The St John ambulance team on Waiheke is one of the busiest in the Auckland region, and over the summer months the crew face many unique challenges, as Sophie Boladeras discovers.Traversing Waiheke’s rugged terrain to attend one of the...
People of all ages, nationalities and skin colours had gathered under the sun outside Piritahi Marae on the morning of Wednesday 6 February, waiting to be officially welcomed onto the grounds to take part in the solemn celebrations of...
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...
Most people know the island is possum-free, but not so many are aware that it wasn’t always so. As a primary school pupil living at the bottom end of the island in the early 1950s, Sue Pawley says she...
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 inferior method of heavy vehicle brake testing on Waiheke was employed for 18 months from March 2017.Vehicle Testing New Zealand (VTNZ) runs an offsite location on the island where it operates three to four days a fortnight to...
Concern around the availability of affordable housing on the island is rife and at the most recent local board meeting Claude Lewenz, one of the principals of Shelter.NZ, said a change in policy is necessary to enable efficient, fast...
Do you know the size of your carbon footprint?A passionate new citizen-driven group is aiming to make Waiheke the first carbon-neutral populated island in the country.Started by Lindsay and Lynda Jeffs in February, Carbon Neutral Waiheke provides individuals, communities...
The words “iniquitous”, “deeply flawed”, “a rushed process” and “a retrospective tax” were heard repeatedly at last week’s public meeting about Auckland Council’s rating regime for short-term accommodation providers. The meeting, convened by the Waiheke Accommodation Providers group (WAPS), drew...
Waiheke’s ferry operator is increasing fares by an average of $1 for each leg of the return journey to Auckland. It is also replacing a number of products. Commuter price changes will take effect from 1 November, while modifications...