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...
Since 2016, Onetangi and Oneroa have experienced significant property value growth compared to other Auckland suburbs according to data released by CoreLogic. Out of the top 50 suburbs experiencing property value growth since November 2016, Onetangi was second (only behind...

There’s been an outpouring of grief after Blanca, a beloved white goose who lived at Matiatia, was found dead on Tuesday morning. Local Oneroa resident Norma Cross found Blanca during a walk at around 8am. “She was a real part of...
When it comes to physical exertion, youth is generally held to be an advantage. But a scan of this year’s Waiheke Wharf2Wharf category winners suggests grey (or in some cases very little) hair doesn’t always mean trailing in the...
Waiheke has been shortlisted for Government funding for an island-wide predator eradication programme, raising the prospect that the island could become a flagship for the nationwide Predator Free 2050 campaign. An application by the Waiheke Collective, made up of local...
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...
The idea of erecting an “Island Closed” sign at Matiatia has gained more than a few social media clicks but Waiheke Local Board is seeking a more measured approach to coping with the tidal wave of tourists drawn to...
Auckland Transport refuses to provide any information about where hundreds of thousands of dollars in wharf tax collected on Waiheke each year is spent. Gulf News sent questions to the Auckland Council transport organisation requesting information about wharf tax gathering...
Twelve staff at Waiheke Library are among 1100 Auckland Library staff who could be lose their jobs. Auckland Council’s libraries cost $65 million a year and Waiheke Library has an annual budget of $329,000, employing the equivalent of 6.8 full-time...
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...