When Warren Eade went out kayak fishing early Sunday morning he couldn’t have realised he was about to catch the best fish of his life.He and Warwick Grey set out from Picnic Bay at around 7am on 7 July...
Waiheke local board chairperson Cath Handley is urging ferry users to keep up the momentum calling for change to get the Minister of Transport to commit to waiving Fullers’ exemption from the public transport operating model. In an open...
Extinction Rebellion Waiheke (XRW) launched last week as part of an international movement calling for governments to acknowledge and take urgent action to limit climate change. The environmental advocacy group met outside Countdown on Saturday to raise awareness around...
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...
Costly price tags and option of piping water from Auckland revealed as island politicians investigate hooking up wastewater in the island’s business areas. Supercity ambitions for large scale reticulation here have come to the surface after officials presented board members...
A pod of around 20 dolphins delighted onlookers at Huruhi Bay for hours last Sunday.“There were paddle-boarders right in amongst it but then the pod separated,” says photographer Merrie Hewetson, who first spotted them around 8am.“A smaller pod of...
The Waiheke Local Board recently put $10,000 towards the provision of emergency and transitional housing on the island. The grant will be used by the Waiheke Hope Centre Trust to gain social services accreditation, which will enable applications for...
Proposed changes to dog rules are worrying some owners, and the Waiheke Local Board has requested discretion from council to determine local time and season rules.Time and season rules are used in public areas such as beaches and parks...
Island resident David Toomey panicked when he was caught in a strong rip at Palm Beach in December 2018. He’s now sharing his story in an online campaign launched by TSB and Surf Life Saving New Zealand to spread...
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...