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...
If you ask any surfer on the island about the local surf they’ll say it’s pretty rare. But recent weather has brought in some decent sets of about one and a half to two metre high waves. Someone who got out...
An Onetangi couple with a baby suffered a “scary” night as debris slipped down a hill and bombarded their caravan during last week’s storm. A window was smashed in the caravan on Hobson Terrace that Jessica Mead and Anthony Stead...
An oil spill from a ferry ramp at Matiatia terminal last Thursday prompted a clean-up operation from Auckland Transport - but local environmental groups were pleased to find no animal life was affected. The leak, first noticed about 9am on...
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...
Some supporters of the incorporated society SKP that appealed to the Environment Court to prevent a marina being built at Kennedy Point may end up having to pay court costs out of their own pockets if the developer has...
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...
Solar power may provide the answer to overflowing rubbish bins at island visitor hotspots. Auckland Council has installed two high tech ‘Bigbelly’ bins at Little Oneroa, one of the beaches with the worst refuse problems over summer. The solar panels...
The name may be rooted in the past but Jurassic Ridge has placed itself at the technological cutting edge with its latest installation. Planted proudly on the winery roof are 42 solar panels as the winery, which has always traded...
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...