The Waiheke Skate Competition is on for the third year in a row, all because one keen skateboarder is determined to keep the island skate park alive and thriving. Unlike past years, the competition will not be held in December...
A grand design earmarked for the heart of Oneroa hopes to squeeze a four-bedroom home onto the last patch of land on the north side of Oneroa’s commercial zone. The proposed development would take place on the north-eastern area of...
The Hawaiian Airlines Waiheke Half Marathon last weekened was a runaway success. “We were lucky to have the same fantastic running conditions as last year,” says Luke Garrier, one of the event organisers. “The weather was beautiful, people seemed to...

Safia Archer’s weekly arts diary Merging the traditional with digital, Sculpt Oneroa is poised to showcase the island’s artistic talent, with the much anticipated opening of its annual exhibition next weekend. Along with established artists, curators and organisers of the exhibition...
A large group of Waiheke students, teachers, supporters and caregivers marched down Ocean View Road on Friday calling for urgent action to safeguard the planet. Rebecca, Ruby and Phoebe – three Waiheke high school students and leaders of the...
A new 10-year pathways plan to improve infrastructure for pedestrians and cyclists has been adopted by the Waiheke Local Board. The board released the draft plan late last year and asked for feedback from residents and Auckland Transport. “Recently there...
Diver’s Rock has been a favoured hangout for young Waiheke residents for decades and it is now also sought out by tourists. But a recent spate of incidents on properties traversed for years by people going to the rock...
Jill and Wayne Robson’s creative garden in Albert Crescent won the people’s choice award at Waiheke Garden Safari last weekend. The Ostend garden features quirky handcrafted sculptures and archways, semi-tropical plants and a vegetable garden, all set against the backdrop...
At the final Waiheke Local Board meeting for 2018, Rakino Island property owners made a plea for help to stop the ravages of time and tide.   A small delegation, including spokesperson Chris Clews and Sue Plimmer, made the journey to...
Fullers says it is listening to local concerns about double-decker buses and will reduce their use on the island over winter. However, the big buses will still be plying narrow roads on weekends and decisions on their long-term future have...