Hi neighbours. Our beautiful red pōhutukawa trees (or New Zealand's Christmas trees) are just about in full bloom.
However, not all pōhutukawa trees are red. Have you seen any yellow or white pōhutukawa trees in your local area? We'd love to see your photos. Feel free to leave a photo in the comments or email me the tree's location at email@example.com
Every season provides unique opportunities to treasure and restore Aucklands natural environment, and summer is no exception.
Get stuck in and support our environment with weeding, bird monitoring and trapping.
Residents and businesses in Mission Bay are being urged to report noise pollution from cars with loud exhausts and booming stereos.
The Orakei local board has launched a noise complaint campaign to encourage members of the community to take a stand.
Cars with super loud exhaust systems or retrofit stereos were some of the most difficult noise nuisances to deal with, said board chairman Scott Milne.
And meetings with residents, police, noise control officers and local board members have revealed that many instances of excessive noise were not being reported, he said.
Mission Bay Resident's Association chairman Don Stock said it only took a few inconsiderate show-offs to spoil the enjoyment of the suburb "but perhaps the actions of a few active residents can make a difference."
It is hoped the board campaign will boost the number of instances reported and ultimately cut noise issues for Mission Bay, said Milne.
You can dob in noisy cars to police on 501 or noise from other sources to Auckland Council: 09 301 0101