Concerns over marine pollution were expressed last week after construction at Kennedy Point Wharf resulted in rising sedimentation and discoloured water. According to Auckland Transport, the work currently underway involves drilling to develop a separation dolphin, which will sit between...
Fears have surfaced that Segway tours at Blackpool Beach could disturb rare native godwits and dotterels. Island conservationist Sue Fitchett says groups riding the two-wheeled electric vehicles should not be whizzing into the habitat of rare New Zealand dotterels and...
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...
The Minister of Conservation, Eugenie Sage, has stepped in over the Rangihoua-Onetangi Sports Park Reserve, withdrawing her consent for Auckland Council to make leasing decisions for the land and effectively forcing the council to create a reserve management plan. At...
A Waiheke Water Plan could be on the cards in 2018 with Auckland Council and the Waiheke Local Board actively looking at managing the island’s ongoing water problems for the rest of the summer and beyond. In the last few...
The third annual guided paddle in Te Matuku Marine Reserve was held last weekend. The Sunday event was a collaboration between the Experience Marine Reserves  interactive days and SUP Waiheke and follows on from the previous weekend’s guided snorkelling around...
Once a quiet bay with few outward signs of civilisation, Woodside Bay, over the hill from Whakanewha Regional Park, is rapidly being transformed. Three projects are mooted across the bay. Construction is underway on the first at 511 Gordons Road;...
A new dive equipment and snorkel hire business on the island is making all the right soundings by organising an underwater and coastal clean-up. Around 20 divers have enlisted for the clean-up on Saturday week organised by Waiheke Dive and...
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!!!
A recreational fishing park in the Hauraki Gulf would not provide adequate protection for marine life, the Hauraki Gulf Forum states. In its submission on the government’s plan to create a fishing park in the gulf as part of a...