A teenager was arrested last week and charged with burglary and assault after breaking into Surfdale dairy Miami Pricecutter. Police say the young male first attempted to break into Ostend Store, also known as Jerry’s Dairy on Belgium Street...
Organisers of a petition to overturn the Matiatia keyhole trial claimed victory following a packed local board meeting last week. The petition had already done its job by the time last Thursday’s meeting was held to deal with what board...
Following an urgent meeting on Monday in response to the public backlash about the suitability of a new trial designed to reduce congestion around Matiatia Ferry Terminal, new plans have been drawn up to tackle what’s now a perennial...
The new bus network rolls into action this weekend (Sunday 13 October) despite a 500-signature strong petition calling for Auckland Transport to make changes.  The petition presented to AT objects to the planned withdrawal of the Wharf Road/Ostend Road route. “The...
The local board has endorsed a plan to improve congestion at Matiatia ferry terminal after weeks of back-and-forth with Auckland Transport (AT). The draft concept plan, on which AT consulted with the Waiheke Transport Forum and the local board...
A large group of Waiheke students, teachers, supporters and caregivers marched down Ocean View Road on Friday calling for urgent action to safeguard the planet. Rebecca, Ruby and Phoebe – three Waiheke high school students and leaders of the...
Save Kennedy Point Inc was back in the Environment Court last week as it continues its fight against the proposed marina at Kennedy Point. Judge Laurie Newhook, with Commissioner Leijnen and Commissioner Buchanan, heard the group’s request for a rehearing...
A petition with 5586 signatures designed to “bring Fullers into line” was presented to transport minister Phil Twyford last week. Mr Twyford met with councillors Chris Darby and Richard Hills, as well as local board chairpersons Cath Handley and...
Three cases of measles on Waiheke were confirmed on Tuesday and health clinic staff are warning people to be vigilant. Two teenagers aged 18 and 14, as well as a four-year-old, contracted the highly contagious disease off-island. “The three young...
A drive to collect clothing and blankets for Waiheke families in need has yielded donations, but the organisers say there is still a need for specific items.  “A big thank you from me and Holly to the community for their...