Deputy chair stands down -  Paul Walden is taking a leave of absence for two months from 24 August to 24 October from his position as deputy chair of the Waiheke Local Board. Auckland Council has filed five charges against Mr...
A Waiheke resident has spoken out after being charged more than $2.50 per litre at a petrol station last month because of a typing error, leading to questions surrounding the fuel prices on the island. Dorothy Malan and her husband...
A digger arrived on Tuesday to begin work on a much-anticipated Housing Trust build in Onetangi.  “Obviously this gives us renewed enthusiasm for this key project, having been frustrated and greatly delayed by a tortuous consent process,” says Waiheke Community...
A pod of around 20 dolphins delighted onlookers at Huruhi Bay for hours last Sunday. “There were paddle-boarders right in amongst it but then the pod separated,” says photographer Merrie Hewetson, who first spotted them around 8am. “A smaller pod of...

Waiheke will be one of the first places to benefit from Government moves to end single crewing of ambulance services, with St John doubling the number of full-time staff on the island. The charity has begun recruiting for four new...
Keep Our Beaches is renewing its fight over plans for marine reserves on the northern coast of Waiheke. Group representative Deb Cox, from Sandy Bay, says that Waiheke Local Board’s plans for marine reserves “fly in the face” of the...
Auckland Council is finally taking steps to sort out problems with Auckland Transport’s work on Waiheke. After a presentation from Waiheke Local Board chairperson Paul Walden the council’s environment committee has advised the governing body of the need for Auckland...
Drinking water will soon flow in five island parks, after Waiheke Local Board decided to spend $30,000 on the project. The board has set aside $30,000 to provide water fountains and taps at Palm Beach playground, Surfdale Reserve, the Old...
Marina applicant Kennedy Point Boatharbour Ltd has lodged amended plans for a marina significantly smaller than that originally sought, with floating “attenuators” replacing rock breakwaters. The proposed marina, carpark and associated facilities would cover a total 7.38ha of waterspace, down...
A three and a half metre wide coastal outfall at Blackpool Beach, roadside swales and 330m of new stormwater pipeline under Moa Avenue is Healthy Waters’ proposed fix for flooding in Blackpool. The Auckland Council department deals with stormwater infrastructure...