Waiheke doesn’t have enough boat ramps and those that are available to boaties aren’t up to scratch, the local board has heard.  The limited supply of usable boat ramps was raised at the December local board meeting with members agreeing...
Board workshops with council officials will be closed to the public over the coming three years after Waiheke’s new board, chaired by Cath Handley, voted by three votes to two to follow council officer advice. Former board chairman Paul Walden...

Uma, the newest addition to the Garcia Dinerstein family, was born suddenly in the disabled bathroom on a ferry travelling to Auckland on Saturday. Today, however, surrounded by her big brothers Salo, age seven, and two-year-old Tahiel, she rests...
Hana Blackmore is taking her battle over Waiheke’s revamped bus services to the Auckland Transport board. Hana sent a request to Auckland Transport for permission to present her petition and a report she has written about changes to services at...
A temporary trial to improve pedestrian and traffic flow around the Matiatia ferry terminal area will begin on 8 December. A section of car parks in the lower car park will be temporarily unavailable from 1 December so construction...
Phones around the country will buzz in unison this Sunday in a nationwide Emergency Mobile Alert test. The test alert is designed to keep people safe and will be broadcast to all capable phones from specific cell towers.  Emergency Mobile...
The Tama Tu, Tama Ora short film festival finale hit the big screen at Artworks Theatre on Friday 8 November. The competition, organised by the Piritahi Hau Ora, was designed to give Waiheke young people the opportunity to create a...
Security staff will remain at Kennedy Point ferry terminal until at least Christmas following an alleged assault on Sealink staff. Police are investigating the incident, which occurred on 7 November, with sergeant Martin Felton saying statements had been taken from...
There is no solution yet for disgruntled Ostend bus users, despite a meeting between the new Waiheke Local Board and Auckland Transport staff last week. Waiheke residents have complained about issues with the new bus service which came into effect...
Devina Shetty is leading microplastics research in the gulf analyzing plastic ingestion in fish with support from Auckland Whale and Dolphin Safari. The University of Auckland masters student says she’s hoping her findings will aid in environmental legislation on...