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Visitors wanting to visit the Cascades in Whakanewha Regional Park now have another path to take. Two hundred easy gradient steps have now been completed, starting at the top of the park’s Central Track opposite the Batch Winery carpark on...
The Environment Court has refused consent for a marina in Matiatia and reserved its decision on the question of costs. Local opposition under the banner of Direction Matiatia had raised $430,000 to fight the proposal, which Principal Environment Judge L...
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...
Waiheke resident Bunny McDiarmid (left) and American-born Jennifer Morgan will be the first two women to become international executive directors of Greenpeace International. The two women will job-share the leading role in the environmental organisation from 4 April. Bunny, who lives...
Thirty four successful artists have now been announced for the next headland Sculpture on the Gulf exhibition after having received a record number of nearly 250 proposals for the 2017 event - more than double that of 2013. The selection...

A bylaw to ban jet skis from some island beaches is being investigated by Waiheke Local Board. At the board’s meeting last Thursday, island resident Sally Lumsden raised concerns about a new jet ski business operating on Waiheke. In December, Auckland...
Promoters of a proposed 230-berth marina at Kennedy Point say construction could be underway by the middle of next year if the resource consenting process runs through calm waters. Kennedy Point Boatharbour Ltd (KPBL) has lodged consent applications with the...
Tensions are high over whether public access to Waiheke reserves is more important than keeping kauri trees disease free. Waiheke Local Board decided at its last meeting to defer any decision on developing a new 700-metre track through the Days...
Wellington super group Fat Freddy’s Drop played two sell-out shows in front of excited fans at Cable Bay Vineyard over the weekend. People of all ages went right up to the barrier to cheer for the popular Kiwi band. The atmosphere...
It was a great weekend at Waiheke Dirt Track with the Waiuku club arriving with three saloons and seven demolition cars and about 30 people camping at the venue. The crowds kept coming in spite of a bit of a...