Current Affairs

Current Affairs

Some supporters of the incorporated society SKP that appealed to the Environment Court to prevent a marina being built at Kennedy Point may end up having to pay court costs out of their own pockets if the developer has...
Fuel prices are set to rise even further than the planned council and Government fuel tax hikes on Waiheke, leaving the local board and energy providers worried. Sealink is expected to introduce safety-related freight surcharges this month – ahead of...
Adverse impacts on the landscape and on little blue penguins - and the issue of whether a 75-space carpark and public facilities on the water space are needed - form key props in SKP Incorporated’s bid to scuttle the...
Kennedy Point Boatharbour’s proposed 186-berth marina is in essential demand and supported by hundreds on the island and around New Zealand, with anti-marina protesters just a “small subset” of “widely-held views”, say lawyers representing the marina’s developers in Auckland’s...
  After the damage caused by the early-January storm, experts and residents are looking to the future, with climate change a real and foreseeable event. Just before Christmas, the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) presented a report to...
  Initial work for the Matiatia keyhole trial is complete, but the stop-start saga has hit another speed bump with Auckland Transport confirming the project is delayed – this time over parking spaces. In November, Waiheke Local Board agreed to give...
Emergency meetings have taken place between the local board, Auckland Council and Waiheke’s under-pressure water supply industry to discuss dealing with the ongoing water shortage. With supply struggling to match demand — and some companies now fully booked until mid...
In blustery rain but with flags and placards on display, about 50 people marched to protest against the planned Kennedy Point marina development on Sunday afternoon. The hikoi, organised by friends Kathryn Ngapo and Huhana Davis of the Save Kennedy...
In the mid-1980s Rob and Jennie Fenwick came across a remote headland forming the western flank of Te Matuku Bay, on the island’s south-east coast. They bought a small property at Little Bay, accessible only by boat, and put...
Many people think of the Red Cross as they would a fire extinguisher - glad to know it’s there, but hoping they personally will never need to use it. The Red Cross is well-known for being there in times of...