Enough is enough – that’s the message that protestors will send to Fullers at a rally on Saturday 10 December. Around Waiheke Tours operator Graeme Ransom is organizing the action at Matiatia ferry terminal from 10am after almost two months...
A water quality tax is on Auckland Council’s wish list for its 10-year budget, which, if approved, will see fresh investment in sorting out Waiheke’s leaky septic tanks. A targeted water rate likely to cost the average Auckland household around...
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...
A new group plans to appeal the decision to allow a marina at Kennedy Point. Waiheke Local Board chairperson Paul Walden is spearheading plans to appeal an Auckland Council hearing panel’s decision to let Kennedy Point Boatharbour Limited construct a...
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...
Auckland Council has called for public submissions on the proposed Kennedy Point marina, ticking off another box for project director Tony Mair. Those supporting or opposing the application have until Friday 16 December to lodge submissions with the council. Mr Mair’s...
Waiheke Community Pool Society is exploring the possibility of setting up a temporary “pop up pool” on the island. Pool society chairperson Delyth Morgan-Coghlan does not want to reveal too much about the plans because the society has not yet...
Looking out on the gulf, everything seems fine whatever the weather - blue water, studded with green islands, fringed with sandy beaches, seemingly teeming with marine life. It’s what brings hundreds of thousands of visitors to Waiheke and an estimated...
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...
Proposed changes to dog rules are worrying some owners, and the Waiheke Local Board has requested discretion from council to determine local time and season rules. Time and season rules are used in public areas such as beaches and parks...