Surfdale Hall looks likely to become the new venue for a Steiner primary school on the island. Waiheke Local Board decided at its meeting last Thursday to approve in principle the long-term rental of a room at Surfdale Hall for...
Work to extend dual footpath-cycle lanes either side of Ostend faces a delay after Waiheke Local Board told Auckland Transport to think again over its six-figure costings. Auckland Transport had given rough estimates of $530,000 to provide a 2.5 metre-wide...
Litter and marine debris are apparent in waters around the island, particularly over the summer with the influx of recreational boats and visitors.   To try to mitigate the issue, Auckland Council is providing a floating waste barge to encourage...
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...
Casita Miro has been awarded the People’s Choice Award for Best Destination Restaurant in Metro magazine’s Peugeot Restaurant of the Year 2018 awards. The Onetangi vineyard venue, co-owned by Cat Vosper and husband Barnett Bond, was nominated as one of...
Our apologies for an error in pagination this week - It's not often our printers get it wrong! Waiheke bird lover Sue Fitchett is encouraging people to offer water and food for native birds during long periods of dry weather. Placing...
A Court of Appeal hearing over a land protection designation on Man O’ War Station could have national significance. Waiheke Local Board granted $3000 to the Environmental Defence Society to cover the costs for lawyer Rob Enright who is working...
The trustees of both Waiheke High School and neighbouring Te Huruhi Primary – the site of the island’s original and now unusable junior school pool – are now considering a site to develop heated swimming pools between the two...
The ‘rural-urban boundary’ planning tool has been preserved on Waiheke after an out-of-court settlement. An agreement between the island-based Straits Protection Society and Auckland Council reverses a decision the council made last August, after the Unitary Plan hearings process. The agreement...
Waiheke commuters pay $1 a day in wharf tax, but get little benefit from the tax, says Waiheke Local Board chairperson Paul Walden. He is pleased that Auckland Transport is inching towards transparency, by finally revealing that each ferry passenger...