WINZ appears to have paid $1600 a week for a homeless single mother and her child to stay in a Waiheke motel. The woman, who did not want to be named, says Work and Income New Zealand (WINZ) has paid...

News doesn’t come ‘off’ your phone Tom Frewen, long-time media commentator and a former Gulf News editor, comments on  the changing face of the world’s media. “Man we forgot died alone” — headline on Stuff website last Thursday. No idea what...
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...
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....
Costly price tags and option of piping water from Auckland revealed as island politicians investigate hooking up wastewater in the island’s business areas.  Supercity ambitions for large scale reticulation here have come to the surface after officials presented board members...
  Initial work for the Matiatia keyhole trial is complete, but the stop-start saga has hit another speed bump with Auckland Transport confirming the project is delayed – this time over parking spaces. In November, Waiheke Local Board agreed to give...
Pink Shirt Day tomorrow, 26 May, raises awareness about bullying, a problem that is prevalent on Waiheke. Rose Davis talks to Wendy Richards about her Bully Free Waiheke project and learns more from Piritahi Hau Ora social worker Wendy...
Waiheke resident Marta Fisch is urging Auckland Council to review its decision to allow 2Degrees mobile to install a 10 metre-high cell phone tower just metres from her bedroom window – without ever asking her. Marta already puts up...

An inferior method of heavy vehicle brake testing on Waiheke was employed for 18 months from March 2017. Vehicle Testing New Zealand (VTNZ) runs an offsite location on the island where it operates three to four days a fortnight to...

A bylaw to ban jet skis from some island beaches is being investigated by Waiheke Local Board. At the board’s meeting last Thursday, island resident Sally Lumsden raised concerns about a new jet ski business operating on Waiheke. In December, Auckland...