Survey finds we have little say on island’s biggest problems A survey to benchmark plans to test a more inclusive style of governance for Waiheke has residents slamming both Auckland Council and Auckland Transport on their current levels of communication...

Waiheke will be the final resting place for Jim Anderton, one of New Zealand’s most influential politicians in a career that spanned three decades. Mr Anderton, a former deputy prime minister and president of the Labour Party, will be remembered...
Auckland Council spends too much on itself, councillor Mike Lee said last week as he announced he will stand again for the Waitemata and Gulf Ward in this year’s council elections. Too much remains to be done for him to...
Waiheke environmental campaigner Michael Tavares is putting himself forward to become a Green Party MP. In March 2015, Mr Tavares spent 80 hours occupying a kauri tree in Titirangi that was marked for felling, only coming down once the landowners...
Paul Walden, a Waiheke Local Board member and for five years its chairman, was at the board offices earlier this month when police and half a dozen Auckland Council officials arrived to serve a search warrant on his wife...
Waiheke residents now have a chance to say whether they want the island to have a council of its own. The Local Government Commission is holding public meetings on Wednesday 28 September at Waiheke Library from 11am to 4pm and...
A million dollar Auckland Transport (AT) project to upgrade Putiki Road is now due to begin on 8 January, but business owners on the street are angry after their feedback has apparently fallen on deaf ears – and that...
Hopes for challenging the removal of a protection on Waiheke’s rural land have taken a blow. Auckland Unitary Plan independent hearings panel chairperson Judge David Kirkpatrick says the panel did recommend the removal of the Rural Urban Boundary on Waiheke. Waitemata...
Proposed changes to dog rules are worrying some owners, and the Waiheke Local Board has requested discretion from council to determine local time and season rules. Time and season rules are used in public areas such as beaches and parks...
The government’s plans for a recreational fishing park in the Hauraki Gulf are “reckless”, says Friends of the Hauraki Gulf. “The crisis facing the gulf was caused by over-fishing. The solution does not lie in allowing more fishing,” the Waiheke...