Piritahi Marae is getting ready for its “biggest day yet”, the opening of the wharenui adorned with carvings. A pre-dawn ceremony will be held on 5 June celebrating the fortieth anniversary of the marae and the opening of the...
Parents want their kids to walk or cycle to school, but a lack of footpaths, cycleways and crossings on the island is a major deterrent, according to a recent road-safety survey. Parents of children attending Te Huruhi School, Waiheke Primary...
Waiheke’s long-proposed community pool is on the horizon, with the local board announcing it will further investigate the option of building the pool between Te Huruhi Primary and Waiheke High School, which are both to undergo redevelopment. A ‘formal feasibility...
The remains of this intriguing old bottle were found by an elderly Surfdale woman walking at Dead Dog Bay the other day. Of black or very dark green glass, clearly very old and much thicker than present day bottles, she...

On 30 May 2018 the Environment Court upheld the resource consent for the construction of a marina in Kennedy Point Bay previously granted to Kennedy Point Boatharbour Limited (KPBL).  The court was far from persuaded by the arguments of the...
For ratepayers appeased by Mayor Phil Goff’s commitment to a 2.5 percent rate increase for the next two financial years – and 3.5 percent to follow if he is re-elected in 2019 – it might pay to look very...
Tensions were high at a meeting last week to discuss 12 new marine reserves proposed by Waiheke Local Board.  While marine biologist Roger Grace says the seas around Waiheke are shockingly degraded and urgent action is needed to protect...
The island’s SPCA, along with other local SPCA operations nationwide, faces a difficult decision of either agreeing to a major restructuring in the coming months or leaving the umbrella of the national organisation. Currently Waiheke SPCA operates as an incorporated...
Are you driving towards safer speeds? Auckland Transport’s most recent Safe Speed campaign “Love Our Local Community” is over. The Waiheke local board will meet with AT representatives on 31 August to discuss the impact of the campaign and plans...
Waiheke residents say they are frustrated over the time Auckland Transport is taking to deal with abandoned cars left at the side of roads and verges on the island. “I first rang the council a month ago and then...