Rabbit numbers on Waiheke have exploded and native trees and vegetation are under threat as the pest competes for resources. One neighbourhood has called on Auckland Council to intervene as residents struggle with the infestation, and a park ranger at...
The summer cruise ship season is causing consternation among commuters who receive regular notifications alerting them of ferry delays or cancellations.  The responsibility of scheduling the arrival and departure of cruise ships sits with the Ports of Auckland, and the...
Dubbed the bird whisperer, Tim Lovegrove, an ecologist with the Auckland Council biodiversity team, visited Waiheke last week to hold a bird-count training session for the Te Korowai o Waiheke stoat eradication team. “Everyone was really enthusiastic,” the birder told...
It makes Todd O’Hara smile to think of the strange course his life has taken in the past 12 months all because of dog poop bags. After all this is a man who, although he’s not yet 30, has a...
The Matiatia summer traffic trial, designed to improve traffic flow and to cater to the redesigned bus network, is continuing to frustrate local taxi drivers with many saying it’s hitting them severely in the pocket.  During the first week of...
The woman behind a court win over the rights to dump sludge off Aotea/Great Barrier Island says she wants Waiheke residents to join her fight against similar plans in and around the Hauraki Gulf. Kelly Klink, Ngāti Rehua Ngātiwai ki...
A call has gone out to help save a much loved native bird which lives among us but which many Waiheke residents and visitors may be unaware of. Numbers of little blue penguins or kororā are falling on Waiheke and...
Since 2012, sculptures have been decorating Oneroa Village, complementing ocean views and offering visitors a taste of Waiheke’s creative scene. This year’s event runs until 23 February 2020 and features 14 different artworks crafted by recognised sculptors as well as...
A commercial composting facility is helping Waiheke’s restaurants turn food waste into a resource.  The Compost Co.’s project manager, Prashanti Lovegrove, says food waste in landfill is problematic as it produces greenhouse gases and toxic leachate, so processing compostable waste...
The end may be in sight for a long-running wrangle over unconsented structures, activities and noise at Cable Bay Vineyard. There have been two appeal hearings in the Environment Court, with the most recent taking place before Judge Laurie Newhook on 29 and...