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What’s the Buzz? Becoming the World’s Safest City for Bees

July 17, 2017

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Bees play a vital role in the production of our food, as well as the functioning of our ecosystems. A recent decline in the global bee population means that now, more than ever, we need to protect and support our helpful little friends. This week, we speak with For the Love of Bees, a local organisation on […]

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Squaring our past with our futures…

September 22, 2015

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If a picture paints a thousand words, then a place can tell a thousand stories.  No where is that more true than Freyberg Square in Auckland’s High Street precinct, which has played host to millions of people over the years, and provides the backdrop for many of their life stories. When it therefore comes to […]

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Designing Child Friendly Parks & Open Spaces

December 9, 2014

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​​​​​​​​By Allison Rokke​​​​​​​​​ To deliver on the promise of the Auckland Plan, we must create public places which accommodate the desires and needs of our young people. The purpose of this hot topic article is to provide an introduction to developing youth and child-friendly parks and open spaces. To accomplish this, we define child and […]

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