Waiheke residents are working to save a pod of dolphins that are stranded at Whakanewha. Although the earliest reports, from around 10.30am, said 19 dolphins were stuck on shore, by midday nine remained on the beach. Two have died,...
A kererū was shot twice and found days later – still alive – on the side of Goodwin Avenue, Oneroa, by a resident. But it was so unwell it had to be euthanised, after which air rifle pellets were found...
Residents around the Hauraki Gulf and Coromandel are being urged to report sightings of kekeno/New Zealand fur seals over the next three months, as part of a new research project on the species. The marine mammals are an increasingly common...
A community energy resilience symposium at Morra Hall on 17 June brought together speakers and around 60 members of the public to plan a pathway to a carbon-zero Waiheke. The symposium also aimed to increase activity and awareness regarding...
The High Court has dismissed a request from Ngāti Pāoa Trust Board for a judicial review of the decisions that led to the granting of resource consent to Kennedy Point Boatharbour Limited (KPBL) by Auckland Council. In her decision delivered...
Dead rays left on the flats at Blackpool Beach last week by the receding tide have raised concerns about their cause of death. Department of Conservation marine expert Clinton Duffy says the rays all appear to be adult eagle rays...
An excavator used to remove rocks from the kororā habitat at Kennedy Point is reported to have been damaged while parked in the Kennedy Point carpark last week. A police spokesperson confirms a burglary report was received on Thursday 7...
Waiheke’s avian inhabitants are flourishing, as reflected by both their sonorous dawn chorus and the results of Te Korowai o Waiheke’s second annual bird count.  The number of birds counted in November 2021 had increased by 32 per cent since...
The final remnants of the Marauder, the vessel that sunk in Oneroa Bay, were broken up and pulled from the ocean last Thursday, 3 February. The team at Gulf Island Earthmovers were deployed to clear the hull of the boat...
Are you kina to cool off with a spot of underwater gardening this summer? Waiheke Kelp Gardeners is gearing up for another season of diving and snorkelling for kina (sea urchins) and learning how to regenerate inshore coastal areas. Ocean-loving volunteers...