Following a series of power outages this month, electricity company Vector has ramped up efforts to boost the strength of its network on Waiheke, with further plans to meet business owners to address their concerns. Container-sized stand-by generators have been...
Fire and Emergency services were called to an electrical fire on Friday 22 May at 7pm. A power cable was down on Bay Road, and Firefighter Rob Smith says it’s unclear what happened to cause the resulting electrical blaze...
With its Kai Conscious Cafe unable to operate during Covid-19 level four, the Kai Conscious team changed how it operates to provide food to people in need.  While usually collecting food on the verge of expiring from shops and cafes...
While many of us won’t be taking the ferry to the city for a month or maybe more, some essential service workers are still commuting daily. Registered nurse Philippa Todd has been working intense 70-hour weeks at Healthline on...
Prior to the country going into lockdown at midnight on Wednesday 25 March, owner of internet provider FullTilt, Dan Ballard, went to Rakino to do a last-minute internet installation. “I usually go over there once or twice a month,” says...
A successful season at the Te Huruhi Community Pool has been capped off by the addition of new umbrellas, backstroke poles and flags. A pace clock is also due to be installed next week. Pool manager Tanya Russell says the...
As the start of March and autumn heralds the return of dogs to our daytime beaches, animal control is looking back at another busy summer of dealing with some of Waiheke’s less well behaved critters and their owners. Summer, says...
The American billionaire owner of a Waiheke property has applied for consent to build a luxury lodge at Kauaroa Bay and intends to demolish or remove the existing homestead. In July 2018 Waiaua Bay Farm Limited received clearance from the...
Wild winter weather and the collapse of sub-contractor Stanley Construction, have caused delays to the rebuild of the Te Huruhi Primary School. As the site dries out, the pressure is on to complete the buildings for the new school...
A digger arrived on Tuesday to begin work on a much-anticipated Housing Trust build in Onetangi.  “Obviously this gives us renewed enthusiasm for this key project, having been frustrated and greatly delayed by a tortuous consent process,” says Waiheke Community...