At the final Waiheke Local Board meeting for 2018, Rakino Island property owners made a plea for help to stop the ravages of time and tide.   A small delegation, including spokesperson Chris Clews and Sue Plimmer, made the journey to...
Waihekeans will have no excuse for hibernating this winter as some of the country’s leading thespians rally behind Artworks Theatre. The Oneroa venue has pulled off something of a coup, with Simon Prast, Jennifer Ward-Lealand and Jane Waddell involved in...
Most of the properties targeted were residential but Island Grocer on Ocean View Road was also hit. The shop’s co-owner Nicky Cairns says she learnt about the burglary when she went to open up the store on Saturday. “There...
It makes Todd O’Hara smile to think of the strange course his life has taken in the past 12 months all because of dog poop bags. After all this is a man who, although he’s not yet 30, has a...
For the week ending 14 October, there were a total of 20 accident and medical related callouts on the island.  Ambulance personnel attended two people at the scene of an incident; five were transported to the on-call doctor, two were...
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...
Do you know the size of your carbon footprint? A passionate new citizen-driven group is aiming to make Waiheke the first carbon-neutral populated island in the country. Started by Lindsay and Lynda Jeffs in February, Carbon Neutral Waiheke provides individuals, communities...
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...
McKenzie Reserve’s transformation from scruffy pine forest into a native bush haven with walking tracks and an education hub has placed it firmly on the map of bush walkers and backpackers. Now it is blazing another trail, chosen by the...
“I just heard this big bang and I thought ‘bugger, my house is falling in’.”  Sue Pawley was lying on her bed on Friday evening, thinking about her plans for Saturday, when she heard an explosion. “I slithered off my bed...