Auckland Transport’s new plans for parking at Matiatia are “a shocker”, says Waiheke Ferry Users Group chairperson Daniel Silva. The plan includes price increases in the back paved and gravel car parks at Matiatia from $3 for 24 hours to...

On 30 May 2018 the Environment Court upheld the resource consent for the construction of a marina in Kennedy Point Bay previously granted to Kennedy Point Boatharbour Limited (KPBL).  The court was far from persuaded by the arguments of the...
A recreational fishing park in the Hauraki Gulf would not provide adequate protection for marine life, the Hauraki Gulf Forum states. In its submission on the government’s plan to create a fishing park in the gulf as part of a...
Keep Our Beaches is renewing its fight over plans for marine reserves on the northern coast of Waiheke. Group representative Deb Cox, from Sandy Bay, says that Waiheke Local Board’s plans for marine reserves “fly in the face” of the...
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...
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...

A bylaw to ban jet skis from some island beaches is being investigated by Waiheke Local Board. At the board’s meeting last Thursday, island resident Sally Lumsden raised concerns about a new jet ski business operating on Waiheke. In December, Auckland...
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...
The Waiheke Local Board has approved $15,000 for the development of a Lightscape Management Plan with the overall goal of Waiheke being named a Dark Sky Park. In 2017, Aotea Great Barrier was the first island in the world to...
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...