 19, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, FifthEstate1, KB, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Stoat hunt shuts down

Source: Auckland Council After an exhaustive effort over the last six weeks, Auckland Council and the Department of Conservation (DOC) have signed off on a collaborative biosecurity response following an unconfirmed sighting of a pair of stoats in the Medlands Beach area early in January. A full-scale biosecurity operation was deployed using a team of stoat […]

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Damaged Beach Haven bridge to be rebuilt

By   /  February 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, FifthEstate1, KB, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Damaged Beach Haven bridge to be rebuilt

Source: Auckland Council A fire that destroyed a large section of a pedestrian bridge used daily by hundreds of people in Beach Haven will need to be fully rebuilt. A structural engineer has assessed the remains of the bridge that linked Fordham and Lanigan Streets and has advised that it is not repairable and it […]

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Onehunga Foreshore cleanup planned for Seaweek

By   /  February 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, FifthEstate1, KB, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Onehunga Foreshore cleanup planned for Seaweek

Source: Auckland Council Tweet this quote Share Share this Volunteer at the Onehunga Foreshore cleanup event as part of Seaweek 2019 Across the region, groups are getting together to find ways to support Seaweek 2019. Among events being organised in Maungakiekie Tamaki area is a group effort by Hirepool, Fishing & Adventure TV and Sustainable […]

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