The Waiheke Local Board has approved $15,000 for the development of a Lightscape Management Plan with the overall goal of Waiheke being named a Dark Sky Park. In 2017, Aotea Great Barrier was the first island in the world to...
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...
Waiheke Community Pool Society is exploring the possibility of setting up a temporary “pop up pool” on the island. Pool society chairperson Delyth Morgan-Coghlan does not want to reveal too much about the plans because the society has not yet...
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...
A love of technology, nature and youth at risk is coming together for Eric Rangi Hillman as he develops computer games. A flurry of interest currently surrounds the Waiheke digital gaming and app development company, Her0tech, which island residents Eric...
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...
A protection stopping subdivision and development on Waiheke was removed last week, opening the way for urban sprawl on the island. Waitemata and Gulf councillor Mike Lee, Waiheke Local Board chairperson Paul Walden and board member John Meeuwsen are outraged...
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...
PENGUIN TIPS If you find a struggling little penguin, Karen Saunders of Native Bird Rescue advises: “Please call 020 473 9464 for advice so we can confirm the little penguin needs help. “If it does then it is important to keep...
Fuel prices are set to rise even further than the planned council and Government fuel tax hikes on Waiheke, leaving the local board and energy providers worried. Sealink is expected to introduce safety-related freight surcharges this month – ahead of...