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A leap of faith

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

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

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

© 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

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

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

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”

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...