It’s early days but there’s quiet confidence among Waiheke winemakers of an excellent 2017 harvest - even if holidaymakers went home less than impressed with the weather. Just how elusive the summer was over the traditional holiday period was unofficially...
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,”...
Litter and marine debris are apparent in waters around the island, particularly over the summer with the influx of recreational boats and visitors.   To try to mitigate the issue, Auckland Council is providing a floating waste barge to encourage...
Kazu Nakagawa is used to sourcing materials from far and wide but the spread of input for the Waiheke artist’s latest work is truly global in scope. Carving Water Painting Voice, Nakagawa’s visual and sound installation for headland Sculpture on...
Survey finds we have little say on island’s biggest problems A survey to benchmark plans to test a more inclusive style of governance for Waiheke has residents slamming both Auckland Council and Auckland Transport on their current levels of communication...
It was no average day at school for some lucky Waiheke students last week as they got to tour the 22-metre Polynesian voyaging canoe Haunui Waka and get first hand experience of historic waka culture and navigation. Last Tuesday...
Contractors are twiddling thumbs and projects face delays because the Hoporata Quarry has run out of suitable metal. “Contractors can’t go to work and make money,” says Dave Whiting of Gulf Island Earthmovers. “Builders can’t get retaining walls or driveways...
Waiheke youth turned out in droves to support the global strike for climate action on Friday 15 March. The day before the student strike 16-year-old Greta Thunberg, founder of the Youth Strike for Climate movement, was nominated for the...
The Great Gulf News Trolley Derby makes a return this Father’s Day, Sunday 1 September. The race day is an opportunity for people to build their own trolleys and compete for bragging rights.  Former Gulf News editor David Waters was one...
Private meetings between Fullers360 representatives and the Waiheke Local Board, then between business owners and ferry company representatives, have recently led to a re-think by Fullers360 on proposed reductions in freight services. Local board chair Cath Handley, who also co-ordinated...