Save Kennedy Point! Help us protect the island's character | Donate

SKP files Appeal submissions with the High Court

Just when you thought the marina battle was over…. (at least, that’s what the developer wants everyone to think).


Yesterday, on 5 May 2020, SKP filed its Appeal submissions with the High Court.  A copy of the submissions are available here.  


SKP’s High Court Appeal submissions follow months of hard work and preparation - and present what SKP believe is its best case and opportunity to have the Kennedy Point marina resource consent application reheard by the Environment Court. 


We hope you enjoy reading the submissions and that this latest significant development provides further comfort that that our battle to protect Waiheke Island and the environment of the Hauraki Gulf is certainly not over yet.  Now, more than ever, the Covid-19 pandemic has shown us all that what matters most is the health of each and every one of us, and the health and well being of our precious environment. 


Kennedy Point Bay, the Waiheke environment, securing free access to our beaches, and protecting the Waiheke community way of life is worth fighting for. 


Kennedy Point Boat Harbour Ltd and Auckland Council are expected to file their reply submissions by Tuesday, 9 May 2020.  The hearing is currently scheduled for Tuesday, 2 June 2020 and Wednesday, 3 June 2020.  


We are currently waiting to hear from the High Court as to whether the hearing will be conducted remotely or whether the hearing will be in person.  Much of this will depend on the Covid-19 restriction levels expected for June 2020.  We will keep you updated once we have further confirmation from the High Court. 


And now, we need YOU - our community, supporters, friends and members.  SKP has a short term fundraising target of $25,000.  So please dig deep and donate what you can to SKP by clicking here


Or by bank transfer:
Bank: Kiwibank
Account Number: 38-9018-0812104-000
Account Name: SKP Inc

Sue and Multi arrive in Wellington and make headlines

Sue and Multi are just hours away from arriving in Wellington with their 10+ strong support crew.


TVNZ’s “Seven Sharp” show are paying particular interest to this history making hikoi, by an elderly woman and the world’s first (and only) activist sheep.


There’s a very good chance that the team will appear on Seven Sharp tomorrow evening (Wednesday) on TV One.

You can watch live using this link:


We hope you can join them in person at 11.30am in Wellington or by watching the news (and Ewes) at 6pm.

The latest update
Waiheke Radio Jan 2019

The Mermaids of Kennedy Point

Reflections of the
court's decision

SKP - Kennedy Point Marina Appeal

A lament from Waiheke to the Money Men
by Kathy Voyles

I watch the tui’s
In their love dance
Over the teen
Red stamens dying
On dry clay
I remember I am fighting
A battle

With money men
(they want big boats
In a quiet bay)
We’re tired
Waiheke tired
Even when we sleep
as solace comes
Money men
Do you need more
Concrete, asphalt, tyres, oil
Build for us

Tiny houses, eco-villages, gardens, a hospice
Instead, rest
With your grandkids
On a happy beach
Shells in their tiny fists
Not concrete
Floating pontoons
Rest yourselves

Quiet picnic
Wouldn’t that
Be good

    Written by Kathy Voyles

Why this marina shouldn't go ahead ?

Make a Donation

We believe that we can get a better outcome than what Council have currently approved.


Your donation will go towards the costs of appealing the Council's decision to approve a marina in Kennedy Bay, Waiheke Island.


Contact Us

We would love to hear from you. If you have a question or comment, then please fill in the contact form....

Read more

Become a Supporter

We need all the help we can get to save the environment. If you'd like to become a supporter (at no charge)

Read more

About Us

We are local Waiheke Island residents who care deeply about this island, its ecosystems and its culture. Through a lens of sustainability...

Read more

Connect With Us

We're a non-profit, community owned Incorporated Society,
We'd love to hear from you if you have a question or comment.