A Waiheke Water Plan could be on the cards in 2018 with Auckland Council and the Waiheke Local Board actively looking at managing the island’s ongoing water problems for the rest of the summer and beyond. In the last few...
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...
Does Waiheke need an outdoor or an indoor pool? Views on the topic are divided, with some supporting Waiheke Pool Society’s view that an indoor pool is necessary to meet community needs and others saying a more affordable outdoor...
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...
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...
Barnardos are looking for new foster carers on Waiheke, with an increased need forcing children to be placed off-island, social workers say. An information session will be held in early December at the Waiheke Community Library. Barnardos social worker Terry...
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...
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...
The Waiheke Local Board won’t have as much input on the direction of Rangihoua Reserve and Onetangi Sports Park after reversing a previous decision and accepting recommendations from officials to replace Bob Upchurch and Paul Walden on the hearings...
Meth contaminated materials are being removed from a caretaker’s cottage at Waiheke High School. Tests by a professional company last month showed meth contamination that indicates “someone at some point used something in there”, says school board of trustees chairperson...