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...
“What’s good for Māori is good for everybody,” is the catch-cry adopted by Waiheke High School’s newly approved whānau form class. The board of trustees has given the green light to an all-ages vertical form class that will launch this...
Many parents and teenagers have been worried after revelations that a man wanted for failing to appear in court to face sex offence charges, was arrested on Waiheke. Brad Bowers was arrested by Waiheke police on Wednesday last week, after...

Community groups and volunteers are the glue that holds this island together, plugging social, environmental, sporting and educational gaps. They exist often on a shoestring and generally answer needs with little fanfare. This week’s Gulf News recognises their endeavours. Many have...
He was the ‘go to’ man for 40 years on Waiheke, whether you had a drainage or roading issue with ‘council’ or the fire siren sounded. Ron Leonard, who died on 6 March aged 71, was council overseer in...
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....
Waiheke residents say they are frustrated over the time Auckland Transport is taking to deal with abandoned cars left at the side of roads and verges on the island. “I first rang the council a month ago and then...
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...
A new plan to reduce congestion and improve traffic operations around the Matiatia ferry terminal area over the busy summer period could be endorsed by the Waiheke Transport Forum at tonight’s meeting. The plan was supposed to be given...
The owner of a Cory Road property on which a mature pōhutukawa was felled in April has been ordered to plant three new trees.    “I am now in a position to confirm that, based on the information we have...