27 Aug '13, 4am

Aucklanders consider the environment as never before; including the role of bees

Aucklanders consider the environment as never before; including the role of bees With the advent of the Auckland Unitary Plan, Aucklanders are considering the environment as never before. We’re turning our attentions to building up, not out. We’re making public transport a focus with new rail initiatives. We’re future-proofing our city whilst considering the environment long-term, and questioning how to make Auckland one of the great places to live and work. One part of our complex environmental web, often overlooked, is the role of honey bees. They pollinate our native plants and fruit trees. They make delicious honey. And they are under threat; which is why the New Zealand Green Building Council is supporting ‘Bees Alive’, a Committee for Auckland Future Auckland Leaders project deliver the e-resource ‘Auckland Buzzing’. As nature’s pollinators bees are vital for maintai...

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