The Environment Court has refused consent for a marina in Matiatia and reserved its decision on the question of costs. Local opposition under the banner of Direction Matiatia had raised $430,000 to fight the proposal, which Principal Environment Judge L...
Fullers is investigating using three double decker buses for tours on Waiheke, raising concerns for island residents. Christine Gisby says double deckers would be unsafe on Waiheke’s narrow, winding roads and their weight could damage the island’s roads. She is concerned...
Auckland Transport refuses to provide any information about where hundreds of thousands of dollars in wharf tax collected on Waiheke each year is spent. Gulf News sent questions to the Auckland Council transport organisation requesting information about wharf tax gathering...
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...
A double-decker bus which slipped off the edge of Carsons Road on Saturday could not have come closer to disaster. About a dozen people were on board the Fullers Hop On Hop Off service when the driver pulled the bus...
Auckland Council is finally taking steps to sort out problems with Auckland Transport’s work on Waiheke. After a presentation from Waiheke Local Board chairperson Paul Walden the council’s environment committee has advised the governing body of the need for Auckland...
The lack of a “level playing field” is partly to blame for Explore stopping its Waiheke ferry service on 8 May, says Explore group managing director William Goodfellow. The facilities allocated by Auckland Transport for the ferry service that started...
Auckland Transport’s new plans for parking at Matiatia are “a shocker”, says Waiheke Ferry Users Group chairperson Daniel Silva. The plan includes price increases in the back paved and gravel car parks at Matiatia from $3 for 24 hours to...
Linda Grace says having a double decker bus reverse into her taxi - and keep reversing - was like being in a “horror movie”. The accident on 24 December is one of three involving the three double-decker buses Fullers...
A woman is in a critical but stable condition after a motor scooter accident above Little Oneroa on Saturday. The woman, aged in her 30s, is believed to be a visitor who hired a scooter on the island with her...