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Swim for the Gulf

The Hauraki Gulf urgently needs protection and restoration and 33-year-old Aucklander Jono Ridler will attempt a New Zealand record non-stop ultra-distance open water swim...

A childhood world of large and beautiful creatures

Award-winning journalist and keen free-diver and spearfisherman Jim Mahoney revisits the gulf he knew as a boy. The islands of the gulf appear to float...

Another whopper gets away

The credibility of efforts to police commercial fishing activity in the Hauraki Gulf has taken another blow after Greenpeace released a leaked Ministry of...

Hauraki Gulf’s beauty belies its plight

Looking out on the gulf, everything seems fine whatever the weather - blue water, studded with green islands, fringed with sandy beaches, seemingly teeming...

Wartime sinking of liner now huge threat to gulf

In the midwinter of 1940, the Royal Mail Ship Niagara carrying eight tonnes of South African gold bullion departed Auckland on the second leg...

Dolphins delight with spring splash and dash

The week ended with some early spring sunshine and a visit to Oneroa Bay by a pod of about eight dolphins on Friday afternoon. As...

Island could lose say over ocean

Waiheke leaders are fighting to keep a local voice on the Hauraki Gulf Forum which is making plans for the future of the gulf. Waitemata...

Fishing impacts on seabird numbers

Red billed gulls are now as endangered as New Zealand dotterels with numbers plummeting in the Hauraki Gulf. The gulls used to breed in “huge...

Dolphins come calling

Dolphins claimed Kennedy Point as their realm last Thursday, coming within centimetres of the beach near the car ferry. A pod of about six bottlenose...

Marine reserve plans for gulf create waves

Keep Our Beaches is renewing its fight over plans for marine reserves on the northern coast of Waiheke. Group representative Deb Cox, from Sandy Bay,...