Civic Trust AGM 2020

The 2020 AGM was held on 8 November at Kinder House. The meeting was run by the Vice-President / Secretary, Audrey van Ryn, the President being in isolation due to COVID-19. Audrey read the President’s report and answered questions. Discussion ensued about such issues as the siting of the Erebus...

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Te Ao Mārama South Atrium opened at museum

The Auckland War Memorial Museum recently opened the new South Atrium entrance after being closed for about 18 months. “The changes to the South Atrium, which has been designed to be more open and assertively Māori and Pacific in character, make a wonderful foil to the original classical style atrium...

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UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration & Ocean Science for Sustainable Development

The United Nations Decade on Biodiversity gives way to the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.  This aims to prevent, halt and reverse the degradation of ecosystems worldwide. Restoration is a monumental task. Over the next ten years, every action counts. Every single day. Every country, company, organization, and individual has...

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Climate Crisis

The digital version of Auckland’s Climate Plan (Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri) is online. CTA was one of the submitters to this plan and our submission is here. The launch of the digital plan was marked by a climate action focussed Auckland Conversation: So, Auckland has a climate plan… now what? A recording...

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Climate Emergency Declared

Today the New Zealand Government declared a climate emergency. The motion in the House passed by 76 votes to 43. New Zealand is the 33rd country in the world to declare a climate change emergency. The declaration acknowledged that over 1800 jurisdictions in 32 countries have already declared a climate...

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