Stony Batter tunnels remain closed to the public almost a year after the Department of Conservation closed them. The tunnels, which were built during World War II, were closed in April last year because of safety concerns, says Department of...
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....

Students from Te Huruhi School spent three days at Camp Adair in the Hunua Ranges to round off the school year. Arriving at camp, the students soon settled into the first of three days away from home by getting their...
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...
Drinking water will soon flow in five island parks, after Waiheke Local Board decided to spend $30,000 on the project. The board has set aside $30,000 to provide water fountains and taps at Palm Beach playground, Surfdale Reserve, the Old...
Friends of McKenzie Reserve has complained that tracks are almost disappearing in long grass now that Auckland Council has cut back its mowing services. Representatives of the community group made a plea at Waiheke Local Board’s last meeting for monthly...
Rare New Zealand dotterels at Whakanewha Regional Park have had twice as much luck raising chicks this year as last year. Senior ranger Jonah Kitto-Verhoef says 10 chicks were successfully raised by five pairs this breeding season. “Chick productivity was two...
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...
The idea of erecting an “Island Closed” sign at Matiatia has gained more than a few social media clicks but Waiheke Local Board is seeking a more measured approach to coping with the tidal wave of tourists drawn to...
Blackpool residents faced another disheartening clean-up after floodwaters surged through houses in low-lying Manuka Road and Nikau Road on Sunday. The suburb’s inadequate drainage system once again failed to cope as 45 mm of rain fell in just two hours...