Every month while you’re relaxing in bed enjoying your Sunday cuppa and reading the news, a group of volunteers are hard at it with shovels and barrows keenly restoring Newton Reserve from its origins –  as an old sheep...
Construction is expected to begin on a marina in Putiki Bay within six months after Kennedy Point Boatharbour Ltd’s proposal survived an Environment Court appeal. In a decision released last week, the court found the proposal was appropriate for the...
Long-time boat builder and trustee of the Waiheke Working Sail Charitable Trust Bernard Rhodes recently reconnected with an old friend, marine artist David Barker, who visited the island on his launch Feather. Bernard is working on a project to restore...
Things went according to plan last Sunday for protesters opposing Fullers’ double-decker buses on the island. Over 100 people gathered at Matiatia around 11am on a fine autumn day to hear short speeches from organisers Susi Newborn and Stephanie Honeychurch....
Friends of McKenzie Reserve has complained that tracks are almost disappearing in long grass now that Auckland Council has cut back its mowing services. Representatives of the community group made a plea at Waiheke Local Board’s last meeting for monthly...
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...
When it comes to physical exertion, youth is generally held to be an advantage. But a scan of this year’s Waiheke Wharf2Wharf category winners suggests grey (or in some cases very little) hair doesn’t always mean trailing in the...
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...
The new concept Waiheke Jazz and Art Festival was a resounding success, with good weather over Easter helping to attract crowds from around New Zealand and a few from overseas. • Graham Hooper Full story in this weeks Gulf News......
Auckland Transport refuses to provide any information about where hundreds of thousands of dollars in wharf tax collected on Waiheke each year is spent. Gulf News sent questions to the Auckland Council transport organisation requesting information about wharf tax gathering...