Green your backyard


Are you ready to start planting up your backyard? Investing in native plants will attract native birds and other wildlife to your property and community. Not only that, but more plants also help to balance out the impact of your carbon footprint. For advice on what to plant and where to source it, visit Auckland Council Biodiversity.

Green your backyard

Are you ready to start planting up your backyard? Investing in native plants will attract native birds and other wildlife to your property and community. Not only that, but more plants also help to balance out the impact of your carbon footprint. For advice on what to plant and where to source it, visit Auckland Council Biodiversity.

Banish pests


Auckland has a goal of being pest free by 2050. If you’d like to contribute to this aspirational goal, increase local biodiversity, benefit your wider community and region, then your own backyard is a good place to start. You can help at home by having a trap in your garden for rats, which you check and re-set regularly. Check out Predator Free NZ for advice on the best traps and where to buy them, or check out your local hardware store.

Banish pests

Auckland has a goal of being pest free by 2050. If you’d like to contribute to this aspirational goal, increase local biodiversity, benefit your wider community and region, then your own backyard is a good place to start. You can help at home by having a trap in your garden for rats, which you check and re-set regularly. Check out Predator Free NZ for advice on the best traps and where to buy them, or check out your local hardware store.

Get involved


If you want to give back to your community, why not get involved in a planting or conservation project in your neighbourhood? Tree planting is fun, great for the whole family, and you get to see the benefit of your efforts long after you’ve washed your hands and gone home. Head to the Our Auckland events page to find a local planting day you can get involved in.  

  

Get involved

If you want to give back to your community, why not get involved in a planting or conservation project in your neighbourhood? Tree planting is fun, great for the whole family, and you get to see the benefit of your efforts long after you’ve washed your hands and gone home. Head to the Our Auckland events page to find a local planting day you can get involved in.  

  

Home grown runs in the family

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Growing their own

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Super commuter

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Ruchi
Takanini home owner

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