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...
Auckland Council has admitted reducing its charges for Waiheke Marinas Limited by $76,601, cutting almost 25% off the original bill. In December, Direction Matiatia spokesperson Merran Lawler claimed that the council had done a secret deal with the company, waiving...

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...
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...
Excessive amounts of fat are threatening the performance of the Owhanake sewage treatment plant - and the problem is being traced back to Oneroa cafés and restaurants. Watercare’s wastewater regional manager, Jonathan Piggot says: “We’re removing approximately one cubic metre...
Fuel prices are set to rise even further than the planned council and Government fuel tax hikes on Waiheke, leaving the local board and energy providers worried. Sealink is expected to introduce safety-related freight surcharges this month – ahead of...
Parents want their kids to walk or cycle to school, but a lack of footpaths, cycleways and crossings on the island is a major deterrent, according to a recent road-safety survey. Parents of children attending Te Huruhi School, Waiheke Primary...

The St John ambulance team on Waiheke is one of the busiest in the Auckland region, and over the summer months the crew face many unique challenges, as Sophie Boladeras discovers. Traversing Waiheke’s rugged terrain to attend one of the...
The trolleys were lined up well before the 9am start of scrutineering at the old Blackpool school on Saturday. With the Great Gulf News Trolley Derby just over a week away, trolley owners were required to have their creations thoroughly...
The pool at Te Huruhi Primary School has been closed all summer and the opening date remains uncertain. School board of trustees chairperson Kevin Glover says repairs that were meant to take place during the summer holidays have been delayed,...