Waiheke Island

Waiheke Island History

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An island as strategically well placed as Waiheke as well as rich in natural resources did not take long to attract the settlements of the first inhabitants of New Zealand. The ancient Maori name for Waiheke was Te Motu-arai-roa, ‘the … Read More

Underwater Life of the Hauraki Gulf

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Auckland Council publishes educational Hauraki Gulf posters which can be viewed at aucklandcouncil.govt.nz These posters include Poster : Underwater Life of the Hauraki Gulf Other available posters include: 2016 Icons of the Gulf series Whales and Dolphins (PDF 3.1MB) The … Read More

Waiheke Island Birdlife

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Birds found on Waiheke Island From the website www.nzbirds.com/birding/waihekebirds (Bird life commonly seen throughout the year in and around the island includes):— Little blue penguin : Eudyptula minor White-faced Storm Petrel : Pelagodroma marina New Zealand Storm Petrel : Oceanites … Read More