Waiheke’s bid for its own council has contributed to a decision to investigate reorganising local government in the Auckland Council area. The Local Government Commission has decided that all of Auckland is affected by a bid from the Northern Action...
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...
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...
Fierce debate over who should become Waiheke Local Board’s new chairperson is expected this Saturday. The five newly elected local board members have not yet reached agreement about who should take the roles of chairperson and deputy chairperson, so the...

Waiheke students on the cusp of the voting age have a message for those who can vote - about not saddling another generation with debt. Geoff Cumming reports. They have a clear grasp on the issues facing the country; they...
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...
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...
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...

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...
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...