More than 20 firefighters spent hours battling a blaze in an abandoned house on Whakarite Road last Friday. At 5.45am on Wednesday morning firefighters returned to the property to extinguish a smoldering mattress, which was buried under rubble. Waiheke Fire...
Win an Olympic or Commonwealth Games medal and you might expect a well done message from the prime minster – but not necessarily if you’ve finished first and second in your year-three primary school cross country.So it was a...
Auckland Council spends too much on itself, councillor Mike Lee said last week as he announced he will stand again for the Waitemata and Gulf Ward in this year’s council elections.Too much remains to be done for him to...
Principal of Te Huruhi School Adam Cels tells Alex Stone how he balances his work with family and his love of sailing – and the challenges of the school’s move to new buildings.Adam Cels has been principal of Te...
Following a private meeting last week to address Waiheke ferry users’ concerns, Auckland Mayor Phil Goff spoke with Gulf News about what can be done to improve the situation.“My personal view is that ferries are an integral part of...
She has been a stalwart of the community, champion of the vulnerable and a much-loved friend and family member.A driving force behind the re-opening of the Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) for Waiheke Island in 1990, she worked tirelessly as...
At a private meeting on Monday, CEO Mike Horne said Fullers is seeking independent financial advice on the cost of subsidising Waiheke services, and Mayor Phil Goff said an official database will track the reliability of the ferry service. The...
International sailor Serena Woodall is part of a women’s match racing team that has its sights set on the world championships next year.The Waiheke High School year 13 student is part of a Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron women’s...
Straight after Sunday’s packed public meeting at Morra Hall, Sophie Boladeras asked Fullers CEO Mike Horne what was next on the cards for the embattled ferry company.Fullers CEO Mike Horne admitted straight out at Sunday’s meeting that standing in...
Registrations are rolling in for the Great Gulf News Trolley Derby that takes place on Sunday 1 September.Event manager Tessa O’Shea says people have started making their trolleys and she’s taken registrations for the children’s box cart, adults open...