Free hoodies, sausages, coffees and spot prizes are all part of the festive atmosphere planned for this weekend’s Super Saturday Covid-19 vaccination events on Waiheke. Both Waiheke’s medical centres are taking part with plans in place for a celebratory occasion...
Auckland City Police say they are monitoring ferries to check that passengers coming to Waiheke aren’t breaching the new health order barring non-residents. However, police are not equipped to check all passengers or every sailing and some people are...
The government’s three-step relaxation of Alert level 3 restrictions was seen by many as a green light for day-trippers to return to Waiheke, but it has now confirmed travel to Waiheke remains off-limits for all except essential travel. The local...
Ecologists checking on kororā, little blue penguins, at the Kennedy Point breakwater on Friday 24 September found a new chick - thought to be less than a week old at the time.  The ecologists were surveying kororā activity on the...
There has been no formalisation of closures of the Kennedy Point breakwater footpath but it can still be closed and people can be trespassed from the area. The issue made national headlines last week after police cancelled trespass notices that...
Outrage spread this week after two of Matiatia’s resident geese died after allegedly being hit by a car. Police say they received several reports that the geese had died in the front car park near the ferry terminal on the...
Police last week cancelled nine trespass notices issued at Kennedy Point’s marina construction site in early July due to the notices being invalid. With work resuming on the marina at Covid alert level 3, it is still not clear what...
Hot on the heels of Project Forever Waiheke’s tourism report titled Waiheke is a community not a commodity comes Waiheke Island Tourism Inc’s response to the findings. WITI had collaborated with the authors of the report over the pivotal visitor...
When Auckland eventually moves down through the levels, face masks will continue to be legally required on all public transport – even at level 1. Despite this, one exemption to the public transport face-covering requirement means that a person...
Waiheke’s Christy Ralphs has joined fellow flower-growers fed up with alert level 4 restrictions pushing them to the brink of ruin and they are calling for government to change the rules. On Tuesday, 3500 bouquets of flowers were handed out...