Concern around the availability of affordable housing on the island is rife and at the most recent local board meeting Claude Lewenz, one of the principals of Shelter.NZ, said a change in policy is necessary to enable efficient, fast...
Waiheke Budgeting Services manager Amelia Lawley looks at the home rental market on the island and assesses the likely effects here of proposed changes to national tenancy laws.A young couple with a three-year-old live in a two bedroom house...
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...
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...
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...