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...
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...
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...
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...

A sea wall to halt tidal erosion at Picnic Bay is a step closer, with an application for resource consent gaining support from Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki Tribal Trust. Ngāi Tai representative Jonathan Billington inspected the proposed site for...
He was the ‘go to’ man for 40 years on Waiheke, whether you had a drainage or roading issue with ‘council’ or the fire siren sounded. Ron Leonard, who died on 6 March aged 71, was council overseer in...
Twelve staff at Waiheke Library are among 1100 Auckland Library staff who could be lose their jobs. Auckland Council’s libraries cost $65 million a year and Waiheke Library has an annual budget of $329,000, employing the equivalent of 6.8 full-time...
A Waiheke resident has spoken out after being charged more than $2.50 per litre at a petrol station last month because of a typing error, leading to questions surrounding the fuel prices on the island. Dorothy Malan and her husband...
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...
“What’s good for Māori is good for everybody,” is the catch-cry adopted by Waiheke High School’s newly approved whānau form class. The board of trustees has given the green light to an all-ages vertical form class that will launch this...