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Farm award recognises environmental work

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Rodney farmers outdid the field at the Ballance Farm Environment (Auckland) gala awards night held on March 29.

Tackling weeds in Warkworth

Warkworth Weedbusters were targeting the edge of Mill Stream and the Mahurangi River recently.

Forest and Bird takes on mangrove removal

A group calling themselves the Mangoes, (managing mangroves in Orewa Estuary) had its first working bee on the rainy afternoon of March 26.

Metro Park East chooses eco

An eco-turf that re-uses plastic and rubber is expected to be laid on Hibiscus Coast Hockey’s grounds in Metro Park East in June.

Waipu dune work honoured

Volunteers’ efforts to restore dunes at Waipu Cove over the past decade have been recognised at a national level.

Kauri Park 50th anniversary

Each year thousands of people visit Parry Kauri Park on Thomson Road, Warkworth.

Weed eaters return to parks and playgrounds

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Weed eaters will again be whirring in our parks and playgrounds, after Auckland Council reversed its decision to use Glyphosate (Roundup) to tidy up edges instead, as a cost saving measure.

Schools go pest-free

Silverdale School, already an Enviroschool, has a new ‘green’ credential with an award for becoming pest free from Hibiscus Coast Forest & Bird.

Recycling role handed to community group

Subject to signing the contract, a community group will be taking over the maintenance of the Whangaparaoa Recycling Drop Off in Whangaparaoa Road, starting this autumn.

Plastic not that fantastic

Warkworth resident Rachel Callender is calling for an initiative to reduce the use of plastic bags.

Interactive ocean posters

Marine life in the Hauraki Gulf has been brought to life by three interactive educational posters released by Young Ocean Explorers and the Hauraki Gulf Forum.

$9m wetland upgrade system planned for Wellsford water

Plans to improve and upgrade Wellsford and Te Hana’s wastewater treatment plant took a significant step forward last month

Board goes into battle for return of weedeaters

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The issue of spraying chemical weedkiller on the Hibiscus Coast will be in the spotlight again as the contracts for the service come up for renewal.

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The Tawharanui Open Sanctuary is a comprehensive ecological restoration programme underway to transform Tawharanui Regional Park into New Zealand's first integrated open sanctuary (a 'mainland island') where farming, public recreation and conservation of native species combine. 

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with Peter Jackson, SOSSI chair, info@sossi.org.nz and Phillip Wrigley, Hibiscus Coast Forest & Bird
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