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...
The 2018 Onetangi Beach Races has been cancelled over fears for extreme weather expected on the island this weekend. Organisers say they have been forced to call off the annual race day, which was set for this Sunday (11 February),...
Paul Walden and Cath Handley have been elected to share the chairperson’s role on Waiheke Local Board. The board put on a stunning display of unity at its first meeting on Saturday, voting unanimously that Mr Walden will have the...
There was a late start to racing on Saturday with not many cars but a great crowd for a hot afternoon. Nine cars in total showed up, four of them in Super A.  Taz Corinaldi in car 71 got a...
The anxiety and awe of creating and unveiling a carved meeting house at Piritahi Marae will soon be revealed in a documentary. Waiheke filmmaker Baraka from ember::vision has made her first feature film, Kia Piritahi, about the carving and weaving...
Once a quiet bay with few outward signs of civilisation, Woodside Bay, over the hill from Whakanewha Regional Park, is rapidly being transformed. Three projects are mooted across the bay. Construction is underway on the first at 511 Gordons Road;...

Waiheke will be one of the first places to benefit from Government moves to end single crewing of ambulance services, with St John doubling the number of full-time staff on the island. The charity has begun recruiting for four new...
Water companies are teaming up in an effort to deal with the island’s current water shortage - and are keen to promote a “positive message” and avoid the panic buying they say they’ve seen in the last few weeks. Jamie...
The ‘World Carnival’ at Waiheke Primary School last Sunday was one of its most successful fairs yet, with over $18,500 raised to help the flood-damaged school. The big ticket item at the silent auction - the America’s Cup signed team...

Community groups and volunteers are the glue that holds this island together, plugging social, environmental, sporting and educational gaps. They exist often on a shoestring and generally answer needs with little fanfare. This week’s Gulf News recognises their endeavours. Many have...