Devina Shetty is leading microplastics research in the gulf analyzing plastic ingestion in fish with support from Auckland Whale and Dolphin Safari. The University of Auckland masters student says she’s hoping her findings will aid in environmental legislation on...
The Dirt Track Club fireworks display went off with a bang last Friday after a massive fundraising drive made the community event possible again this year. “It was a really successful evening and we’re positive the event will be...
As the new councillor for Waitematā and Gulf Islands, Pippa Coom says she wants to understand what Waiheke residents’ views are on key issues, support the local board and have the ear of the mayor. Ms Coom replaces long-term councillor...
Treescape Ltd CEO James Fletcher, environment control division manager Keith Barber and Waiheke Walking Festival trustee Linda Simpson met up in Kuakarau Bay Forest Reserve last week to discuss plans for a new addition to this year’s festival calendar,...
To the chagrin of some commuters, the Kennedy Point carpark has been reduced by seven spaces for the next month as works on the final stage of the upgrade continue. “The carparks will be unavailable until the end of November,”...
The third hugely destructive fire on the island over the past four months demolished a Sea View Road house on Saturday 19 October. Firefighter Rob Smith was first on the scene shortly after 2pm. “We could see the smoke from...
A teenager was arrested last week and charged with burglary and assault after breaking into Surfdale dairy Miami Pricecutter. Police say the young male first attempted to break into Ostend Store, also known as Jerry’s Dairy on Belgium Street...
Organisers of a petition to overturn the Matiatia keyhole trial claimed victory following a packed local board meeting last week. The petition had already done its job by the time last Thursday’s meeting was held to deal with what board...
Following an urgent meeting on Monday in response to the public backlash about the suitability of a new trial designed to reduce congestion around Matiatia Ferry Terminal, new plans have been drawn up to tackle what’s now a perennial...
The new bus network rolls into action this weekend (Sunday 13 October) despite a 500-signature strong petition calling for Auckland Transport to make changes.  The petition presented to AT objects to the planned withdrawal of the Wharf Road/Ostend Road route. “The...