An early start on Sunday morning saw Jimi the kākā return to the wild after three months of care by Auckland Zoo staff and Native Bird Rescue volunteers – even if he did take an hour to adjust to...
Auckland Council has admitted reducing its charges for Waiheke Marinas Limited by $76,601, cutting almost 25% off the original bill. In December, Direction Matiatia spokesperson Merran Lawler claimed that the council had done a secret deal with the company, waiving...
The Waiheke Local Board has approved $15,000 for the development of a Lightscape Management Plan with the overall goal of Waiheke being named a Dark Sky Park. In 2017, Aotea Great Barrier was the first island in the world to...
Fiona and Paul Hailstone were settling in for the evening at their Burrell Road Extension home last Saturday when a loud screech outside got their attention. As the racket continued they went to investigate and found a kaka in a...
A critically endangered shore plover has flown from Motutapu to Blackpool Beach in recent weeks. Department of Conservation (DOC) biodiversity and biosecurity ranger Art Polkanov says the young bird was released on Motutapu in January. Waiheke’s visitor could be seen...
A 38-hectare Thompsons Point property could be subdivided into 25 sections, raising alarms for Palm Beach residents. Local leadership coach Rosie Walford spotted advertisements from real estate agencies advertising the lifestyle block at 306 Sea View Road for sale for...
Our apologies for an error in pagination this week - It's not often our printers get it wrong! Waiheke bird lover Sue Fitchett is encouraging people to offer water and food for native birds during long periods of dry weather. Placing...
For ratepayers appeased by Mayor Phil Goff’s commitment to a 2.5 percent rate increase for the next two financial years – and 3.5 percent to follow if he is re-elected in 2019 – it might pay to look very...
An indepth look at the Te Matuku mangroves provided magic moments on paddleboards and kayaks last Saturday. The event, funded by Seaweek and Waiheke Local Board, was run by Experiencing Marine Reserves and SUP Waiheke. During the guided tour EMR coordinator...
  After the damage caused by the early-January storm, experts and residents are looking to the future, with climate change a real and foreseeable event. Just before Christmas, the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) presented a report to...