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Phones around the country will buzz in unison this Sunday in a nationwide Emergency Mobile Alert test. The test alert is designed to keep people safe and will be broadcast to all capable phones from specific cell towers.  Emergency Mobile...
The Tama Tu, Tama Ora short film festival finale hit the big screen at Artworks Theatre on Friday 8 November. The competition, organised by the Piritahi Hau Ora, was designed to give Waiheke young people the opportunity to create a...
Security staff will remain at Kennedy Point ferry terminal until at least Christmas following an alleged assault on Sealink staff. Police are investigating the incident, which occurred on 7 November, with sergeant Martin Felton saying statements had been taken from...
There is no solution yet for disgruntled Ostend bus users, despite a meeting between the new Waiheke Local Board and Auckland Transport staff last week. Waiheke residents have complained about issues with the new bus service which came into effect...
Devina Shetty is leading microplastics research in the gulf analyzing plastic ingestion in fish with support from Auckland Whale and Dolphin Safari. The University of Auckland masters student says she’s hoping her findings will aid in environmental legislation on...
The Dirt Track Club fireworks display went off with a bang last Friday after a massive fundraising drive made the community event possible again this year. “It was a really successful evening and we’re positive the event will be...
As the new councillor for Waitematā and Gulf Islands, Pippa Coom says she wants to understand what Waiheke residents’ views are on key issues, support the local board and have the ear of the mayor. Ms Coom replaces long-term councillor...
Treescape Ltd CEO James Fletcher, environment control division manager Keith Barber and Waiheke Walking Festival trustee Linda Simpson met up in Kuakarau Bay Forest Reserve last week to discuss plans for a new addition to this year’s festival calendar,...
To the chagrin of some commuters, the Kennedy Point carpark has been reduced by seven spaces for the next month as works on the final stage of the upgrade continue. “The carparks will be unavailable until the end of November,”...
The third hugely destructive fire on the island over the past four months demolished a Sea View Road house on Saturday 19 October. Firefighter Rob Smith was first on the scene shortly after 2pm. “We could see the smoke from...