Plans for 12 potential new marine reserves in the waters of the Waiheke Local Board area have been sent to the government. The local board’s submission on the government’s proposed Marine Protected Areas Act includes detailed maps of seven new...

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...
Drinking water will soon flow in five island parks, after Waiheke Local Board decided to spend $30,000 on the project. The board has set aside $30,000 to provide water fountains and taps at Palm Beach playground, Surfdale Reserve, the Old...
Tensions are high over whether public access to Waiheke reserves is more important than keeping kauri trees disease free. Waiheke Local Board decided at its last meeting to defer any decision on developing a new 700-metre track through the Days...
A massive 58 per cent of Waiheke voters took part in choosing new representatives for Auckland Council. Only Great Barrier voters proved more passionate, with 69.6 per cent of eligible voters casting a vote. Participation on Waiheke was far higher than...
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...
A Waiheke Water Plan could be on the cards in 2018 with Auckland Council and the Waiheke Local Board actively looking at managing the island’s ongoing water problems for the rest of the summer and beyond. In the last few...
Waiheke’s Saturday morning ferries were packed with people heading to join a 15,000 strong crowd at the Auckland People’s Climate Change March.The march was part of a worldwide weekend of protests, calling for urgent action to be taken on...
A protection stopping subdivision and development on Waiheke was removed last week, opening the way for urban sprawl on the island. Waitemata and Gulf councillor Mike Lee, Waiheke Local Board chairperson Paul Walden and board member John Meeuwsen are outraged...
Waiheke commuters pay $1 a day in wharf tax, but get little benefit from the tax, says Waiheke Local Board chairperson Paul Walden. He is pleased that Auckland Transport is inching towards transparency, by finally revealing that each ferry passenger...