Auckland Transport will in early December introduce a number of changes to parking at Matiatia that will hit commuters in the pocket.  The free roadside 24 hours parking on Ocean View Road will be replaced with paid parking restricted to...
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...
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...
Auckland Transport refuses to provide any information about where hundreds of thousands of dollars in wharf tax collected on Waiheke each year is spent. Gulf News sent questions to the Auckland Council transport organisation requesting information about wharf tax gathering...
Paul Walden, a Waiheke Local Board member and for five years its chairman, was at the board offices earlier this month when police and half a dozen Auckland Council officials arrived to serve a search warrant on his wife...
Marine reserves have become a hot topic as the government develops new legislation on marine protection. Several Waiheke groups made submissions calling for better marine protection in the proposed Marine Protected Areas Act, but Environment Minister Nick Smith has...
When Warren Eade went out kayak fishing early Sunday morning he couldn’t have realised he was about to catch the best fish of his life. He and Warwick Grey set out from Picnic Bay at around 7am on 7 July...
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...
Fullers says it is listening to local concerns about double-decker buses and will reduce their use on the island over winter. However, the big buses will still be plying narrow roads on weekends and decisions on their long-term future have...
Costly price tags and option of piping water from Auckland revealed as island politicians investigate hooking up wastewater in the island’s business areas.  Supercity ambitions for large scale reticulation here have come to the surface after officials presented board members...