On 30 May 2018 the Environment Court upheld the resource consent for the construction of a marina in Kennedy Point Bay previously granted to Kennedy Point Boatharbour Limited (KPBL).  The court was far from persuaded by the arguments of the...

Ocean-loving volunteers and staff at Waiheke Dive and Snorkel undertook another seabed clean up last weekend, pulling out all manner of items from beneath the waves at Enclosure and Sandy Bays. • Richard Jones Full story in this weeks Gulf...
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...
A new Kennedy Point service, more direct routes to and from Matiatia and higher frequencies are features of a planned new public bus network on Waiheke. Consultation will begin next week on the biggest overhaul of bus routes on the...
When it comes to physical exertion, youth is generally held to be an advantage. But a scan of this year’s Waiheke Wharf2Wharf category winners suggests grey (or in some cases very little) hair doesn’t always mean trailing in the...
Auckland Council has admitted reducing its charges for Waiheke Marinas Limited by $76,601, cutting almost 25% off the original bill. In December, Direction Matiatia spokesperson Merran Lawler claimed that the council had done a secret deal with the company, waiving...
Waiheke resident Marta Fisch is urging Auckland Council to review its decision to allow 2Degrees mobile to install a 10 metre-high cell phone tower just metres from her bedroom window – without ever asking her. Marta already puts up...
Project Little Oneroa is encouraging residents to grab the chance for Auckland Council help with septic tank upgrades. The council has sent letters to Little Oneroa catchment residents about the Retrofit Your Septic Scheme, which provides loans of between $2000...
Fullers has brought back half hourly ferry sailings for summer and started a new service from Waiheke at 8pm. Many small changes have been made to the ferry timetable, which was introduced on Monday. Problems with buses missing ferry departures last...
A double-decker bus which slipped off the edge of Carsons Road on Saturday could not have come closer to disaster. About a dozen people were on board the Fullers Hop On Hop Off service when the driver pulled the bus...