St James Theatre – 5 years on

The much-loved St Jame Theatre, running between Queen St and the central library, was bought by Steve Bielby in 2014. It needed renovations, refurbishments and earthquake restrengthening. Renovations started, then stalled. Millions of dollars have been spent. $300 million is needed. The Queen Street-facing theatres of the West End and...

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350.org

350.org is an international movement of ordinary people working to end the age of fossil fuels and build a world of community-led renewable energy for all. 1. A fast & just transition to 100% renewable energy for all Accelerate the transition to a new, just clean energy economy by supporting...

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Forest & Bird news and actions

Forest & Bird, of which CTA is a member, have shared their resource library for reading during the level 4 lockdown. They have also shared these stories about electric vehicles and steel made without coal. And there is an F&B petition, signed by 3800 people, that they are encouraging more...

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New Long Bay Heritage Protection Area

Over 3000 square metres of land in the middle of the existing Heritage Protection Area alongside Long Bay Regional Park has been purchased by Auckland Council. Long Bay is one of Auckland’s most highly visited regional parks, and with the nearby housing growth and development, visitor numbers are expected to...

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Recycling trial

Selected suburbs in the Manurewa and Ōtara-Papatoetoe Local Board areas will be used to trial efforts to reduce the amount of contamination in recycling bins. More than 15 per cent of Auckland’s recycling is contaminated with non-recyclable items, increasing costs to council and seeing items that could be recycled ending...

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Leys Institute due to be refurbished

A memo from the Waitematā Local Board to the Friends of the Leys Institute has outlined a path for the upgrading of the Leys Library and Gymnasium, which were closed in December 2019. An indicative business case has confirmed the preferred option is to earthquake strengthen and refurbish the buildings...

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Ban plastic waste exports

A Greenpeace investigation in 2018 revealed that New Zealand’s plastic rubbish was being shipped off to countries in Southeast Asia – and it’s still happening. Over 98,000 metric tonnes of our plastic waste has been exported to since January 2018. More than 46,000 tonnes of it has been shipped to...

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Mātauranga Māori grants available

Applications are now open for 20 grants of up to $25 000 for iwi, hapū and hāpori Māori projects supporting revitalisation of vulnerable mātauranga Māori. The grants come as part of the Government’s Mātauranga Māori Te Awe Kōtuku program, which funds initiatives to safeguard at-risk mātauranga from the ongoing threat...

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Climate Change Commission publishes submissions

The Climate Change Commission has published submissions received during consultation on Ināia tonu nei: a low emissions future for Aotearoa. These are at www.climatecommission.govt.nz/submissions. Submissions where the submitters did not consent to publishing have been excluded and some have information redacted, for example, personal or commercially sensitive information. Submissions received...

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