On 30 May 2018 the Environment Court upheld the resource consent for the construction of a marina in Kennedy Point Bay previously granted to Kennedy Point Boatharbour Limited (KPBL).  The court was far from persuaded by the arguments of the...
A new group plans to appeal the decision to allow a marina at Kennedy Point. Waiheke Local Board chairperson Paul Walden is spearheading plans to appeal an Auckland Council hearing panel’s decision to let Kennedy Point Boatharbour Limited construct a...
The remains of this intriguing old bottle were found by an elderly Surfdale woman walking at Dead Dog Bay the other day. Of black or very dark green glass, clearly very old and much thicker than present day bottles, she...
  After the damage caused by the early-January storm, experts and residents are looking to the future, with climate change a real and foreseeable event. Just before Christmas, the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) presented a report to...
Countdown says it is ‘playing its part’ in dropping plastic shopping bags on Waiheke. The island could become a national test case for the abolition of plastic grocery bags this month as our Countdown supermarket responds to a five-year local...
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...
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...
A Waiheke resident who has paid around $35 million to develop an approved subdivision on rural Thompson’s Point is promising improved environmental outcomes to go with the luxury houses. Chris Jacobs, who “retired” to the island in 2015, has bought...
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...
Waiheke’s world-renowned beaches are regularly unsafe for swimming after significant rain, tests conducted over the 2017-18 summer reveal. Samples collected by Auckland Council’s programme Safeswim show beaches and freshwater streams around Waiheke regularly rise above guideline water quality standards for...