There is just one day a year when mountain bikes are allowed on the Hauraki Gulf’s Motutapu Island and, as a consequence, the annual Partners Life Dual Motutapu-Rangitoto Traverse offers an opportunity to take part in a sporting event that is truly unique. Alongside triathletes, marathon runners and walkers, cyclists can also take to the… Continue reading Motutapu Island: The Dual
The sheer scale of environmental problems before us may seem overwhelming, but it is useful to note that many environmental problems stem from waste. When we don’t deal with our waste properly, it causes problems. Problems for the environment, social problems, resource problems. When we put effective waste minimisation and management systems in place, many… Continue reading Talking Rubbish
A storm erupted in December over a new walking track on the western side of Te Mata o Rongokako / Te Mata Peak in Havelock North, overlooking the Tuki Tuki river valley. Craggy Range winery successfully applied to Hastings District Council (HDC) for a consent to build this track, and reportedly paid $300,000 for track… Continue reading What’s in a track?
What is Forest & Bird Youth? Forest & Bird Youth is a new division of Forest & Bird tailored specifically for high school and university students. It’s for those that have grown out of KCC and are looking for the next challenge and those new to Forest & Bird who are passionate about conservation and… Continue reading Interview with Connor Wallace: Forest & Bird Youth
The Forest and Bird ‘Ratpack’ team has joined forces with other Shoal Bay community members to monitor a total of eight bait lines and will soon add a ninth. This was originally funded as part of the North-West Wildlink Assistance programme by the Devonport and Takapuna Community Board in 2016. We have a vision of… Continue reading Shoal Bay Report
Nature is in Crisis A Vote for the Environment – Defending Nature As we make our way towards the election we are increasingly subjected to confusing bickering and accusations from all parties. However, if we stick to our priorities and vote for our environment, we will be doing the best for Aotearoa and the generations… Continue reading Vote for Nature
The battle to protect land surrounding the Okura Estuary from urbanisation has been a thirty-year struggle by successive councils and community groups. Two exhaustive Environment Court hearings have seen the requests of developers rejected. Just last year an almost unanimous vote by Auckland Councillors also rejected the latest developer’s urbanisation plan. The developer, however, appealed this decision, so Long Bay –… Continue reading Help Save Okura