It seems that Waiheke’s Whale Huggers picked the perfect name, with orcas joining the team on Monday when they successfully completed the 2018 Chopper Swim from Waiheke to Auckland in support of the rescue helicopter service. • Richard Jones Details...
Auckland Council has called for public submissions on the proposed Kennedy Point marina, ticking off another box for project director Tony Mair. Those supporting or opposing the application have until Friday 16 December to lodge submissions with the council. Mr Mair’s...
A woman is in a critical but stable condition after a motor scooter accident above Little Oneroa on Saturday. The woman, aged in her 30s, is believed to be a visitor who hired a scooter on the island with her...

A sea wall to halt tidal erosion at Picnic Bay is a step closer, with an application for resource consent gaining support from Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki Tribal Trust. Ngāi Tai representative Jonathan Billington inspected the proposed site for...
Deputy chair stands down -  Paul Walden is taking a leave of absence for two months from 24 August to 24 October from his position as deputy chair of the Waiheke Local Board. Auckland Council has filed five charges against Mr...
Dedicated coastguard volunteer Robb Henry has had his significant contributions to the wider community recognised, taking out the coveted Volunteer of the Year and Rescue Vessel Volunteer of the Year Awards at the Coastguard Northern Region 2016 Awards of...
Prior to the country going into lockdown at midnight on Wednesday 25 March, owner of internet provider FullTilt, Dan Ballard, went to Rakino to do a last-minute internet installation. “I usually go over there once or twice a month,” says...
Illegally moored boats in Putiki Bay have mostly cleared out – but half a dozen owners have dug in and left vessels in the bay despite council warnings and fines. Council compliance officers visited the bay again on Monday morning...

Winds gusting up to 100 kilometres per hour provided weekend exhilaration for surfers but left dozens of people stranded overnight at both the Matiatia and downtown Auckland ferry terminals. Duncan Quinn, caretaker at the Red Cross building in Oneroa, was...
Fullers360 is facing backlash from businesses and residents due to changes to their freight services. Late this month, a notice was sent to customers stating “from 15 October 2018, we’ll be operating Monday to Friday only, and moving to a...