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...
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...
Stony Batter tunnels remain closed to the public almost a year after the Department of Conservation closed them. The tunnels, which were built during World War II, were closed in April last year because of safety concerns, says Department of...
Volunteers have been shocked to discover that teenage boys have bashed about 50 roosters to death at Onetangi Sports Park. Hayley Wilson, who runs the Friends of the Onetangi Roosters group, says it has been “exceptionally disturbing” seeing the intentionally...
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!!!
A walk along the beach at Picnic Bay on the western side of Kennedy Point provides a pleasant vista and a sobering glimpse of the future. King tides and storm swells undercut the bank above the sand, exposing and then...

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...
Auckland Council will go ahead and build a footpath down Oue Street in Oneroa, even though it does not meet the Waiheke Local Board’s current priority for new footpaths on Waiheke. At the board’s meeting last Thursday, Auckland Transport spokesperson...
Waiheke residents now have a chance to say whether they want the island to have a council of its own. The Local Government Commission is holding public meetings on Wednesday 28 September at Waiheke Library from 11am to 4pm and...
The owner of a Cory Road property on which a mature pōhutukawa was felled in April has been ordered to plant three new trees.    “I am now in a position to confirm that, based on the information we have...