Picnic Bay residents are finally getting a seawall to protect their waterside properties from tidal erosion – ending a 10-year struggle funded largely from their own pockets. The first of two barges bringing a total of 900 tonnes of rock...

News doesn’t come ‘off’ your phone Tom Frewen, long-time media commentator and a former Gulf News editor, comments on  the changing face of the world’s media. “Man we forgot died alone” — headline on Stuff website last Thursday. No idea what...
Some supporters of the incorporated society SKP that appealed to the Environment Court to prevent a marina being built at Kennedy Point may end up having to pay court costs out of their own pockets if the developer has...
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!!!
With both schools willing to consider the option, a heated, 25 metre, six-lane lap pool for the island could be built between Waiheke’s high school and the adjacent Te Huruhi Primary for only a little over $1 million and...
Hopes for challenging the removal of a protection on Waiheke’s rural land have taken a blow. Auckland Unitary Plan independent hearings panel chairperson Judge David Kirkpatrick says the panel did recommend the removal of the Rural Urban Boundary on Waiheke. Waitemata...

Looking for a New Year's resolution? The St John Ambulance service is actively searching for brave new volunteers on Waiheke. The charity is recruiting for volunteer ambulance officers who work alongside permanent staff to respond to emergencies on the island...
Friends of McKenzie Reserve has complained that tracks are almost disappearing in long grass now that Auckland Council has cut back its mowing services. Representatives of the community group made a plea at Waiheke Local Board’s last meeting for monthly...
Survey finds we have little say on island’s biggest problems A survey to benchmark plans to test a more inclusive style of governance for Waiheke has residents slamming both Auckland Council and Auckland Transport on their current levels of communication...
The island’s SPCA, along with other local SPCA operations nationwide, faces a difficult decision of either agreeing to a major restructuring in the coming months or leaving the umbrella of the national organisation. Currently Waiheke SPCA operates as an incorporated...