The St John ambulance team on Waiheke is one of the busiest in the Auckland region, and over the summer months the crew face many unique challenges, as Sophie Boladeras discovers.Traversing Waiheke’s rugged terrain to attend one of the...
After a two-year hiatus, don’t miss the Onetangi Beach races this weekend. Horses, tractors, kids carts and Sealegs will be charging down the beachfront this Sunday 17 February. Now a staple event on the island calendar, the races are a...
Fullers360 is upping the prices of visitor fares by $5 from 21 December to 10 February. During these seven weeks, adult return visitor fares to Waiheke will increase from $40 to $45 per ticket.The fare increase will not affect...
Electric Island Waiheke wants all vehicles and equipment on the island to run on clean, electric energy by 2030. It revealed this to the public at the Local Board meeting on 22 November.Last Friday, the group hosted a breakfast...
Auckland Transport will in early December introduce a number of changes to parking at Matiatia that will hit commuters in the pocket. The free roadside 24 hours parking on Ocean View Road will be replaced with paid parking restricted to...

An inferior method of heavy vehicle brake testing on Waiheke was employed for 18 months from March 2017.Vehicle Testing New Zealand (VTNZ) runs an offsite location on the island where it operates three to four days a fortnight to...
Waiheke’s ferry operator is increasing fares by an average of $1 for each leg of the return journey to Auckland. It is also replacing a number of products. Commuter price changes will take effect from 1 November, while modifications...
Fullers360 is facing backlash from businesses and residents due to changes to their freight services.Late this month, a notice was sent to customers stating “from 15 October 2018, we’ll be operating Monday to Friday only, and moving to a...
Parents want their kids to walk or cycle to school, but a lack of footpaths, cycleways and crossings on the island is a major deterrent, according to a recent road-safety survey.Parents of children attending Te Huruhi School, Waiheke Primary...
Survey finds we have little say on island’s biggest problemsA 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...