An Auckland Transport officer found herself walking the steep streets of Surfdale on a dark and stormy night after a group of residents set out to save their long-standing bus route from planned changes. “We asked her to come and...
The owner of the Shavari is still to be found after the small yacht washed up on Oneroa Beach sometime on Christmas Eve. It was hauled out with equipment from the Waiheke Boat Club and has been sitting on...
Waiheke and the Hauraki Gulf have been declared New Zealand’s first TPPA free zone. Waiheke Local Board members voted unanimously last Thursday night for the island to adopt a stance of resistance against the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement until the...
The Waiheke Local Board won’t have as much input on the direction of Rangihoua Reserve and Onetangi Sports Park after reversing a previous decision and accepting recommendations from officials to replace Bob Upchurch and Paul Walden on the hearings...
Does Waiheke need an outdoor or an indoor pool? Views on the topic are divided, with some supporting Waiheke Pool Society’s view that an indoor pool is necessary to meet community needs and others saying a more affordable outdoor...
Just over $40 million will be spent improving buildings at Waiheke High School and Te Huruhi Primary. Education Minister Hekia Parata visited Waiheke yesterday and announced that $23 million will be spent rebuilding Te Huruhi Primary and $17 million will...
Parents want their kids to walk or cycle to school, but a lack of footpaths, cycleways and crossings on the island is a major deterrent, according to a recent road-safety survey. Parents of children attending Te Huruhi School, Waiheke Primary...
Piritahi Marae is getting ready for its “biggest day yet”, the opening of the wharenui adorned with carvings. A pre-dawn ceremony will be held on 5 June celebrating the fortieth anniversary of the marae and the opening of the...
A 38-hectare Thompsons Point property could be subdivided into 25 sections, raising alarms for Palm Beach residents. Local leadership coach Rosie Walford spotted advertisements from real estate agencies advertising the lifestyle block at 306 Sea View Road for sale for...
Waiheke commuters pay $1 a day in wharf tax, but get little benefit from the tax, says Waiheke Local Board chairperson Paul Walden. He is pleased that Auckland Transport is inching towards transparency, by finally revealing that each ferry passenger...