Finally, A Friendly Rust on Aotea

Tradescantia Yellow Leaf Spot Fungus (Kordyana brasiliensis) has arrived on Aotea (a friendly rust) Tradescantia Yellow Spot Fungus is known to be an effective Biocontrol agent against the very aggressive pest plant Tradescantia fluminensis better known as ‘Wandering Willie‘ or … Read More

Celebrating International Dark Sky Week

Aotea/ Great Barrier signs international dark sky proclamation On 26 March 2024 Aotea Great Barrier Island made a “Dark Sky Proclamation” to mark International Dark Sky Week. “A Dark Sky Proclamation is a ceremonial document that a community or organisation signs … Read More

Grow Food Aotea Announces April Workshops

Caity Endt, our Food Resilience Coordinator has scheduled five more amazing workshops During the announcement, Caity Endt notes “Big focus on soil this month! Soil is something I am so passionate about, and I hope you will be too after … Read More

Pāteke Flock Counts – The Results Are In

Latest DOC flock count shows steady Pāteke population As Summer finishes, DOC along with exceptional volunteers from Ngāti Rehua and the community, count the numbers of pāteke / brown teal gathered in flocks. On Aotea, the numbers are looking pretty … Read More

Critter of the Month

A spotless crake has been spotted! A new addition to Aotea Advocate, Critter of the Month by Ecology Vision We are pretty excited about this one! This may very well be the ONLY images ever captured of a Pūweto (Spotless … Read More

Getting Ahead of Short-term Accommodation GST changes

Some handy tips to help you manage the ‘App tax‘ as a short-term accommodation provider. You’ve likely heard that there are changes coming with GST for short-term accommodation providers from 1 April 2024 – this Easter Monday. With many small scale … Read More

Wonder Women

Deb Kilgallon and Hilde Hoven of Good Heavens join Tim Higham in the AoteaFM studio ahead of Dark Sky week The night sky above Aotea calls people from all walks of life to admire its beauty. For Good Heavens Dark … Read More

Solar Power to the People

In the last year, a staggering 98% of the Currach Irish Pub and Innkeeper’s power has come from solar power alone. When Orla Cumisky took over the pub in 2020, one of her goals was to reduce the pub’s reliance … Read More

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