She’s on dry land for now, but the newly restored Kate is set for a full month of sailing through January culminating with her first overnighter to Mahurangi Regatta. The tail-end of 2020 has seen some true Waiheke grit and...
Celebrations were held and a sense of relief flooded many community members last Friday following a decision to refuse a liquor licence which could have seen a new large-scale bottle store established in Surfdale. The court’s ruling to overturn the...
Milk bottles and plastic bottles made of plastics numbered one and two that are taken to the Waiheke Community Resource Recovery Park in Ostend will now be recycled thanks to new relationships with recycling buyers, says the centre’s community...
A few barrels up and down the main street in Oneroa are just the sign of things to come for the ingenious crew at Love Oneroa. Their collective efforts have already brought a lick of paint to the fence up...
Trappers hot on the trail of an island-hopping stoat finally caught up with the crafty pest on Rangitoto. Weighing in at 363g, the male stoat is now being tested to see if it originated on Waiheke or Auckland. Stoat-detecting dogs will...
A bold plan to set up shop in the heart of Ostend signals a mainstreet future for Waiheke Island Society for the Care of Animals.  The vision centres on a new two-storey building at 26 Belgium Street, purpose-built to house...
Fort Stony Batter’s 1.2 kilometres of winding subterranean tunnels have received a facelift following the Department of Conservation’s approval of an exclusive lease. The agreement between DoC and Fort Stony Batter Heritage Park Ltd should see the WW2 tunnel...
The possibility of a new bottle store in Surfdale was hotly contested last week with 35 community members opposing an off-licence application. The hearing lasted almost eight hours, during which time police, health officers and 35 objections, including that...
Following a series of power outages this month, electricity company Vector has ramped up efforts to boost the strength of its network on Waiheke, with further plans to meet business owners to address their concerns. Container-sized stand-by generators have been...
Fire and Emergency services were called to an electrical fire on Friday 22 May at 7pm. A power cable was down on Bay Road, and Firefighter Rob Smith says it’s unclear what happened to cause the resulting electrical blaze...