Police are investigating damage caused to a crane and barge while stationed at Kennedy Point for the marina construction project. Kennedy Point Marina project manager Scott Fickling says locks on a door giving access to the 200-tonne crane were disabled...
A blessing and the arrival of a barge at Kennedy Point this morning, Tuesday 9 March, signalled that construction of the marina planned for the bay may soon begin. Ngāti Pāoa kaumātua Harley Wade conducted the blessing on a boat...
The latest update at 3.43pm on Friday 3 March is that the National Advisory on tsunami activity is now cancelled. The advice from GNS Science based on ocean observations is that the Beach and Marine threat has now passed for...
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...
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...
Costly price tags and option of piping water from Auckland revealed as island politicians investigate hooking up wastewater in the island’s business areas.  Supercity ambitions for large scale reticulation here have come to the surface after officials presented board members...
The Waiheke Local Board recently put $10,000 towards the provision of emergency and transitional housing on the island. The grant will be used by the Waiheke Hope Centre Trust to gain social services accreditation, which will enable applications for...
Proposed changes to dog rules are worrying some owners, and the Waiheke Local Board has requested discretion from council to determine local time and season rules. Time and season rules are used in public areas such as beaches and parks...

The St John ambulance team on Waiheke is one of the busiest in the Auckland region, and over the summer months the crew face many unique challenges, as Sophie Boladeras discovers. Traversing Waiheke’s rugged terrain to attend one of the...

People of all ages, nationalities and skin colours had gathered under the sun outside Piritahi Marae on the morning of Wednesday 6 February, waiting to be officially welcomed onto the grounds to take part in the solemn celebrations of...