115 days ago

East Auckland efforts to protect wildlife recognised

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Eastern Courier

East Auckland is being recognised for its efforts in protecting the environment from pests and disease.

The government has named Howick schools and the Howick Ward as finalists in the 2021 Biosecurity Awards.

Howick Schools Moth Plant Competition saw students collect 90,000 moth plant pods and seedlings to improve biosecurity outcomes.

Pest Free Howick Ward saw teams work with the community to catch pests and plant around 40,000 native plants.

Auckland Airport has also been nominated for creating a biosecurity culture and team to strengthen border biosecurity.

Winners will be announced at a Wellington dinner in February 2022.

More messages from your neighbours
9 hours ago

Are you happy about the loss of 8,000 planted native seedlings?

Todd Niall Reporter from Community News

Kia ora Neighbours, A contested decision by politicians on the Upper Harbour Local Board to mow down 8,000 native plants and young trees, could bring a hefty bill. Council staff reject that there was a mistake in the planting, and now there could be a big bill. What do you think ?

9 hours ago

Auckland is at Red – here’s what you need to know

The Team from Auckland Council

Tāmaki Makaurau and the whole of Aotearoa New Zealand is now under the Red setting of the COVID-19 Protection Framework’s traffic light system.
For what you need to know to stay safe and enjoy Auckland at Red, click on 'Read More'.

18 hours ago

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