Regional Parks Management Plan Review

Auckland’s 28 regional parks encompassing 41,000 hectares are shining treasures, jewels of the Tāmaki Makaurau parks and open space network. They are visited by six million people a year and have an enviable visitor satisfaction rate of 95 per cent. Our regional parks network includes five predator-free sanctuaries for endangered wildlife and volunteers worked more…

Water quality and natural environment targeted rates 2019-20

An update from the Rodney Local Board: “Protecting our natural environment and waterways is a priority for Aucklanders. Auckland Council’es 10-year budget (2018-2028) ring-fences $311 million through a natural environment targeted rate for projects that restore native ecosystem health through council and community-led restoration and pest plant, animal and disease control. Another $452 million from…

Mahurangi Locals’ Lunch – July 28th

Organised by the Matakana Community Group, these very successful lunches are to encourage new and existing residents around the district to meet and get to know each other. Held at a different cafe each month from midday. Pay for your own food and drink.

Tuesday 28th July at Matakana Market Kitchen. Please book through janis@workplacewisdom.co.nz

Whangateau Harbour Esplanade – Asbestos Management

Mike Feather from Auckland Council has kindly updated us on the project to address the asbestos concerns at Whangateau Harbour Esplanade Reserve.  The key points are: Close inspection has been made of the site to remove obvious fragments on the surface, as well as to take a number of soil samples to establish the stability…

Lodging of late submissions on Dome Valley Landfill

The Rodney Local Board has passed on the following information for anyone interested in lodging a late submission in regard to the proposal for a landfill in the Dome Valley: The submission period has indeed closed for both the resource consent applications and private plan change #42 (PC42) for the proposed Dome Valley regional landfill,…

UPDATED – Rabbit Cull Operation

We are advised by the Auckland Council’s contractor that a rabbit culling operation will be undertaken on the full-length of the Omaha dunes at the following times: Tuesday 23 June: Start 10:00 pm. Finish around 5:00 am – COMPLETED Wednesday 24 June: Start 10:00 pm. Finish around 5:00 am – POSTPONED (possibly to Thursday, 25…