Lockdown Waiheke may be shut to day-trippers, but a warm welcome was extended to a pod of playful dolphins when they made a whistle-stop tour of the island this week. The pod of eight dolphins frolicked at Onetangi Beach on...
The perks of a pandemic are few and far between, but one activity that grows in popularity every lockdown is bird-watching. With less noise and air pollution, the island’s birds are out in full force, and budding wildlife photographer...

With twice the number of trees to be planted in 2021 as previous years, Waiheke Resources Trust gathered a special group of community volunteers together for its second of three winter planting days. Kristin Busher, Waiheke Resources Trust Partnerships Manager,...
Police are investigating damage caused to a crane and barge while stationed at Kennedy Point for the marina construction project. Kennedy Point Marina project manager Scott Fickling says locks on a door giving access to the 200-tonne crane were disabled...
Felled kānuka and cut up branches strewn beside a bush path in Te Toki Reserve have raised concerns that timber is being taken for firewood. Member of Friends of Te Toki Reserve Tony King-Turner says he was informed two weeks...
Protestors took to the water at Kennedy Point on Monday 12 April to stop the construction work on the marina that is about to be built in the bay. After several days of rising tensions heightened by concern for kororā,...
Fatal drownings at beaches and coastlines around the country are on the up, with men faring the worst, according to a Surf Life Saving New Zealand report released this week. A staggering 87 percent of drowning victims between 2010 and...
The eggs are hatching, the first chick punches its way through the eggshell to breathe air. Finally, the adult stands up, a clear angle shows the new-born’s beak nibbling at one end of the egg and wriggling its wet,...
They call him Flipper, Flipper, faster than lightning, No-one you see, is smarter than he,  And we know Flipper, lives in a world full of wonder,  Flying there - under, under the sea! Flipper was my all-time favourite TV programme when I was...
In the run up to Christmas I heard so many people express that they couldn’t wait for 2020 to be over and done with and for the New Year to begin.  For me I felt the opposite, I celebrated...