Once a quiet bay with few outward signs of civilisation, Woodside Bay, over the hill from Whakanewha Regional Park, is rapidly being transformed. Three projects are mooted across the bay. Construction is underway on the first at 511 Gordons Road;...
Work to extend dual footpath-cycle lanes either side of Ostend faces a delay after Waiheke Local Board told Auckland Transport to think again over its six-figure costings. Auckland Transport had given rough estimates of $530,000 to provide a 2.5 metre-wide...
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...
Roosters are still being dumped at Onetangi Sports Park to live a miserable, survival-of-the fittest kind of life, and it needs to change. Since Haley Wilson, who ran the Friends of the Onetangi Roosters group, moved off  the island late...
The Minister of Conservation, Eugenie Sage, has stepped in over the Rangihoua-Onetangi Sports Park Reserve, withdrawing her consent for Auckland Council to make leasing decisions for the land and effectively forcing the council to create a reserve management plan. At...
Fullers360 is facing backlash from businesses and residents due to changes to their freight services. Late this month, a notice was sent to customers stating “from 15 October 2018, we’ll be operating Monday to Friday only, and moving to a...
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...
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...
The trustees of both Waiheke High School and neighbouring Te Huruhi Primary – the site of the island’s original and now unusable junior school pool – are now considering a site to develop heated swimming pools between the two...
Activist, social worker, tutor and teacher, Waiheke Primary School’s librarian Cathy Carroll retired at the end of the school year after over 40 years of service to education. Marked by a farewell assembly on Friday 15 December, staff and students...