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 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...
If ever there was a week in Auckland to remind us that all life is balanced between the good that humanity can do and the bad, this was it.  As airman Antoine de Saint-Exupéry laid out so clearly in The...
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...
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...

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...
Inspirational runner, trainer, Gulf News columnist and Trail Tribe champion Sarah Gloyer has been awarded a Waiheke Best Ever certificate and $1000 for her efforts to keep the island fit and healthy. The award comes as Waiheke Harriers held their final AGM,...
Mercy on us.  A capital gains tax has been proposed for our benighted country and so far, the wrath of Jove has not smitten us from the register of global approval.   Note to opposition leaders, even Stuff calls out...