Three island schools – Waiheke Primary School, Te Huruhi School, and Waiheke High School – are taking a cross-school approach to reaching certain targets and ensuring a smoother transition between schooling levels. • Safia Archer Full story in Gulf News.... out...
Waiheke residents say they are frustrated over the time Auckland Transport is taking to deal with abandoned cars left at the side of roads and verges on the island. “I first rang the council a month ago and then...
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...

“When you’ve been living rough for a while, you know you stink. You feel bad, and you don’t want to get too close to people.” This was just one issue Colleen Edlin had to deal with during her years moving...
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...
An extraordinary mansion at Church Bay has been contracted for sale for more than $20 million – making it likely to be the island’s biggest ever sale.• Richard Jones Full story in this weeks Gulf News... Out Now!!!
Excessive amounts of fat are threatening the performance of the Owhanake sewage treatment plant - and the problem is being traced back to Oneroa cafés and restaurants. Watercare’s wastewater regional manager, Jonathan Piggot says: “We’re removing approximately one cubic metre...
The Environment Court has refused consent for a marina in Matiatia and reserved its decision on the question of costs. Local opposition under the banner of Direction Matiatia had raised $430,000 to fight the proposal, which Principal Environment Judge L...
The government’s plans for a recreational fishing park in the Hauraki Gulf are “reckless”, says Friends of the Hauraki Gulf. “The crisis facing the gulf was caused by over-fishing. The solution does not lie in allowing more fishing,” the Waiheke...
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...