Community shellfish monitoring
Together with the Department of Conservation, we provide coordinator support and equipment to groups who undertake annual shellfish surveys.
We also provide schools with teaching resources to add value to what they learned from the survey.
- provides a health indicator for the beaches of the Hauraki Gulf.
- aims to increase awareness of the shellfish harvesting limits.
If you want to co-ordinate a community shellfish survey,
The Compost Collective
Learn about composting, improving your soil and producing fertilisers.
For more information and to book a course, see the Compost Collective website.
Growing for health
This programme teaches basic gardening techniques from seed germination, to growing and harvesting. We have teaching gardens at various parks around Manukau.
Participants are allocated a 5m x 5m gardening plot for a whole season (summer or winter). They can keep any produce grown.
We encouraged participants to apply at home the techniques they learned.
For information, call 09 534 6702 or email
Apply for a gardening plot
Anyone over 18 can apply by completing the application form.
Post the completed form to:
Auckland Teaching Gardens Trust
P.O. Box 200101
Or email it to
For more information, call 027 485 0221.
Waste Free Parenting workshops
Learn about your different nappy choices at a Waste Free Parenting workshop.
The workshops are 2.5 hours long and cost $30 ($35 for couples). We run some workshops in conjunction with other events, so costs may vary.
Attendees receive a free cloth nappy pack worth $90 (one per family), and a light morning tea or supper.
For more information including dates, locations and bookings, visit The Nappy Lady’s website.
Cloth nappy trial for early childcare centres (ECE)
We encourage ECEs to reduce their waste to landfill by using cloth nappies.
We offer a free eight-week trial that includes the loan of a modern cloth nappy kit, along with advice from a nappy expert, our staff, and other ECEs that have taken part previously.
For more information, see:
Ranger walk and talk programme
Free walk and talk programmes are available in parks and reserves all over Auckland.
For bookings, contact us.