Auckland Heritage Festival

The 2022 Auckland Heritage Festival starts this weekend and runs until 16 October. There are more than 160 events across the region to choose from. See http://www.heritagefestival.co.nz/ or pick up the Auckland Heritage Festival booklet from a library. Image: Studio One Toi Tū, Auckland Council

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Coastal wetland proposed to be excluded from NES for Freshwater

The Environmental Defence Society has submitted to the government on the Ministry for the Environment’s regulations on coastal wetlands saying that coastal wetlands should be included and that the NES-F provides a consistent approach to wetland management across all domains. The EDS says that “”Removing coastal wetlands from the NES-F...

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Explore the Watercare Coastal Walkway

This 7km walkway along the coastline has been beautified and upgraded. You can begin at Ambury Regional Park and walk or pedal around the Manukau Foreshore to the Otuataua Stonefields on gravel tracks and boardwalks that are relatively flat. Pack a picnic to enjoy at one of the white-shell beaches...

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Voting opens today

Voting opens today for local body elections throughout the country. See the full list of Auckland candidates for this year’s local body elections here. More information about the candidates is available on the Vote Auckland website. Voting closes midday 8 October 2022.  

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Submissions on new intensification rules

Feedback is open until 29 September on changes to the Auckland Unitary Plan to allow for more housing at greater building heights and density across the city. Known as Plan Change 78, the proposed changes respond to the government’s National Policy Statement on Urban Development. This requires the council to...

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Auckland mayoral candidates give Government’s intensification plans a roasting

NZ Herald article by Bernard Orsman, 26 August 2022 The next Mayor of Auckland could make life difficult for the Government’s intensification plans across the city and the controversial Erebus memorial in Parnell. Three of the four main mayoral candidates last night said they wouldn’t stand for Government-imposed directives to...

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Help to transform Auckland: Support the TERP

Auckland Council and Auckland Transport are putting forward a pathway which has the potential to transform Auckland into a much more liveable, equitable and sustainable region. The Transport Emissions Reduction Pathway (or TERP) sets out how we will achieve the targets of Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland’s Climate Plan, which was widely...

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National Adaption Plan

The National Adaptation Plan has been released. Urutau, ka taurikura: Kia tū pakari a Aotearoa i ngā huringa āhuarangi Adapt and thrive: Building a climate-resilient New Zealand – New Zealand’s first national adaptation plan.  This document sets out Aotearoa New Zealand’s long-term strategy and first national adaptation plan. The long-term...

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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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