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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...
The Waiheke Local Board is at odds with Auckland Council over the direction of freedom camping on Waiheke. Council’s new draft bylaw would allow freedom camping on much of the island, excluding reserves and four prohibited areas. However, the local...
Funding constraints in the past financial year delayed work on the potential closure of the Esplanade to traffic, however at the Waiheke Local Board’s meeting last month, a budget was confirmed to engage a consulting company to progress the...
With supermarkets around the country closing temporarily due to Covid-19 exposures, questions are swirling around what might happen if Waiheke Countdown had to close its doors. Waiheke Local Board members say the island could face a civil emergency situation...
Some Waiheke residents are producing “weird and wonderful” excuses as they try to board lockdown ferries to the city, according to Sergeant Raymond Matthews.  Police are present at both Waiheke and city terminals during level 4 lockdown, and from Thursday...
The police launch Deodar brought Auckland police to Kennedy Point on Saturday and told Protect Pūtiki members to move on from their camp on the side of the carpark. Group member Dani Shenanigan says it was a scary time with...
Level 4 lockdown isn’t getting in the way of Waiheke’s red hot property market, with estate agents switching to online auctions and appraisals under new restrictions. This comes as the island tops prices in the Auckland region with an average...
Waiheke police say many locals have had their holidays cut short and are currently returning to the island during the 48-hour period from Wednesday that Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern allowed.  Sergeant Raymond Matthews also says it appears some holiday homeowners...
Mātiatia’s main wharf, the second busiest in the Auckland region, could be out of action for up to two months this summer. Auckland Transport’s plan to improve the wharf includes replacing the old gangways, as well as the pontoon...