Waiheke’s ferry operator is increasing fares by an average of $1 for each leg of the return journey to Auckland. It is also replacing a number of products. Commuter price changes will take effect from 1 November, while modifications...
He was the ‘go to’ man for 40 years on Waiheke, whether you had a drainage or roading issue with ‘council’ or the fire siren sounded. Ron Leonard, who died on 6 March aged 71, was council overseer in...
Waiheke’s sky could be part of a world-leading Auckland area dark skies bid, according to Dr John Barentine, director of conservation for the International Dark Sky Association. Dr Barentine visited the island last month and met community members, local board...
After 13 years of frustration, decision-making power over the future of council-owned land at Matiatia has been handed to Waiheke Local Board. The “delegation” of authority, approved by Auckland Council last week, represents a significant step towards making better sense...
Dedicated coastguard volunteer Robb Henry has had his significant contributions to the wider community recognised, taking out the coveted Volunteer of the Year and Rescue Vessel Volunteer of the Year Awards at the Coastguard Northern Region 2016 Awards of...
Four times since it was set up, the Hauraki Gulf Forum has sounded the alarm over the declining health of the gulf’s waters and the species it supports. With its fifth report, the forum appears to have tired of banging...
The ‘rural-urban boundary’ planning tool has been preserved on Waiheke after an out-of-court settlement. An agreement between the island-based Straits Protection Society and Auckland Council reverses a decision the council made last August, after the Unitary Plan hearings process. The agreement...
Countdown says it is ‘playing its part’ in dropping plastic shopping bags on Waiheke. The island could become a national test case for the abolition of plastic grocery bags this month as our Countdown supermarket responds to a five-year local...
Auckland Council has adopted new freedom camping bylaws that will come into effect from 1 September. Along with 13 new prohibited freedom camping areas, the bylaw also clarifies rules around the definition of “certified self-contained vehicle”, a no-return period of...
Hear that buzzing sound? A series of drone incidents have caught the eye of Waiheke Police and are prompting an island-wide discussion about sensible - and responsible - usage of a very 21st century technology. • Richard Jones Full story...