The Minister of Conservation, Eugenie Sage, has stepped in over the Rangihoua-Onetangi Sports Park Reserve, withdrawing her consent for Auckland Council to make leasing decisions for the land and effectively forcing the council to create a reserve management plan. At...
Stony Batter tunnels remain closed to the public almost a year after the Department of Conservation closed them. The tunnels, which were built during World War II, were closed in April last year because of safety concerns, says Department of...
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...
Towering Putiki O Kahu (Rangihoua) provided a fitting backdrop as about 200 people honoured former Alliance Party leader and Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton at his burial at Onetangi Cemetery on Saturday. Veteran politicians, unionists and Pacific Island communities showed...
A love of technology, nature and youth at risk is coming together for Eric Rangi Hillman as he develops computer games. A flurry of interest currently surrounds the Waiheke digital gaming and app development company, Her0tech, which island residents Eric...
Waiheke’s bid for its own council has contributed to a decision to investigate reorganising local government in the Auckland Council area. The Local Government Commission has decided that all of Auckland is affected by a bid from the Northern Action...
Marine reserves have become a hot topic as the government develops new legislation on marine protection. Several Waiheke groups made submissions calling for better marine protection in the proposed Marine Protected Areas Act, but Environment Minister Nick Smith has...
The government’s plans for a recreational fishing park in the Hauraki Gulf are “reckless”, says Friends of the Hauraki Gulf. “The crisis facing the gulf was caused by over-fishing. The solution does not lie in allowing more fishing,” the Waiheke...
Community consultation on the future of the Artworks Precinct is taking shape with the launch of an online survey this week. The survey is one of the first steps of the Shape Artworks project that is seeking community feedback on...
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...