When Aucklanders flock back to Waiheke, there’s growing concern around social distancing and Covid etiquette at the familiar pinch points on board and waiting for ferries. Sophie Boladeras reports. Waiheke’s essential ferry services are crucial when it comes to Covid-19...
The news that non-resident travel to Waiheke is getting the green light from Friday 3 December when Auckland moves to the traffic-light framework was music to the ears of some islanders but evoked fear for others. Last week, before the...
Te Huruhi School is buzzing after receiving gold in an environmental program awarded to schools that have achieved sustainability or “green” targets. Enviroschools is an environmental action-based programme where young people are empowered to design and lead sustainability projects in...
Sick and injured seabirds – including kororā and kāruhiruhi, pied shags – have prompted experts to question the health of the Hauraki Gulf around Waiheke. A kororā seen swimming in the marina construction zone at Kennedy Point last Thursday morning...
Developer of Kennedy Point Marina, Kennedy Point Boatharbour Limited last week was successful in an application to the High Court for an injuction against 32 people and “persons unknown”. Justice Wylie granted an interim injunction to KPBL on Thursday 4...
Waiheke medical centres are dealing with a surge in demand for Covid testing as the community responds to news of cases of the virus on the island. Although the island’s first case was nominally the individual who travelled to Waiheke...
A second wastewater test for Waiheke was due to be processed as Gulf News went to press on Wednesday, with results expected to back up Waiheke’s first positive wastewater test - the results of which authorities sat on for...
Two atypical years of schooling, during which students adapted to new ways of learning, haven’t stopped a sizeable group of Waiheke High School year 13 students from scoring more than $100k worth of scholarships.  Careers advisor Tanique Deacon guides school-leavers...
Two men are lucky to be alive after their tinny capsized on Saturday morning. The men, who were both wearing life jackets, struggled in the cold and choppy waters of Auckland Harbour for several hours before they were spotted...
Last week’s announcement, which saw the Government boost payments to businesses affected by Covid-19 lockdowns, was met with sighs of relief from operators struggling to stay afloat.  But for many, keeping their doors open to customers seeking takeaways just isn’t...