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Nature abounds during virus lockdown

Nature abounds during virus lockdown

As I write this we are six weeks into our COVID-19 lockdown in New Zealand – and what a beautiful time it has been here on Waiheke Island – while the pandemic has, sadly, raged elsewhere. It has been quite incredible to see the positive impact on nature of...
Green travel, Waiheke style

Green travel, Waiheke style

Green travel. Sustainable travel. Eco-tourism. Whatever you want to call it, the trend is growing. While most of us still love to travel, we can no longer ignore the impact our travelling has on the planet. With relatively cheap airfares these days, several of the...
Predator Free Waiheke gets underway

Predator Free Waiheke gets underway

It’s great to see the article in our local paper about the start of the Predator Free Waiheke project. (Gulf News, 24 Nov 2016, p 20 – not currently available online) The Hauraki Gulf Conservation Trust, DOC and Auckland Council, together with Predator...

Rakitu Island – an emerging sanctuary

We had just come back from walking to the south side of Rakitu when we were hailed by Charmaine Foster, the daughter of the man who last owned Rakitu before it was sold to DOC. Over a cup of tea we learned the story of the island and of her passion to work in...