The eggs are hatching, the first chick punches its way through the eggshell to breathe air. Finally, the adult stands up, a clear angle shows the new-born’s beak nibbling at one end of the egg and wriggling its wet,...
They call him Flipper, Flipper, faster than lightning, No-one you see, is smarter than he,  And we know Flipper, lives in a world full of wonder,  Flying there - under, under the sea! Flipper was my all-time favourite TV programme when I was...
In the run up to Christmas I heard so many people express that they couldn’t wait for 2020 to be over and done with and for the New Year to begin.  For me I felt the opposite, I celebrated...
“This is a proud day for Fullers and the Waiheke Bus Company,” Fullers CEO Mike Horne said at the launch of the island’s first six electric buses this week.  “This is the result of two years of planning and collaboration....
Aotearoa’s favourite glutton and white singlet wearing – native made itself known to citizen scientists in an annual kererū count last month. The Great Kererū Count 2020 recorded a 50 percent increase in sightings recorded compared to 2019. According...
Discussions are heating up around the $15 million redevelopment of Matiatia with designs soon to be released for public feedback. Key stakeholders, including the Waiheke Transport Forum, the local board and Ngāti Pāoa, are working with Auckland Transport on...

New Zealand experienced its hottest winter on record this year, according to Niwa. Of the six main centres, Auckland was the warmest, although temperatures across the country were generally above or well above winter averages. The highest temperature of...
A somewhat serendipitous conversation during level-four lockdown resulted in the opening of a new op shop in support of Waiheke Native Bird Rescue this week. What comes as a bit of a surprise is that it’s located 430 kilometres...
When I ask Nicolas Verniest what it’s like to run 100 kilometres, he says although he feels exhaustion permeating every inch of his body and it takes several weeks to recover fully, it’s all worth it. The 31-year-old Belgian...
A cluster of colourful bins in the Matiatia carpark was temporarily removed and replaced with an illegal dumping sign during the Covid-19 lockdown.  Throw-and-go bins at Kennedy Point were also temporarily closed, and the local board is now investigating their...