Action or extinction? This was the stark message from Waiheke High School students who brought their protest from the streets of Oneroa to Aotea Square on Friday, as part of the Schools Strike 4 Climate rally.  Bearing banners and megaphones,...
Clad in charcoal corrugated steel, a large new structure in Onetangi is ready for an internal fit-out after a challenging year. The Waiheke Community Housing Trust embarked on the $1 million Onetangi project, its first new build, in February 2020....
Celebrations were held and a sense of relief flooded many community members last Friday following a decision to refuse a liquor licence which could have seen a new large-scale bottle store established in Surfdale. The court’s ruling to overturn the...
Waiheke Pharmacy has opened an online shop to help customers get the items they need while staying home during the lockdown period. Owner of Waiheke Pharmacy and pharmacist Judy Turnbull says customers can use the site to order repeat...
For Waiheke businesses, the first week of trading at Covid-19 level four was a mix of sudden closures, stress over murky guidelines and moves to home delivery. Surfdale Fruit and Vege closed last Friday. Owner Panharith Duong was worried about...
A grand design earmarked for the heart of Oneroa hopes to squeeze a four-bedroom home onto the last patch of land on the north side of Oneroa’s commercial zone. The proposed development would take place on the north-eastern area of...
Stalwart campaigner Sue Pawley and her sheep Multi were farewelled at Kennedy Point last Sunday as they set off on their journey to deliver Sue’s petition to Parliament. Sue has gathered thousands of signatures against the construction of the consented...
A new fleet of six electric buses will be on the island from mid-2020. The Enviro200EV buses built by Alexander Dennis Ltd in England were purchased by Fullers360, which operates the Waiheke Bus Company. They require four to six hours...
Concern around the availability of affordable housing on the island is rife and at the most recent local board meeting Claude Lewenz, one of the principals of Shelter.NZ, said a change in policy is necessary to enable efficient, fast...
Waiheke Budgeting Services manager Amelia Lawley looks at the home rental market on the island and assesses the likely effects here of proposed changes to national tenancy laws. A young couple with a three-year-old live in a two bedroom house...