Come and see "The Bentley Effect" at 4.30 pm, Sunday 26 November. Even better, BRING A FRIEND.

It is an Australian award winning documentary called "The Bentley Effect." (posters attached)

Filmed over five years, The Bentley Effect documents the highs and lows of the battle to keep a unique part of Australia “gasfield-free”. This timely story of a community’s heroic stand shows how strategic direct action and peaceful protest from a committed community can overcome industrial might and political short-sightedness. It celebrates the non-violent ‘Eureka Stockade’ of our time and chronicles one of the fastest growing social movements we have ever witnessed.

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It is with great sadness that we e-mail you. Kennedy Point Boatharbour Ltd’s application to build a marina has been approved by the Council’s commissioners.

SKP feels that this design is out of character with the rest of Waiheke. It also represents the beginning of gentrification for the island.
After obtaining legal advice, the group have decided to appeal to the Environment Court. Watch this space.


Kia ora koutou, and thank you so much for the various ways that you have all helped since the 9th of June, when SKP Inc lodged its appeal in the Environment Court, against the Kennedy Point Marina. This email is to update you on what we have been doing since then.

Public Meeting

On the 18th of June, SKP held a public meeting at Ostend Hall.

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Put Sunday 1 October into your calendar.

Come join us, Hikoi to Save Kennedy Point, 1pm, this Sunday, October 1.

Meet at Piritahi Marae to walk to Kennedy Point.
Bring banners, colourful streamers, instruments, some flowers to release on the moana. If you can't walk the whole way, we aim to leave at 1.15, walk along the Blackpool waterfront, through Surfdale, up Hooks Lane to the Rec Centre and then along Donald Bruce Road to Kennedy Point.
If you can't walk the whole way, join us for the beginning or the end, or somewhere in the middle.
Nothing flash planned, just a chance to bear witness on behalf of Kennedy Point and Putiki Bay.

We don't need a marina.

Join us.

Huhana and Kathryn


One of year’s most anticipated romantic comedies will screen as a fundraiser for Waiheke’s SKP Inc – the community group that have lodged an appeal with the Environment Court because they feel floating carparks, buildings, plaza and an ablution block are not a good fit for Waiheke.

Scheduled for Friday, August 18, 7.30pm, “The Big Sick” has been highly rated by critics for its mixture of hilarious one-liners and cross-cultural depth.

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