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Good owners create good dogs.

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“There’s no such thing as a bad dog, just bad owners,” says dog advocate Dylan Walton. A qualified canine behaviour and handling trainer, Dylan is an animal management officer for Auckland Council. He frequently encounters problem dogs, and says invariably the problems start with poor owners. As a result Dylan also has plenty of advice about how to be a good dog owner.

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Love Food Hate Waste

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Auckland Council invites applicants for the $40,000 Love Food Hate Waste fund. 

Auckland Council is inviting applications to its first ever Love Food Hate Waste Fund from people with innovative ideas about how to reduce food waste. The fund has $40,000 overall, with maximum funding of $1,000 per application.

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Libraries

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September is comic book month at your local libraries. There will be superheroes, Pokémon, singing and creativity – all that is needed is YOU – come along and join in.

   

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Auckland Heritage Festival

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Over 200 events are planned, many of them free, for the Auckland Heritage Festival 2016 between the 24th of September and the 9th of October. There are walks, talks, workshops and exhibitions in this years ‘Now and Then’ themed festival.   

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5 Pokémon Go Safety Tips from Safekids

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Are the kids on the hunt for a Bulbasaurus, Charmeleon or (gasp!) Zygarde? Whatever Pokémon they are after, make sure they follow Safekids Aotearoa’s Pokémon Go hunting safety tips to make sure the kids are Pi-ka-chu (alright).   

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Temporary ban protects lambs

Winter has barely arrived, but already planning has begun for the arrival of lambs and calves at Cornwall Park. Every year the arrival of the baby animals is keenly anticipated, with people coming from all over Auckland to see them. But these little ones can be too cute for their own good. The desire to get up close and personal with a fluffy lamb can have devastating consequences. People coming too close, loud noises, small children squealing with excitement, dogs in close proximity – a wide variety of factors can trigger a tragic outcome for a new lamb.    

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