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A leap of faith

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Waiheke Volunteer Coastguard members plan to leap into the unknown to raise funds towards the purchase of a new rescue boat.  The Royal New Zealand...

Ecofest celebrates all things sustainable

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It’s that time of year again, when eco activities across Tāmaki Makaurau roll into one to celebrate the environment and sustainable living. Ecofest 2024...

Black algae cleanup underway

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A cleanup crew has begun removing black algae at Blackpool and Surfdale beaches. Auckland Council has placed signs to warn residents not to touch...

Waiheke kororā get $15,000 grant for protection

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© Gulf News Ltd The World Wide Fund (WWF) for Nature New Zealand, in partnership with the Tindall Foundation has granted $15,000 to Waiheke Native...

Farewell to ghost boats of Pūtiki Bay

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Auckland Harbourmaster teams were at Pūtiki Bay with a crane barge last week, to remove seven boats that were tagged as abandoned wrecks a...

Te Korowai has last stoats in its sights

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Te Korowai o Waiheke seemed to start their week in confusion, picketing Rocky Bay Hall for the ‘irresponsible’ decision to bring an act featuring...

Warmer weather means it’s time for a walk

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As the weather starts to warm and days grow longer, there are more opportunities to explore the island’s wild spots. The Waiheke Walking Festival...

Environmentalists scathing of fish-farm “rubber-stamp”

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Critics of Pare Hauraki’s controversial Coromandel fish farm are scathing of the recent decision by an independent resource consent hearing panel to give it...