Local Body Politics

Extinction Rebellion group highlighting climate change

Extinction Rebellion Waiheke (XRW) launched last week as part of an international movement calling for governments to acknowledge and take urgent action to limit...
Environmental Court Infringement for felling of pohutukawa

The owner of a Cory Road property on which a mature pōhutukawa was felled in April has been ordered to plant three new trees. ...
Auckland city Council Reticulation Little Oneroa Stream

Costly price tags and option of piping water from Auckland revealed as island politicians investigate hooking up wastewater in the island’s business areas. Supercity ambitions...
DOLPHINS in Huruhi Bay

A pod of around 20 dolphins delighted onlookers at Huruhi Bay for hours last Sunday.“There were paddle-boarders right in amongst it but then the...
Waiheke Hope Trust

The Waiheke Local Board recently put $10,000 towards the provision of emergency and transitional housing on the island. The grant will be used by...
Proposed changes to dog rules

Proposed changes to dog rules are worrying some owners, and the Waiheke Local Board has requested discretion from council to determine local time and...
Surf Life Saving Campaign

Island resident David Toomey panicked when he was caught in a strong rip at Palm Beach in December 2018. He’s now sharing his story...
ST JOHN Rebecca Whistler and Territory Manager Simon Barnett

The St John ambulance team on Waiheke is one of the busiest in the Auckland region, and over the summer months the crew face...