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...

Former Waiheke volunteer Brad Bowers has pleaded guilty to eight charges of exposing a young person to indecent material. The 28-year-old was convicted of the eight offences in Christchurch District Court on Tuesday. He has been remanded in custody for sentencing...
Linda Grace says having a double decker bus reverse into her taxi - and keep reversing - was like being in a “horror movie”. The accident on 24 December is one of three involving the three double-decker buses Fullers...
An Onetangi couple with a baby suffered a “scary” night as debris slipped down a hill and bombarded their caravan during last week’s storm. A window was smashed in the caravan on Hobson Terrace that Jessica Mead and Anthony Stead...
Paul Walden, a Waiheke Local Board member and for five years its chairman, was at the board offices earlier this month when police and half a dozen Auckland Council officials arrived to serve a search warrant on his wife...

Winds gusting up to 100 kilometres per hour provided weekend exhilaration for surfers but left dozens of people stranded overnight at both the Matiatia and downtown Auckland ferry terminals. Duncan Quinn, caretaker at the Red Cross building in Oneroa, was...
Activist, social worker, tutor and teacher, Waiheke Primary School’s librarian Cathy Carroll retired at the end of the school year after over 40 years of service to education. Marked by a farewell assembly on Friday 15 December, staff and students...
A new Kennedy Point service, more direct routes to and from Matiatia and higher frequencies are features of a planned new public bus network on Waiheke. Consultation will begin next week on the biggest overhaul of bus routes on the...
Picnic Bay residents are finally getting a seawall to protect their waterside properties from tidal erosion – ending a 10-year struggle funded largely from their own pockets. The first of two barges bringing a total of 900 tonnes of rock...
Water companies are teaming up in an effort to deal with the island’s current water shortage - and are keen to promote a “positive message” and avoid the panic buying they say they’ve seen in the last few weeks. Jamie...