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...
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...
A double-decker bus which slipped off the edge of Carsons Road on Saturday could not have come closer to disaster. About a dozen people were on board the Fullers Hop On Hop Off service when the driver pulled the bus...
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...
Survey finds we have little say on island’s biggest problems A survey to benchmark plans to test a more inclusive style of governance for Waiheke has residents slamming both Auckland Council and Auckland Transport on their current levels of communication...
A protection stopping subdivision and development on Waiheke was removed last week, opening the way for urban sprawl on the island. Waitemata and Gulf councillor Mike Lee, Waiheke Local Board chairperson Paul Walden and board member John Meeuwsen are outraged...
Project Little Oneroa is encouraging residents to grab the chance for Auckland Council help with septic tank upgrades. The council has sent letters to Little Oneroa catchment residents about the Retrofit Your Septic Scheme, which provides loans of between $2000...
A Court of Appeal hearing over a land protection designation on Man O’ War Station could have national significance. Waiheke Local Board granted $3000 to the Environmental Defence Society to cover the costs for lawyer Rob Enright who is working...
Rick Owen, Grant Crawford, Sally Lumsden, Vaughan Lowe, Myra Pilling and Christene Penny are this year’s recipients of Outstanding Community Service Awards from the local board. The local volunteers were recognised and thanked for their outstanding contribution to the community,...
A recreational fishing park in the Hauraki Gulf would not provide adequate protection for marine life, the Hauraki Gulf Forum states. In its submission on the government’s plan to create a fishing park in the gulf as part of a...