The idea of erecting an “Island Closed” sign at Matiatia has gained more than a few social media clicks but Waiheke Local Board is seeking a more measured approach to coping with the tidal wave of tourists drawn to...
Linda Grace says having a double decker bus reverse into her taxi - and keep reversing - was like being in a “horror movie”. The accident on 24 December is one of three involving the three double-decker buses Fullers...
More than 278,800 people caught ferries to or from Waiheke in December but wharf tax figures continue to fall. Waiheke Local Board chairperson Paul Walden is pleased that Auckland Transport has made a step towards releasing information about passenger numbers...
The Environment Court has refused consent for a marina in Matiatia and reserved its decision on the question of costs. Local opposition under the banner of Direction Matiatia had raised $430,000 to fight the proposal, which Principal Environment Judge L...
Are you driving towards safer speeds? Auckland Transport’s most recent Safe Speed campaign “Love Our Local Community” is over. The Waiheke local board will meet with AT representatives on 31 August to discuss the impact of the campaign and plans...
A new plan to reduce congestion and improve traffic operations around the Matiatia ferry terminal area over the busy summer period could be endorsed by the Waiheke Transport Forum at tonight’s meeting. The plan was supposed to be given...
Long-time boat builder and trustee of the Waiheke Working Sail Charitable Trust Bernard Rhodes recently reconnected with an old friend, marine artist David Barker, who visited the island on his launch Feather. Bernard is working on a project to restore...
He was the ‘go to’ man for 40 years on Waiheke, whether you had a drainage or roading issue with ‘council’ or the fire siren sounded. Ron Leonard, who died on 6 March aged 71, was council overseer in...
Dedicated coastguard volunteer Robb Henry has had his significant contributions to the wider community recognised, taking out the coveted Volunteer of the Year and Rescue Vessel Volunteer of the Year Awards at the Coastguard Northern Region 2016 Awards of...
Things went according to plan last Sunday for protesters opposing Fullers’ double-decker buses on the island. Over 100 people gathered at Matiatia around 11am on a fine autumn day to hear short speeches from organisers Susi Newborn and Stephanie Honeychurch....