Looking out on the gulf, everything seems fine whatever the weather - blue water, studded with green islands, fringed with sandy beaches, seemingly teeming with marine life. It’s what brings hundreds of thousands of visitors to Waiheke and an estimated...
Man O’ War Station has lost its appeal against a land protection designation in a nationally significant case. Last Friday, the Court of Appeal released its decision on Man O’ War Station’s appeal against an outstanding natural landscape classification over...
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...

Ocean-loving volunteers and staff at Waiheke Dive and Snorkel undertook another seabed clean up last weekend, pulling out all manner of items from beneath the waves at Enclosure and Sandy Bays. • Richard Jones Full story in this weeks Gulf...
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...

Several Waiheke residents had to evacuate flooded homes, a school was closed, roads were blocked by fallen trees and drivers were slowed by slips and flooding yesterday morning. Waiheke Volunteer Fire Brigade chief Bruce Sciascia was exhausted after firefighters rushed...
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...
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...
For ratepayers appeased by Mayor Phil Goff’s commitment to a 2.5 percent rate increase for the next two financial years – and 3.5 percent to follow if he is re-elected in 2019 – it might pay to look very...
Emergency meetings have taken place between the local board, Auckland Council and Waiheke’s under-pressure water supply industry to discuss dealing with the ongoing water shortage. With supply struggling to match demand — and some companies now fully booked until mid...