Auckland’s Heritage Counts – 2023

The 2023 Auckland’s Heritage Counts, compiled by David Bade, has been put on the Auckland Council website here, along with past editions and related research reports. This edition is in a poster format. The aim of Auckland’s Heritage Counts is to raise awareness of Auckland’s heritage, and to highlight the...

Continue reading

Cat Management Act

Forest & Bird has called for the government to introduce a national Cat Management Act, with the mandated registration and desexing of pet cats to protect wildlife throughout the country. There are an estimated 1,134,000 pet cats and 196,000 strays in New Zealand. There is no data on feral cats,...

Continue reading

Recycling Week

Auckland Council has proposed daily challenges we can all make this Recycling Week. Procurement Monday Only purchase products that can be recycled, reused or repurposed, and consider buying in bulk. Waste-free Tuesday If your workplace recycling system could do with improving, encourage your colleagues to recycle correctly by providing them...

Continue reading

For Love of the St James

157 people expressed interest in CTA’s event in the Auckland Heritage Festival: a tour of the St James Theatre. 59 of them were able to tour the theatre on 24 September. Allan Matson, CTA president, took the two groups up the grand staircase to the first floor and down into...

Continue reading

Studio One Toi Tū reopened

After nearly a year of seismic refurbishment, Studio One Toi Tū opened again earlier this month.  Built in 1906, this heritage building has now been strengthened to 67% of the new building standard (NBS), meaning it is no longer earthquake-prone under the current building legislation. In addition to the seismic works,...

Continue reading

Global Ocean Treaty – petition

After years of campaigning, the first ever Global Ocean Treaty has been agreed. Now governments need to sign it into law in order to create these sanctuaries and secure the future of the oceans. You can add your name to call on the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Nanaia Mahuta, to...

Continue reading

EDS Political Debate

On 13 September, a discussion organised by the Environmental Defence Society revealed party policies for the environment and conservation. Hon David Parker (Labour), Hon James Shaw (Greens), Hon Scott Simpson (National), Hon John Tamihere (Te Pāti Māori) and Simon Court MP (ACT) were questioned by EDS CEO Gary Taylor. The...

Continue reading

Regional Historic Heritage Grant Programme

Te Tukunga pūtea ā-takiwā taonga tuku iho / the Regional Historic Heritage Grant Programme opens for applications from 5 October until 10 November. With grants of up to $50,000, it is open to groups and individuals that contribute to the protection and improvement of regionally significant historic heritage places, sites...

Continue reading