The remains of this intriguing old bottle were found by an elderly Surfdale woman walking at Dead Dog Bay the other day. Of black or very dark green glass, clearly very old and much thicker than present day bottles, she...

A Rocky Bay community group with a pest-free vision for the island has made serious headway - but still hopes to recruit more volunteers to help target rats in the area. Rocky Bay Ratbusters, a 150-strong group of Omiha residents,...

Ocean-loving volunteers and staff at Waiheke Dive and Snorkel undertook another seabed clean up last weekend, pulling out all manner of items from beneath the waves at Enclosure and Sandy Bays. • Richard Jones Full story in this weeks Gulf...
Friends of McKenzie Reserve has complained that tracks are almost disappearing in long grass now that Auckland Council has cut back its mowing services. Representatives of the community group made a plea at Waiheke Local Board’s last meeting for monthly...
Kennedy Point marina opponent SKP Inc has announced one of its largest fundraising events yet, with a Sun Kissed Picnic planned for Saturday 17 February featuring music, art and plenty of refreshments. • Richard Jones   Full story in this weeks...

Winds gusting up to 100 kilometres per hour provided weekend exhilaration for surfers but left dozens of people stranded overnight at both the Matiatia and downtown Auckland ferry terminals. Duncan Quinn, caretaker at the Red Cross building in Oneroa, was...
The credibility of efforts to police commercial fishing activity in the Hauraki Gulf has taken another blow after Greenpeace released a leaked Ministry of Primary Industries report. The gulf is the most productive part of the country’s main snapper fishery,...
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 word spread about the bottlenose dolphins’ visit, people flocked to the beach to watch the...
A recreational fishing park in the Hauraki Gulf would not provide adequate protection for marine life, the Hauraki Gulf Forum states. In its submission on the government’s plan to create a fishing park in the gulf as part of a...
Marine reserves have become a hot topic as the government develops new legislation on marine protection. Several Waiheke groups made submissions calling for better marine protection in the proposed Marine Protected Areas Act, but Environment Minister Nick Smith has...