Barnardos are looking for new foster carers on Waiheke, with an increased need forcing children to be placed off-island, social workers say. An information session will be held in early December at the Waiheke Community Library. Barnardos social worker Terry...
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...
Can homelessness exist in paradise? Waiheke may be listed as a top tourist destination but it is also an island where rents are soaring and more people are struggling to find a place to call home. Gulf News reporter Rose...

Last week’s intense storm caused a trail of disruption and destruction across the island – with widespread flooding, delays and damage caused by the wild sea conditions. A significant low pressure system had set in above the Tasman Sea to...
PENGUIN TIPS If you find a struggling little penguin, Karen Saunders of Native Bird Rescue advises: “Please call 020 473 9464 for advice so we can confirm the little penguin needs help. “If it does then it is important to keep...
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...
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 new Kennedy Point service, more direct routes to and from Matiatia and higher frequencies are features of a planned new public bus network on Waiheke. Consultation will begin next week on the biggest overhaul of bus routes on the...
Many parents and teenagers have been worried after revelations that a man wanted for failing to appear in court to face sex offence charges, was arrested on Waiheke. Brad Bowers was arrested by Waiheke police on Wednesday last week, after...
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...