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Auckland Mayor’s announcement on water

December 1st, 2017

On 30 November Auckland’s Mayor announced a proposed targeted levy to clean up harbour pollution.  STEPS supports stormwater treatment and expects benefits for Meola Creek and other streams as well as the harbours. Hear Mayor Goff’s interview   

This levy is transparent and we believe that stormwater treatment and separation from sewage are essential for a healthy future Auckland.  STEPS recently outlined the case for this work here. We ask all Aucklanders to think of future generations and vote to start the cleanup now. The project will be considered in February when the Auckland Council Long Term Plan consultation takes place.

MtAlbertInc contains more info.

 

Stormwater in Mt Albert

November 21st, 2017

See STEPS interview and article on stormwater on Mt Albert Inc  – Mt Albert’s new website for local issues.

http://www.mtalbertinc.co.nz/1181-2/    Please pass this link on to your friends and contact STEPS if you need more information.

Flooding at St Lukes.

Trapping pests in Roy Clements Treeway

November 2nd, 2017

Above is a summary from a Council presentation outlining the pest management approach.  Two volunteers resigned and were replaced so we still have a total of four.  A training session (July 2016) was held at RCT in order to fill the gap in the volunteer numbers.

Results from the last two trapping sessions (August to mid December 2016 and March to June 2017) are shown below.  The numbers may be a slight underestimate as there’s no guarantee that volunteers always record all their catches.

Rats Hedgehogs Mice
16 0 4

The latest animal pest monitoring results showed a drop in tracking indices. Notwithstanding that it’s difficult to obtain accurate monitoring data in small urban reserves such as RCT, it’s still encouraging to see such results.

Sarah Peters | Community Park Ranger (Wha)

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