On Tuesday, Tī Kōuka class from Waiheke Primary School went to Whakanewha to collect data from the rocky shore.   We braved the miserable gusts of wind and torrential rain as our teeth chattered and bodies shook with cold. Luckily...
  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...
Islanders should get their skates on to book for next month’s Waiheke Walking Festival. Registration for places on more than 50 free guided walks opened on 1 October and already a number of walks are fully subscribed. “We have closed...
Stony Batter tunnels remain closed to the public almost a year after the Department of Conservation closed them. The tunnels, which were built during World War II, were closed in April last year because of safety concerns, says Department of...
Waiheke’s Kashmir Postel is touring an Indonesian puppet show to raise awareness about environmental destruction in Bali. The 23-year-old theatre director is taking a traditional Indonesian puppet show to small villages across the country’s most popular tourist destination. “Every year, thousands...
Four times since it was set up, the Hauraki Gulf Forum has sounded the alarm over the declining health of the gulf’s waters and the species it supports. With its fifth report, the forum appears to have tired of banging...
A Waiheke resident who has paid around $35 million to develop an approved subdivision on rural Thompson’s Point is promising improved environmental outcomes to go with the luxury houses. Chris Jacobs, who “retired” to the island in 2015, has bought...
Saturday’s Sun Kissed Picnic fundraiser for marina opponent SKP Inc was “a beautiful Waiheke day to remember”, organisers say. • Richard Jones Full story in this weeks Gulf News… Out Now!!!
Waiheke’s world-renowned beaches are regularly unsafe for swimming after significant rain, tests conducted over the 2017-18 summer reveal. Samples collected by Auckland Council’s programme Safeswim show beaches and freshwater streams around Waiheke regularly rise above guideline water quality standards for...
Dolphins claimed Kennedy Point as their realm last Thursday, coming within centimetres of the beach near the car ferry. A pod of about six bottlenose dolphins, including a mother, a playful baby and several large males, swam near the beach...