The pool at Te Huruhi Primary School has been closed all summer and the opening date remains uncertain. School board of trustees chairperson Kevin Glover says repairs that were meant to take place during the summer holidays have been delayed,...
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...
“Consent remains no more than a possibility, not a probability, let alone a certainty.”   This is the standout sentence in the latest interim ruling from the Environment Court in the saga of non-consented development and business activity at Cable Bay...
Island organisations are waiting with bated breath to find out whether their applications to lease the recently renovated Old Surfdale Post Office are accepted. Opportunities to lease a public space for just $1 rarely arise, and at the local...
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...
Costly price tags and option of piping water from Auckland revealed as island politicians investigate hooking up wastewater in the island’s business areas.  Supercity ambitions for large scale reticulation here have come to the surface after officials presented board members...
Established and emerging New Zealand artists are invited to submit proposals for new and original work to be included in the next headland Sculpture on the Gulf to be held 3–26 February 2017. headland Sculpture on the Gulf wants artists...

Waiheke students on the cusp of the voting age have a message for those who can vote - about not saddling another generation with debt. Geoff Cumming reports. They have a clear grasp on the issues facing the country; they...
Kennedy Point Boatharbour’s proposed 186-berth marina is in essential demand and supported by hundreds on the island and around New Zealand, with anti-marina protesters just a “small subset” of “widely-held views”, say lawyers representing the marina’s developers in Auckland’s...
Saturday’s Sun Kissed Picnic fundraiser for marina opponent SKP Inc was “a beautiful Waiheke day to remember”, organisers say. • Richard Jones Full story in this weeks Gulf News… Out Now!!!