Aucklanders are getting a subtle reminder that, even in the depths of winter, they can jump on a ferry for some rest and relaxation. Funded by the Waiheke Island Tourism Forum, Fullers and ATEED, the Waiheke is Warmer campaign is...
Adverse impacts on the landscape and on little blue penguins - and the issue of whether a 75-space carpark and public facilities on the water space are needed - form key props in SKP Incorporated’s bid to scuttle the...
Budding young sailors from the Waiheke Sea Scouts got their hands on some serious kit last week, when invited to take a tour of the island’s volunteer Coastguard vessel. Around 20 sea scouts met Waiheke Coastguard staff at Matiatia wharf...
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...
Things went according to plan last Sunday for protesters opposing Fullers’ double-decker buses on the island. Over 100 people gathered at Matiatia around 11am on a fine autumn day to hear short speeches from organisers Susi Newborn and Stephanie Honeychurch....
Former Waiheke youth aid officer Patrick Knight has won an award for his work bringing driving lessons to the island. At the Auckland City District Police Awards this month, Constable Knight received a commander’s commendation for his work setting up...
Roadworks to widen Putiki Road have gone ahead but what has become increasingly a commercial thoroughfare will have to wait for spring to get its final seal, Auckland Transport says. The Putiki bypass carriageway will spend the rest of the...
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...
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...
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...