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...

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...
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...
Angry supporters of a 'breakaway' Waiheke Island council stormed out within minutes of the Local Government Commission announcing its rejection of the proposal at a meeting at MORRA Hall in Oneroa today. Placard-waving supporters of the Our Waiheke proposal commented...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Stalwart campaigner Sue Pawley and her sheep Multi were farewelled at Kennedy Point last Sunday as they set off on their journey to deliver Sue’s petition to Parliament. Sue has gathered thousands of signatures against the construction of the consented...
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...