Gardening

Tree planting kicks off tree projects

Many hands make light work and that was true on Saturday 23 June as volunteers from the area gathered to help plant trees on the Muir farm. Steph Martin of the Goodness Grocer was the recipient of a $300 donation, thanks to a local with a passion for the environment. The money was donated to anyone with a tree project, […]

Waste changes coming to Franklin ward

By Deputy Mayor and Franklin Ward Councillor, Bill Cashmore. Waste, Rubbish and Recycling. Auckland creates mountains of rubbish each year. How will Council deal with this? Our new waste strategy aims to have zero waste in our landfills by 2040. It’s a tough ask, but I reckon we can do it. We are rolling out a new three-bin system, which […]

Bloom Pukekohe gets a ramp up

Bloom Pukekohe had a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the official opening of their new access ramp at the nursery. Bloom is a nursery based social enterprise which offers horticultural-based work for youth and individuals with learning disabilities. Thanks to GJ Gardner, the access ramp was able to be funded and put in to place by Logan Douglas, The Franklin […]

Donation offered for local tree project

In New Zealand this year 885,227 tress have been planted. They clean air, water, slow climate change, prevent species loss and help create beautiful spaces. Coming up to Arbor Day on Tuesday 5 June 2018, a kind community member has generously donated $1000 to go towards local tree projects in the Franklin area. Those who have a project on their […]

Otaua School vege garden success

Otaua School recently established two new vegetable gardens, with the help and support of local herb growers, Jeanette Rea and Pam Maurice, from Scarborough Fare. A celebration of their success and a special assembly was held on Friday 13 April, before enjoying a delicious morning tea with produce from the gardens. ‘Nature Warriors,’ a student leadership group that run and […]

Report highlights serious land issues

A report on the state of the country’s land has highlighted the impact of urban sprawl, the loss of important wetlands and emerging problems associated with soil compaction. “The Our Land 2018 report, released by the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ last week, confirms the need for more action to improve land management,” Environment Minister David Parker said. […]


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