The iconic Palm Beach Store is back in business - though squeezed into half the space - after last month’s floods. Half the store remains off limits behind a blue tarpaulin while decisions are made about swollen particle board flooring...
Auckland Council is finally taking steps to sort out problems with Auckland Transport’s work on Waiheke. After a presentation from Waiheke Local Board chairperson Paul Walden the council’s environment committee has advised the governing body of the need for Auckland...
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...
A Waiheke Water Plan could be on the cards in 2018 with Auckland Council and the Waiheke Local Board actively looking at managing the island’s ongoing water problems for the rest of the summer and beyond. In the last few...
PENGUIN TIPS If you find a struggling little penguin, Karen Saunders of Native Bird Rescue advises: “Please call 020 473 9464 for advice so we can confirm the little penguin needs help. “If it does then it is important to keep...
Taking care of the island’s wetlands – their types, threats, values, legislation, rules, weed, pest control, planting, project planning and aftercare ­– is the key focus of a workshop offered by Waiheke Resources Trust’s Project Little Oneroa this month. Little...
Contractors are twiddling thumbs and projects face delays because the Hoporata Quarry has run out of suitable metal. “Contractors can’t go to work and make money,” says Dave Whiting of Gulf Island Earthmovers. “Builders can’t get retaining walls or driveways...

A sea wall to halt tidal erosion at Picnic Bay is a step closer, with an application for resource consent gaining support from Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki Tribal Trust. Ngāi Tai representative Jonathan Billington inspected the proposed site for...
Waiheke leaders are fighting to keep a local voice on the Hauraki Gulf Forum which is making plans for the future of the gulf. Waitemata and gulf councillor Mike Lee says a “disturbing” Hauraki Gulf Forum meeting was held last...
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...