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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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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Every Wetland Counts – petition

Only 10% of wetlands remain in Aotearoa-New Zealand, and they continue to be threatened by agriculture, urban development, mining, quarrying, and landfills.  Forest and Bird have a petition asking the government to double the extent of natural wetlands by 2050 and to establish an Aotearoa Wetland Protection and Restoration Plan....

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End plastic pollution – petition

14-year-old Nina from Indonesia is calling on world governments to end plastic pollution. This petition has been launched by Avaaz. The world produces around 367 million metric tons of plastic each year, and only 9% of the total plastics ever produced have been recycled. By 2050, the plastic in the...

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Goff: Zoning rules not the main constraint

Mayor Goff says Auckland Council backs the government’s objective of building more homes more quickly and the need for intensive development as the city grows. “Aucklanders also wish to retain the best of Auckland’s character and heritage. This needs to be balanced with the need for more housing. “What is...

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Review of conservation laws

Conservation Minister Hon Kiri Allan has announced a wide-ranging review of Aotearoa New Zealand’s conservation laws. The reform will be staged over several years, starting with a review of the Wildlife Act 1953, the Trade in Endangered Species Act 1989 and steps to improve conservation management planning and related processes....

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