Local Body Politics

Surf Life Saving Campaign

Island resident David Toomey panicked when he was caught in a strong rip at Palm Beach in December 2018. He’s now sharing his story...
ST JOHN Rebecca Whistler and Territory Manager Simon Barnett

The St John ambulance team on Waiheke is one of the busiest in the Auckland region, and over the summer months the crew face...
Te Huruhi Primary kapa haka at Waitangi Day 2019

People of all ages, nationalities and skin colours had gathered under the sun outside Piritahi Marae on the morning of Wednesday 6 February, waiting...

Litter and marine debris are apparent in waters around the island, particularly over the summer with the influx of recreational boats and visitors.   To...

Most people know the island is possum-free, but not so many are aware that it wasn’t always so. As a primary school pupil living...

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...

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...

Concern around the availability of affordable housing on the island is rife and at the most recent local board meeting Claude Lewenz, one of...