Are you driving towards safer speeds? Auckland Transport’s most recent Safe Speed campaign “Love Our Local Community” is over. The Waiheke local board will meet with AT representatives on 31 August to discuss the impact of the campaign and plans...
A walk along the beach at Picnic Bay on the western side of Kennedy Point provides a pleasant vista and a sobering glimpse of the future. King tides and storm swells undercut the bank above the sand, exposing and then...
The American billionaire owner of a Waiheke property has applied for consent to build a luxury lodge at Kauaroa Bay and intends to demolish or remove the existing homestead. In July 2018 Waiaua Bay Farm Limited received clearance from the...
  Initial work for the Matiatia keyhole trial is complete, but the stop-start saga has hit another speed bump with Auckland Transport confirming the project is delayed – this time over parking spaces. In November, Waiheke Local Board agreed to give...
Linda Grace says having a double decker bus reverse into her taxi - and keep reversing - was like being in a “horror movie”. The accident on 24 December is one of three involving the three double-decker buses Fullers...
Water companies are teaming up in an effort to deal with the island’s current water shortage - and are keen to promote a “positive message” and avoid the panic buying they say they’ve seen in the last few weeks. Jamie...

Community groups and volunteers are the glue that holds this island together, plugging social, environmental, sporting and educational gaps. They exist often on a shoestring and generally answer needs with little fanfare. This week’s Gulf News recognises their endeavours. Many have...
The lack of a “level playing field” is partly to blame for Explore stopping its Waiheke ferry service on 8 May, says Explore group managing director William Goodfellow. The facilities allocated by Auckland Transport for the ferry service that started...
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...
Twelve staff at Waiheke Library are among 1100 Auckland Library staff who could be lose their jobs. Auckland Council’s libraries cost $65 million a year and Waiheke Library has an annual budget of $329,000, employing the equivalent of 6.8 full-time...