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...
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...
After 13 years of frustration, decision-making power over the future of council-owned land at Matiatia has been handed to Waiheke Local Board. The “delegation” of authority, approved by Auckland Council last week, represents a significant step towards making better sense...
Former Auckland Central candidate Jacinda Ardern’s elevation to leadership has revitalised an opposition party which has floundered since the Helen Clark era. David Waters witnessed the Ardern affect at Labour’s campaign launch. It was about being bold and brave. About...
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...
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 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...
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...
Some supporters of the incorporated society SKP that appealed to the Environment Court to prevent a marina being built at Kennedy Point may end up having to pay court costs out of their own pockets if the developer has...
Our Waiheke spokesperson John Meeuwsen is disappointed by a decision to treat the island’s breakaway bid as part of wider Auckland Council reorganisation. He says the attempt to create a unitary council on Waiheke could be “disadvantaged” by the process...