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...
A new group plans to appeal the decision to allow a marina at Kennedy Point. Waiheke Local Board chairperson Paul Walden is spearheading plans to appeal an Auckland Council hearing panel’s decision to let Kennedy Point Boatharbour Limited construct a...

Former Waiheke volunteer Brad Bowers has pleaded guilty to eight charges of exposing a young person to indecent material. The 28-year-old was convicted of the eight offences in Christchurch District Court on Tuesday. He has been remanded in custody for sentencing...
More than 278,800 people caught ferries to or from Waiheke in December but wharf tax figures continue to fall. Waiheke Local Board chairperson Paul Walden is pleased that Auckland Transport has made a step towards releasing information about passenger numbers...
Secrecy surrounds a New Zealand Air Force helicopter that was spotted lowering a person onto land in Ostend last Thursday. Island photographer Roger Whitefield says the helicopter hovered over a hill above Erua Road and a person in a military...
Since 2016, Onetangi and Oneroa have experienced significant property value growth compared to other Auckland suburbs according to data released by CoreLogic. Out of the top 50 suburbs experiencing property value growth since November 2016, Onetangi was second (only behind...

Last week’s intense storm caused a trail of disruption and destruction across the island – with widespread flooding, delays and damage caused by the wild sea conditions. A significant low pressure system had set in above the Tasman Sea to...
Keep Our Beaches is renewing its fight over plans for marine reserves on the northern coast of Waiheke. Group representative Deb Cox, from Sandy Bay, says that Waiheke Local Board’s plans for marine reserves “fly in the face” of the...
Auckland Council has called for public submissions on the proposed Kennedy Point marina, ticking off another box for project director Tony Mair. Those supporting or opposing the application have until Friday 16 December to lodge submissions with the council. Mr Mair’s...

Winds gusting up to 100 kilometres per hour provided weekend exhilaration for surfers but left dozens of people stranded overnight at both the Matiatia and downtown Auckland ferry terminals. Duncan Quinn, caretaker at the Red Cross building in Oneroa, was...