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...
Just because Waiheke’s Native Bird Rescue spent a month dialing down its intake doesn’t mean those running the show weren’t still… well, running pretty fast. Karen Saunders says the month of reduced services “flew by in a blur of focused...
Two bikes, a deck chair and a tripod were among a huge pile of rusted waste removed from below Matiatia’s old wharf last week. Organised by Adam Whatton of Waiheke Dive and Snorkel, a small crew spent several hours scuba...
A sure sign of summer is the release of the annual calendar for the Waiheke instalments of Experiencing Marine Reserves’ introduction events to our big blue backyard. A repeat of the Te Matuku Paddle day is in the works at...
A kororā/little penguin chick rescued from Kennedy Point on Tuesday is being cared for at Native Bird Rescue. NBR rehabilitation trainee Lewis Miller said a passenger waiting for the Sealink ferry raised the alarm. The bird was shaking and wet,...
Painting will start this week on a new mural on Ocean View Road actioned by the Waiheke Marine Project (WMP), a collaborative mana whenua and Waiheke Island community partnership. Steering group coordinator Carys Templer said that, in keeping with the...
Sick and injured seabirds – including kororā and kāruhiruhi, pied shags – have prompted experts to question the health of the Hauraki Gulf around Waiheke. A kororā seen swimming in the marina construction zone at Kennedy Point last Thursday morning...
The distinctive sound of the native bellbird can once again be heard on Waiheke, as confirmed by Birds New Zealand following a sighting a few days ago. Recognisable by its song, which Captain Cook once described as sounding like “small...
Two hypothermic men, saved from the cold and choppy waters of Auckland Harbour late last month, were released from hospital just a few hours after their rescue, says Police Maritime Unit Senior Constable Steve Phillips. One of the boaties was...
Developer of Kennedy Point Marina, Kennedy Point Boatharbour Limited last week was successful in an application to the High Court for an injuction against 32 people and “persons unknown”. Justice Wylie granted an interim injunction to KPBL on Thursday 4...