January’s steady stream of long, dry summer days ended this week with heavy rain on Monday morning much to the delight of many a gardener and water-tank watcher.Last year, January was a scorching month according to Leo Salinger of...
A sighting on Sunday 13 January has confirmed a dotterel chick, which hatched on the Waiheke High School field, has taken to the sky. “The chances of the eggs hatching and any chicks surviving were so remote that people were...
A recurring event that gets residents and visitors alike excited is the Waiheke Snorkel Day put on every year as part of Seaweek, the nation-wide week dedicated to the ocean coordinated by the New Zealand Association for Environmental Education.On...

An inspiring and engaging workshop about connecting with nature, yourself and others is to be offered by the Island Coaches Collective this Sunday 11 November.As a bit of a twist, this Sunday Series workshop is offered as part of...
The Waiheke Local Board won’t have as much input on the direction of Rangihoua Reserve and Onetangi Sports Park after reversing a previous decision and accepting recommendations from officials to replace Bob Upchurch and Paul Walden on the hearings...
Residents above Blackpool beach reported seeing and hearing a shining bronze cuckoo, pipiwharauroa, last week for the first time since autumn.Like the godwits, also back recently from their breeding grounds in Alaska, the bird is a sign of spring....
Discover sights unseenThe programme for the annual Waiheke Walking Festival is now live, and events manager Denise Whitfield says it’s a massive one. “The choices on offer are incredible, and I’m proud of this programme – it’s jam-packed full of...
Ambitious plans for Stony Batter - Fort Stony Batter is likely to get a massive upgrade and an injection of new life if a lease concession application is accepted.The 20-year lease application by Fort Stony Batter Heritage Park Limited (FSBHPL) to...
On 30 May 2018 the Environment Court upheld the resource consent for the construction of a marina in Kennedy Point Bay previously granted to Kennedy Point Boatharbour Limited (KPBL). The court was far from persuaded by the arguments of the...
Artworks Theatre rides the tide - It was a full house in Artworks Community Theatre on 16 August. Unfortunately, it was full of water. When theatre coordinator Jemma Peterson arrived on the scene, the water was about 20cm high and covered...