In blustery rain but with flags and placards on display, about 50 people marched to protest against the planned Kennedy Point marina development on Sunday afternoon. The hikoi, organised by friends Kathryn Ngapo and Huhana Davis of the Save Kennedy...
The 2020 State of our Gulf report detailing the condition of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park was released this week. The report finds that commercial fishing in the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park has increased, snapper and crayfish numbers have declined,...
Ron Leonard, the island’s ‘Mr Fix It’ in council roading and drainage matters and volunteer fire chief for 29 years, has passed away. Mr Leonard joined the volunteer fire brigade in 1968, serving for 48 years before retiring in May...
Fierce debate over who should become Waiheke Local Board’s new chairperson is expected this Saturday. The five newly elected local board members have not yet reached agreement about who should take the roles of chairperson and deputy chairperson, so the...
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...
Maumahara Flames, held last Sunday, gave Waiheke residents the chance to come together as a community to celebrate Matariki and to remember those who have crossed into the star world. “The main emotion we wanted people to feel was remembrance,”...
The trustees of both Waiheke High School and neighbouring Te Huruhi Primary – the site of the island’s original and now unusable junior school pool – are now considering a site to develop heated swimming pools between the two...
A massive 58 per cent of Waiheke voters took part in choosing new representatives for Auckland Council. Only Great Barrier voters proved more passionate, with 69.6 per cent of eligible voters casting a vote. Participation on Waiheke was far higher than...
School’s out Around 50 primary school staff, students and supporters gathered at the Ostend causeway on Wednesday to push for improved teaching conditions and increased government funding. Those striking on Waiheke joined around 30,000 people calling for action in public events...
Illegally moored boats in Putiki Bay have mostly cleared out – but half a dozen owners have dug in and left vessels in the bay despite council warnings and fines. Council compliance officers visited the bay again on Monday morning...