Current Affairs

Current Affairs

Waiheke leaders are fighting to keep a local voice on the Hauraki Gulf Forum which is making plans for the future of the gulf. Waitemata and gulf councillor Mike Lee says a “disturbing” Hauraki Gulf Forum meeting was held last...
Waiheke resident Bunny McDiarmid (left) and American-born Jennifer Morgan will be the first two women to become international executive directors of Greenpeace International. The two women will job-share the leading role in the environmental organisation from 4 April. Bunny, who lives...
Keep Our Beaches is renewing its fight over plans for marine reserves on the northern coast of Waiheke. Group representative Deb Cox, from Sandy Bay, says that Waiheke Local Board’s plans for marine reserves “fly in the face” of the...
Piritahi Marae is getting ready for its “biggest day yet”, the opening of the wharenui adorned with carvings. A pre-dawn ceremony will be held on 5 June celebrating the fortieth anniversary of the marae and the opening of the...
One Love Waiheke has been inundated with food to deliver to homeless people staying at Te Puea Marae in Mangere. Jeanine Clarkin and sisters Theresa and Andrea Rongonui called on Waiheke people to donate goods and JRB Construction paid for...
Promoters of a proposed 230-berth marina at Kennedy Point say construction could be underway by the middle of next year if the resource consenting process runs through calm waters. Kennedy Point Boatharbour Ltd (KPBL) has lodged consent applications with the...
Tensions are high over whether public access to Waiheke reserves is more important than keeping kauri trees disease free. Waiheke Local Board decided at its last meeting to defer any decision on developing a new 700-metre track through the Days...
Waiheke Islanders Bruce Plested and Rob Fenwick will be joining six other notable New Zealanders, including Sir Peter Jackson, in the 2016 New Zealand Business Hall of Fame. Established in 1994 by the Young Enterprise Trust, the organisation celebrates enterprise,...
Countdown says it is ‘playing its part’ in dropping plastic shopping bags on Waiheke. The island could become a national test case for the abolition of plastic grocery bags this month as our Countdown supermarket responds to a five-year local...
Awaawaroa Eco Village residents and neighbours are relieved to get a say on plans to develop a brewery, event venue and visitor accommodation in the valley. Auckland Council Duty Commissioner Richard Blakey has decided not to notify the public generally,...