Mission Bay development declined

The Environment Court decision on the Mission Bay development appeal has just been released and it has been declined in full. The proposed 8-storey development will not be built. Hopefully any future plans will be designed to complement the local environment. The decision says that the developer was seeking to...

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Māori Hall refurbishment

A project is underway to refurbish the heritage 1908 Māori Hall on 5 Edinburgh St, Auckland Central (just off K Rd) and activate this historic space for community events, to support youth development, the arts, creativity and wellbeing. The Māori Hall has lain derelict since 2008, when it was last...

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Aotearoa SDG Summit Recordings now online

The 2021 Aotearoa Virtual Sustainable Development Summit is available to watch here.   Main Stage Highlights: Mihi Whakatau, Opening Address and Q&A with Hon. Minster Nanaia Mahuta Comments from the Vice Chancellors of the University of Canterbury and Lincoln University regarding their commitment to the Summit Declaration Office of the...

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Save our wetlands – petition

Last year, the government passed laws to protect our remaining few wetlands. Now it is considering a proposal that would effectively strip wetlands of all meaningful protection. Forest & Bird’s petition is seeking the following: Protect fresh water: Stop the continued destruction of wetlands and encourage their restoration. Maintain meaningful...

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Leys Institute progress

Auckland Council has begun the development of a detailed business case for the restoration, modernisation and seismic remediation of the Leys Institute buildings following go-ahead given by Waitematā Local Board late 2020. Friends of Leys Institute co-ordinator Helen Geary (former CTA board member) is thrilled to get the news of...

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St James Theatre – 5 years on

The much-loved St Jame Theatre, running between Queen St and the central library, was bought by Steve Bielby in 2014. It needed renovations, refurbishments and earthquake restrengthening. Renovations started, then stalled. Millions of dollars have been spent. $300 million is needed. The Queen Street-facing theatres of the West End and...

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350.org

350.org is an international movement of ordinary people working to end the age of fossil fuels and build a world of community-led renewable energy for all. 1. A fast & just transition to 100% renewable energy for all Accelerate the transition to a new, just clean energy economy by supporting...

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Forest & Bird news and actions

Forest & Bird, of which CTA is a member, have shared their resource library for reading during the level 4 lockdown. They have also shared these stories about electric vehicles and steel made without coal. And there is an F&B petition, signed by 3800 people, that they are encouraging more...

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New Long Bay Heritage Protection Area

Over 3000 square metres of land in the middle of the existing Heritage Protection Area alongside Long Bay Regional Park has been purchased by Auckland Council. Long Bay is one of Auckland’s most highly visited regional parks, and with the nearby housing growth and development, visitor numbers are expected to...

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