Caulerpa in Leigh, Near Marine Reserve
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One square metre patch of what is believed to be caulerpa has been found in Omaha, Leigh. As reported by One News, a one square metre area of caulerpa has been found in Omaha Bay, Leigh, only a short distance … Read More

Census Snapshot
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Aotea’s population has increased by over 30% in the last five years. As reported in the Census 2023, Aotea’s population has increased from 936 to 1251 permanent residents between 2018 and 2023 – a 34% increase over five years.  However, … Read More

Port Fitzroy Wharf Gets an Upgrade
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As you may have noticed, Port Fitzroy wharf and landings have been in need of some major repairs for a while now and we are stoked to say it’s finally happened! Over the last two weeks mass amounts of mahi … Read More

Classic Surf Event to Return
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The Memory Park Noseriders Association surf event will return this summer. Aimee Brown told Aotea FM’s Monday Morning show the old school longboard event would be held as a tribute to her father Mike Brown. Mike ran the event between … Read More

Derek The Skink’s Big Adventure
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A special day in Oruawharo Bay. Derek, the moko skink, had been for an off island adventure after he got scooped up in some Aotea beach rubbish and transported to the mainland by mistake, and now he is back experiencing … Read More

Save $150 by Wearing Your Seatbelt
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A word from our wise police, wear your seatbelt! If you have read those words and you’re rolling your eyes and frantically looking for the next story to read, then this article is for you. As we all know, the … Read More

Wajax Competition in Awana
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Saturday 8 June saw our local Rural Fire Crews come together for a Wajax Competition at Awana Campground. Crews from Tryphena, Kaitoke, Okupu and Awana/Okiwi turned out in force to show their skills in setting up wajax pumps, hoses, and … Read More

‘Aotea High Risk Weeds’ Featured on RNZ
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New Zealand is an ongoing battle against problematic introduced plant species’ that threaten our native flora. One place in a position to strike is Aotea, Great Barrier Island, as many pest species that have thrived on the mainland are still … Read More

Windy Hill Newsletter June 2024
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The latest newsletter, #46, from Windy Hill Rosalie Bay Catchment Trust Influences on an Island Sanctuary 1999 – 2024   The Windy Hill Sanctuary began modestly in 1999 with 100 rat traps and a part time trapper. We began with … Read More

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