Fruit trees are soon to fill empty public spaces and berms around Waiheke. The Love Our Fruit Trees Waiheke Project will see 385 fruit trees branching out in public spaces. Organisers are also calling on residents who would like fruit...

A pod of orcas having a stingray party caused a great human flap at Enclosure Bay last week, swimming either side of terrified children on a paddleboard as onlookers enjoyed the close encounter with a cetacean.    The orcas are also...
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...
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...
Construction is expected to begin on a marina in Putiki Bay within six months after Kennedy Point Boatharbour Ltd’s proposal survived an Environment Court appeal. In a decision released last week, the court found the proposal was appropriate for the...

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...

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...
Project Little Oneroa is encouraging residents to grab the chance for Auckland Council help with septic tank upgrades. The council has sent letters to Little Oneroa catchment residents about the Retrofit Your Septic Scheme, which provides loans of between $2000...
Plastic Free July is brought to you by the Waiheke Resources Trust, Island Waste Collective, Earth Optimism and Plastic Free Pantry. Susan Wills and Anna Dawson from Plastic Free July Waiheke talk you through some of the many reasons...
A Court of Appeal hearing over a land protection designation on Man O’ War Station could have national significance. Waiheke Local Board granted $3000 to the Environmental Defence Society to cover the costs for lawyer Rob Enright who is working...