A 30-year vision for the future of Waiheke is being progressed in a draft area plan. Led by the local board, the Waiheke Area Plan will provide long-term strategic direction to contribute to the Auckland Unitary Plan. It will...
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...
Could a new ferry company be in the works?Last week, an invite-only meeting to discuss the changes to Fullers’ freight services was held at the local board offices.Representatives of affected island businesses, along with staff from Auckland Transport, Fullers360...
Cable Bay Wine Limited’s appeal to the Environment Court, seeking to overturn an independent hearing panel’s decision, began yesterday and has been allocated five hearing days.  The earlier ruling dated 31 January 2018 refused retrospective resource consent for the company’s...

An inferior method of heavy vehicle brake testing on Waiheke was employed for 18 months from March 2017.Vehicle Testing New Zealand (VTNZ) runs an offsite location on the island where it operates three to four days a fortnight to...
Around 600 residents and visitors found their way to Waiheke Museum and Historical Village when they hosted a live heritage day on Sunday 21 October. As well as the museum’s own displays and recently refreshed historical buildings, the day included...
Concern around the availability of affordable housing on the island is rife and at the most recent local board meeting Claude Lewenz, one of the principals of Shelter.NZ, said a change in policy is necessary to enable efficient, fast...
Waiheke Budgeting Services manager Amelia Lawley looks at the home rental market on the island and assesses the likely effects here of proposed changes to national tenancy laws.A young couple with a three-year-old live in a two bedroom house...
Do you know the size of your carbon footprint?A passionate new citizen-driven group is aiming to make Waiheke the first carbon-neutral populated island in the country.Started by Lindsay and Lynda Jeffs in February, Carbon Neutral Waiheke provides individuals, communities...
For the week ending 14 October, there were a total of 20 accident and medical related callouts on the island. Ambulance personnel attended two people at the scene of an incident; five were transported to the on-call doctor, two were...