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,...
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...
Waiheke’s Saturday morning ferries were packed with people heading to join a 15,000 strong crowd at the Auckland People’s Climate Change March.The march was part of a worldwide weekend of protests, calling for urgent action to be taken on...
Waiheke residents now have a chance to say whether they want the island to have a council of its own. The Local Government Commission is holding public meetings on Wednesday 28 September at Waiheke Library from 11am to 4pm and...

Long-time media commentator – and one-time Gulf News editor – Tom Frewen comments on the changing face of the world’s media Nobody predicted, as far I know, that the end times would be so entertaining. Wars and rumours of wars,...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
Auckland Council Compliance Officers are investigating after Walkways on Waiheke founder Ross Gillespie drew attention to what he believes is council neglect and illegal public encroachment onto Tin Boat Reserve in Onetangi. Within the reserve, a number of trees and...