Nominations for 2022 zero waste awards

Organisers of the 2022 Tāmaki Makaurau Zero Waste Awards want to celebrate the mahi of those working to reduce waste to landfill across our city. Nominations are open from 1 August to 31 August at ecomatters.org.nz/zerowasteawards . If you know of an unsung hero whose work deserves to be recognised,...

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Right to repair – petition

Things used to be made to last for years, and there were skilled people who could repair your toaster or electric fan for a fraction of the cost of replacing them. Repair Café are calling on our Government to ensure: Things are easy to repair. Repair services are accessible and...

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Accessible parks

Parks in the Waitākere Ranges Local Board area now have a guide to becoming more accessible, following the adoption of key principles of accessible design in parks. The Waitākere Ranges Local Board funded an assessment of 10 of the highest-profile parks in the area by accessibility experts Be. Lab, who...

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Matariki

A new podcast focusing on Matariki produced by Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga is available for the first ever national public holiday celebrating Matariki on June 24. Read Article | Mawehe Atu The 45-minute podcast features interviews with five Māori Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga staff who share their wide-ranging...

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Save Our National Passenger Rail Network – petition

KiwiRail recently reversed that decision and reinstated the Northern Explorer and Coastal Pacific effective September 2022. However, much of Aotearoa New Zealand remains disconnected from the rail passenger network and other services remain under threat from underinvestment. This petition will be presented soon and 10,000 signatures are sought; it’s currently...

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Have your say on Auckland’s freshwater

Auckland Council is calling on Aucklanders to give their feedback on the region’s freshwater, to help inform upcoming changes to the Auckland Unitary Plan. This applies to all freshwater bodies including: rivers streams lakes wetlands aquifers springs Consultation is open from Monday 13 June to Sunday 17 July. Get more...

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Canon Oceania 2022 Grants now open

The Canon Oceania 2022 Grants Program is now open for submissions. The 2022 grants will be awarded under the following categories: 1 x Community Grant – NZ $5,000 Open to a range of organisations keeping their community at the heart of what they do, ranging from not-for-profits and grassroots groups,...

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Backyard Battle – against litter

Litter in Aotearoa is a huge problem, but there’s very little data available on where our litter hotspots are, or what type of litter is the most problematic. Backyard Battle is a Keep New Zealand Beautiful citizen science programme which aims to help identify the origins of litter and to...

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