The remains of this intriguing old bottle were found by an elderly Surfdale woman walking at Dead Dog Bay the other day. Of black or very dark green glass, clearly very old and much thicker than present day bottles, she...
Fullers is investigating using three double decker buses for tours on Waiheke, raising concerns for island residents. Christine Gisby says double deckers would be unsafe on Waiheke’s narrow, winding roads and their weight could damage the island’s roads. She is concerned...
A Waiheke resident has spoken out after being charged more than $2.50 per litre at a petrol station last month because of a typing error, leading to questions surrounding the fuel prices on the island. Dorothy Malan and her husband...

Winds gusting up to 100 kilometres per hour provided weekend exhilaration for surfers but left dozens of people stranded overnight at both the Matiatia and downtown Auckland ferry terminals. Duncan Quinn, caretaker at the Red Cross building in Oneroa, was...
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...
Pink tutus, pink body suits, pink hair and pink shirts were “in” at Waiheke High School last Friday as the message “Speak up - Stand together - Stop bullying” was spread. Pink Shirt Day was part of a worldwide event....

The end of March brings an end to swimming lessons on the island. Since the beginning of the school year, students of Waiheke Primary and Te Huruhi should each have had 10 swimming lessons, the amount funded by the...
Do you know the size of your carbon footprint? A passionate new citizen-driven group is aiming to make Waiheke the first carbon-neutral populated island in the country. Started by Lindsay and Lynda Jeffs in February, Carbon Neutral Waiheke provides individuals, communities...
Waiheke has been shortlisted for Government funding for an island-wide predator eradication programme, raising the prospect that the island could become a flagship for the nationwide Predator Free 2050 campaign. An application by the Waiheke Collective, made up of local...
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...