Auckland Council has called for public submissions on the proposed Kennedy Point marina, ticking off another box for project director Tony Mair. Those supporting or opposing the application have until Friday 16 December to lodge submissions with the council. Mr Mair’s...
A new dive equipment and snorkel hire business on the island is making all the right soundings by organising an underwater and coastal clean-up. Around 20 divers have enlisted for the clean-up on Saturday week organised by Waiheke Dive and...
Plans for 12 potential new marine reserves in the waters of the Waiheke Local Board area have been sent to the government. The local board’s submission on the government’s proposed Marine Protected Areas Act includes detailed maps of seven new...
The Waiheke Local Board has approved $15,000 for the development of a Lightscape Management Plan with the overall goal of Waiheke being named a Dark Sky Park. In 2017, Aotea Great Barrier was the first island in the world to...
Auckland Council will go ahead and build a footpath down Oue Street in Oneroa, even though it does not meet the Waiheke Local Board’s current priority for new footpaths on Waiheke. At the board’s meeting last Thursday, Auckland Transport spokesperson...
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...
Auckland Council has admitted reducing its charges for Waiheke Marinas Limited by $76,601, cutting almost 25% off the original bill. In December, Direction Matiatia spokesperson Merran Lawler claimed that the council had done a secret deal with the company, waiving...
Ambitious plans for Stony Batter -  Fort Stony Batter is likely to get a massive upgrade and an injection of new life if a lease concession application is accepted. The 20-year lease application by Fort Stony Batter Heritage Park Limited (FSBHPL) to...
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...
Organisers of the Waiheke Walking Festival are putting their feet up after notching-up all sorts of records with this year’s nine-day event. The seventh annual festival drew 1500 participants of all ages, many of whom made several treks, says coordinator...