Earth Day

Today is Earth Day. This year’s Earth Day theme is Invest in our Planet. Earth Day is an annual event on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First held on April 22, 1970, it now includes a wide range of events coordinated globally by EarthDay.org including 1 billion...

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New high-density housing rules

Auckland Council has opened public consultation on changes to the Auckland Unitary Plan as part of implementing central government’s new requirements for greater housing density across the city. Aucklanders can have their say from Tuesday 19 April to Monday 9 May 2022 and view draft planning maps showing where greater...

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Shortland Flats turning 100

The current owners and curators of Shortland Flats are working on a range of celebrations to mark the occasion of 100 years of providing accommodation services to people living in Auckland’s city centre. In particular, they are looking to connect with former residents, gathering some of the anecdotal stories and...

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Paul Baragwanath – Heritage Hero

Civic Trust Auckland made a presentation on 24 March to Paul Baragwanath, the Chair of Friends of St David’s Trust, to recognise his work in saving St David’s Church in Khyber Pass. It took place inside the church, with Allan and Hamish presenting a certificate to Paul, which reads: “Civic...

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Explore the heritage of Tāmaki Makaurau

Heritage New Zealand are featuring a 3-day itinerary to explore the heritage of Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland. Highlights Arts, Transport and Technology, Food Day One | Downtown Day Two | Inner East and Central Day Three | West  https://visitheritage.co.nz/itineraries/auckland-itinerary/ Image: Heritage New Zealand

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Stop Ecocide: Change the Law, Protect the Earth

ECO hosted a webinar on 23 February about Ecocide, with presentations from Brigid Inder, OBE, and Lyndon DeVantier, Ph.D, co-leaders of the Ecocide campaign, Aotearoa – New Zealand branch. (CTA is a member of ECO.) This presentation is now available. It begins: “Biodiversity lost at a rate not seen since...

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Local Eco Festival 1-31 March

Sustainable living and simple actions in daily life that over time have a positive impact on the environment are the focus of the locally-led Eco Festival in Albert-Eden and Puketāpapa. In bringing together locally-led initiatives and showcasing their mahi in the community, the organisers Community Collective NZ hope to get...

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Update on Chamberlain Park

Save Chamberlain Park (SCP), of which CTA is a member and on which we have submitted, has continued as an entity, primarily to ensure that: the Local Board and Council do not renege on their commitment to leave Chamberlain as an 18-hole golf course. the GEO certification (environmental upgrade, greenhouse...

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Save our Trains – petition

A petition on Action Station is calling on the government and KiwiRail to commit to maintaining existing intercity passenger rail services. It also asks for a comprehensive national strategy for future passenger rail services built around concern for climate action and economic development.  KiwiRail, has announced the permanent end of...

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