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...
On Tuesday, Tī Kōuka class from Waiheke Primary School went to Whakanewha to collect data from the rocky shore.   We braved the miserable gusts of wind and torrential rain as our teeth chattered and bodies shook with cold. Luckily...
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...
Four times since it was set up, the Hauraki Gulf Forum has sounded the alarm over the declining health of the gulf’s waters and the species it supports. With its fifth report, the forum appears to have tired of banging...
At least ten stingrays have been found lying dead on Blackpool Beach with their tails cut off, shocking local Waiheke residents and prompting a school group visiting Piritahi Marae to perform a karakia and bury the animals. “I was sickened....
The Environment Court has refused consent for a marina in Matiatia and reserved its decision on the question of costs. Local opposition under the banner of Direction Matiatia had raised $430,000 to fight the proposal, which Principal Environment Judge L...
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...
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,...
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...
Waiheke resident Marta Fisch is urging Auckland Council to review its decision to allow 2Degrees mobile to install a 10 metre-high cell phone tower just metres from her bedroom window – without ever asking her. Marta already puts up...