A public meeting to explain Auckland Council’s approach to weed control on the island saw rigorous debate from factions for and against Waiheke Local Board’s decision to allow limited dispensation for the use of herbicides in three Waiheke parks. About...
Concerns over marine pollution were expressed last week after construction at Kennedy Point Wharf resulted in rising sedimentation and discoloured water. According to Auckland Transport, the work currently underway involves drilling to develop a separation dolphin, which will sit between...

An inspiring and engaging workshop about connecting with nature, yourself and others is to be offered by the Island Coaches Collective this Sunday 11 November. As a bit of a twist, this Sunday Series workshop is offered as part of...
In her first ever trip off Waiheke, the island’s favourite sheep, Multi, is hoofing it off to the Beehive with owner Sue Pawley. Sue has gathered 15,000 signatures on her petition to stop a consented marina being built at Kennedy...
Our apologies for an error in pagination this week - It's not often our printers get it wrong! Waiheke bird lover Sue Fitchett is encouraging people to offer water and food for native birds during long periods of dry weather. Placing...
A sighting on Sunday 13 January has confirmed a dotterel chick, which hatched on the Waiheke High School field, has taken to the sky.  “The chances of the eggs hatching and any chicks surviving were so remote that people were...
A million dollar Auckland Transport (AT) project to upgrade Putiki Road is now due to begin on 8 January, but business owners on the street are angry after their feedback has apparently fallen on deaf ears – and that...
A 38-hectare Thompsons Point property could be subdivided into 25 sections, raising alarms for Palm Beach residents. Local leadership coach Rosie Walford spotted advertisements from real estate agencies advertising the lifestyle block at 306 Sea View Road for sale for...
While Plastic Free July is nearing an end, community and council support for the island’s environment is ongoing.  The Waiheke Local Board has approved funding of $85,000 allocated across four projects to restore and protect the island’s natural environment in...
A large group of Waiheke students, teachers, supporters and caregivers marched down Ocean View Road on Friday calling for urgent action to safeguard the planet. Rebecca, Ruby and Phoebe – three Waiheke high school students and leaders of the...