Hear that buzzing sound? A series of drone incidents have caught the eye of Waiheke Police and are prompting an island-wide discussion about sensible - and responsible - usage of a very 21st century technology. • Richard Jones Full story...

A sea wall to halt tidal erosion at Picnic Bay is a step closer, with an application for resource consent gaining support from Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki Tribal Trust. Ngāi Tai representative Jonathan Billington inspected the proposed site for...
“It’s a great feeling being the underdog and then taking home a score younger crews would be proud of,” 96-year-old dancer Kara Nelson (aka Kara Bang Bang) said after last weekend’s Auckland Regional Hip Hop Championships. The Waiheke Hip Op-eration...
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...
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...
Illegally moored boats in Putiki Bay have mostly cleared out – but half a dozen owners have dug in and left vessels in the bay despite council warnings and fines. Council compliance officers visited the bay again on Monday morning...
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...
Volunteers have been shocked to discover that teenage boys have bashed about 50 roosters to death at Onetangi Sports Park. Hayley Wilson, who runs the Friends of the Onetangi Roosters group, says it has been “exceptionally disturbing” seeing the intentionally...
We don’t build houses for single people but the 800-year-old example of the Oxford Hall of Residence might be the solution to our problem says Claude Lewenz of the Me Aroha Waiheke Foundation. The other day, I was told 40...
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...