Waiheke peace campaigner Maynie Thompson died on Saturday at the age of 98, but her activism lives on. Maynie died of old age at her home in Putiki Road in Ostend, where she lived with her son, Nick Thompson. Maynie’s granddaughter,...
Can homelessness exist in paradise? Waiheke may be listed as a top tourist destination but it is also an island where rents are soaring and more people are struggling to find a place to call home. Gulf News reporter Rose...
The Waiheke Local Board has approved $15,000 for the development of a Lightscape Management Plan with the overall goal of Waiheke being named a Dark Sky Park. In 2017, Aotea Great Barrier was the first island in the world to...
Waiheke’s sky could be part of a world-leading Auckland area dark skies bid, according to Dr John Barentine, director of conservation for the International Dark Sky Association. Dr Barentine visited the island last month and met community members, local board...
A digger arrived on Tuesday to begin work on a much-anticipated Housing Trust build in Onetangi.  “Obviously this gives us renewed enthusiasm for this key project, having been frustrated and greatly delayed by a tortuous consent process,” says Waiheke Community...
In Wellsford, an 89-year-old ratepayer is starting a rates revolt over a targeted levy to fix Rodney’s transport woes. In Christchurch, The Star reports that a young fraudster is jailed for scamming the elderly “yet again”, while the jobs of...

Young South Americans on working holidays are an increasing presence on the island. We see them working in the hospitality sector, socialising at the beach and playing for the senior football teams, but beyond that what do we know...
The masterminds behind Te Ara Kirihimete/The Path of Christmas are celebrating a very successful event and a great turnout. Co-organisers Tanya Batt and Kashmir Postel say they have received lots of feedback from people who preferred the more immersive experience...
The burning question of ‘Who killed Barry?’ remains one of several hot topics amongst the Ostenders as episode three on Tuesday delved even deeper into the secrets and hidden truths of the quirky cast of characters. The disappearance of Dr...

By now, even the briefest summer visitor will have noticed that Waiheke has too much traffic for its roads and its public transport isn’t exactly a good fit either. This bursting-at-the-seams atmosphere is a phenomenon in small destinations that...