Protestors took to the water at Kennedy Point on Monday 12 April to stop the construction work on the marina that is about to be built in the bay. After several days of rising tensions heightened by concern for kororā,...
Scores of commuters expressed outrage this month following Fullers’ switch to a restricted winter timetable which saw several sailings cut.  Key peak travel services, including the 5.30pm from Auckland to Waiheke and the 6.30am sailing from Waiheke to the city,...
An innovative new plan for Matiatia could see a keyhole without congestion, cycleways lining the road to the ferry terminal and a completely new car parking area circled by a one-way loop road. The Cycle Action Waiheke design comes...
Aspiring Waiheke filmmaker Kayla Hamilton has just screened her short film Kahurangi at the 2021 Māoriland Film Festival, the largest indigenous film festival in the Southern Hemisphere. Thousands of people crowded into cinemas in Ōtaki to watch 120 short and feature films...
While choppy seas caused the cancellation of some events, organisers say Sunday’s Onetangi beach races were a success, attracting around 3000 people and raising $40,000 for Waiheke causes. Rough and tough Thundercats motorsport racing was a crowd-pleaser with a high-octane...
It’s been almost a month since Emily Weiss (Ngāti Pāoa) left her Auckland home and deferred her master’s degree to oppose the development of a marina at Kennedy Point full time.  One day the speech and language therapy student was...
Following central government’s recent announcement of its roll-out plan for the Covid-19 vaccine, Waiheke medical centres are in the early stages of preparing for a vaccination programme on the island. Nurse lead at Ostend Medical Centre, Jessica Mead, told Gulf...
A profoundly moving and emotional ceremony at Wharekawa Marae last weekend saw Ngāti Pāoa sign their historic deed of settlement with the Crown.  The settlement includes the return of culturally significant Ngāti Pāoa lands, financial redress of $23.5 million, Crown...
An occupation is underway at Kennedy Point to protest the construction of a marina in Pūtiki Bay. “It’s an on-site, Ngāti Pāoa-led occupation, supported and sustained by Waiheke locals,” Ngāti Pāoa descendant Emily Māia Weiss told Gulf News. “Four or five...
Work was due to start on the marina at Kennedy Point as Gulf News went to print on Wednesday, capping off a dramatic 24 hours at the pōhutukawa-fringed bay. Early on the morning of Tuesday 9 March, the five directors...