An inferior method of heavy vehicle brake testing on Waiheke was employed for 18 months from March 2017. Vehicle Testing New Zealand (VTNZ) runs an offsite location on the island where it operates three to four days a fortnight to...
Concern around the availability of affordable housing on the island is rife and at the most recent local board meeting Claude Lewenz, one of the principals of Shelter.NZ, said a change in policy is necessary to enable efficient, fast...
Do you know the size of your carbon footprint? A passionate new citizen-driven group is aiming to make Waiheke the first carbon-neutral populated island in the country. Started by Lindsay and Lynda Jeffs in February, Carbon Neutral Waiheke provides individuals, communities...
The words “iniquitous”, “deeply flawed”, “a rushed process” and “a retrospective tax” were heard repeatedly at last week’s public meeting about Auckland Council’s rating regime for short-term accommodation providers.  The meeting, convened by the Waiheke Accommodation Providers group (WAPS), drew...

Waiheke’s ferry operator is increasing fares by an average of $1 for each leg of the return journey to Auckland. It is also replacing a number of products. Commuter price changes will take effect from 1 November, while modifications...
The Waiheke Local Board won’t have as much input on the direction of Rangihoua Reserve and Onetangi Sports Park after reversing a previous decision and accepting recommendations from officials to replace Bob Upchurch and Paul Walden on the hearings...
Fullers360 is facing backlash from businesses and residents due to changes to their freight services. Late this month, a notice was sent to customers stating “from 15 October 2018, we’ll be operating Monday to Friday only, and moving to a...
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...
Ambitious plans for Stony Batter -  Fort Stony Batter is likely to get a massive upgrade and an injection of new life if a lease concession application is accepted. The 20-year lease application by Fort Stony Batter Heritage Park Limited (FSBHPL) to...

On 30 May 2018 the Environment Court upheld the resource consent for the construction of a marina in Kennedy Point Bay previously granted to Kennedy Point Boatharbour Limited (KPBL).  The court was far from persuaded by the arguments of the...