• Tony Wood – a keen angler who conceived a way to help restore declining fish stocks

The One That Got Away

May 4th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

When I first checked in on a group of keen Hauraki Gulf ‘fishos’ it was day one of the 2017–18 fishing season. The boys were already out on the water hoping to catch the big one and rack up a trophy. Later that day there would be the obligatory bragging on social media, but there [...]

Rangitoto Hauraki Gulf

December 18th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , |

The hardened cores of Auckland’s urban volcanoe are covered with grass, carefully planted trees and pretty picnic spots but Rangitoto’s double cone outline, which lies like a discarded stopper across the entrance to Waitemata Harbour a few kilometres from downtown Auckland, is wild, stark and un-peopled. Its hard and sharp purple... [...]

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