“I’m very keen to work with everybody who is keen to make things happen – and to those who are keen to stand in my way, I’d say, well, let’s chat…” Chloe Swarbrick’s voice is croaking under the weight of...
The community is coming out in support of avid sailor Danny Round after a near-death accident in Fiji. More than $20,000 has been raised to go towards Danny’s extensive hospital and air-vac bills after he was thrown from his...
Aotearoa’s favourite glutton and white singlet wearing – native made itself known to citizen scientists in an annual kererū count last month. The Great Kererū Count 2020 recorded a 50 percent increase in sightings recorded compared to 2019. According...
Discussions are heating up around the $15 million redevelopment of Matiatia with designs soon to be released for public feedback. Key stakeholders, including the Waiheke Transport Forum, the local board and Ngāti Pāoa, are working with Auckland Transport on...
Summer staff shortages have hit the island hard over recent years and, again this year, businesses are concerned they won’t be able to attract and retain enough staff to cover the busy summer months. Covid-19 is exacerbating the situation,...
Meet Te Morehu – a little baby blue penguin with a big mountain to climb and an even bigger message to deliver. His name – given to him by sculptor Chris Bailey – literally means “the survivor” thanks to his...
Stop flushing wet wipes! This is the message to residents after two tonnes of disposable wipes sucked from island septic tanks were shipped to Auckland landfill for burial last week. Toilet paper is the only thing you should be putting...
Two not-for-profit groups, each vying to lease the recently renovated Old Surfdale Post Office, are now working together in the hopes of collaboration. A decision on the lease was delayed for a second time at the September board meeting...
Former Auckland Council CEO Doug McKay has apologised following comments he made during a meeting last week in which he said Waiheke was “full of lunatics and activists.” In a call to Gulf News the chairman of the Bank of...
After a marathon Auckland Council meeting, investigations are under way to see if three groups can purchase a property at 7 Waitai Road in Ostend with the hopes of creating a health hub and community housing.  The Auckland Council land...