Local Body Politics

Fullers perception frustrates local board chair, Cath Handley

Waiheke local board chairperson Cath Handley is urging ferry users to keep up the momentum calling for change to get the Minister of Transport...

Auckland Council spends too much on itself, councillor Mike Lee said last week as he announced he will stand again for the Waitemata and...
Extinction Rebellion group highlighting climate change

Extinction Rebellion Waiheke (XRW) launched last week as part of an international movement calling for governments to acknowledge and take urgent action to limit...
Environmental Court Infringement for felling of pohutukawa

The owner of a Cory Road property on which a mature pōhutukawa was felled in April has been ordered to plant three new trees. ...
Auckland city Council Reticulation Little Oneroa Stream

Costly price tags and option of piping water from Auckland revealed as island politicians investigate hooking up wastewater in the island’s business areas.  Supercity ambitions...
DOLPHINS in Huruhi Bay

A pod of around 20 dolphins delighted onlookers at Huruhi Bay for hours last Sunday. “There were paddle-boarders right in amongst it but then the...
Waiheke Hope Trust

The Waiheke Local Board recently put $10,000 towards the provision of emergency and transitional housing on the island. The grant will be used by...
Proposed changes to dog rules

Proposed changes to dog rules are worrying some owners, and the Waiheke Local Board has requested discretion from council to determine local time and...