Friends of McKenzie Reserve has complained that tracks are almost disappearing in long grass now that Auckland Council has cut back its mowing services. Representatives of the community group made a plea at Waiheke Local Board’s last meeting for monthly...
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...
Deputy chair stands down -  Paul Walden is taking a leave of absence for two months from 24 August to 24 October from his position as deputy chair of the Waiheke Local Board. Auckland Council has filed five charges against Mr...

Waiheke will be one of the first places to benefit from Government moves to end single crewing of ambulance services, with St John doubling the number of full-time staff on the island. The charity has begun recruiting for four new...
It seems that Waiheke’s Whale Huggers picked the perfect name, with orcas joining the team on Monday when they successfully completed the 2018 Chopper Swim from Waiheke to Auckland in support of the rescue helicopter service. • Richard Jones Details...
Concern around the availability of affordable housing on the island is rife and at the most recent local board meeting Claude Lewenz, one of the principals of Shelter.NZ, said a change in policy is necessary to enable efficient, fast...
An Auckland Transport officer found herself walking the steep streets of Surfdale on a dark and stormy night after a group of residents set out to save their long-standing bus route from planned changes. “We asked her to come and...
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...
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...
Countdown says it is ‘playing its part’ in dropping plastic shopping bags on Waiheke. The island could become a national test case for the abolition of plastic grocery bags this month as our Countdown supermarket responds to a five-year local...