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...
Auckland Council is finally taking steps to sort out problems with Auckland Transport’s work on Waiheke. After a presentation from Waiheke Local Board chairperson Paul Walden the council’s environment committee has advised the governing body of the need for Auckland...
Our apologies for an error in pagination this week - It's not often our printers get it wrong! Waiheke bird lover Sue Fitchett is encouraging people to offer water and food for native birds during long periods of dry weather. Placing...
The idea of erecting an “Island Closed” sign at Matiatia has gained more than a few social media clicks but Waiheke Local Board is seeking a more measured approach to coping with the tidal wave of tourists drawn to...
Secrecy surrounds a New Zealand Air Force helicopter that was spotted lowering a person onto land in Ostend last Thursday. Island photographer Roger Whitefield says the helicopter hovered over a hill above Erua Road and a person in a military...
Pink tutus, pink body suits, pink hair and pink shirts were “in” at Waiheke High School last Friday as the message “Speak up - Stand together - Stop bullying” was spread. Pink Shirt Day was part of a worldwide event....
“It’s a great feeling being the underdog and then taking home a score younger crews would be proud of,” 96-year-old dancer Kara Nelson (aka Kara Bang Bang) said after last weekend’s Auckland Regional Hip Hop Championships. The Waiheke Hip Op-eration...
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...
A new group plans to appeal the decision to allow a marina at Kennedy Point. Waiheke Local Board chairperson Paul Walden is spearheading plans to appeal an Auckland Council hearing panel’s decision to let Kennedy Point Boatharbour Limited construct a...
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...