Awaawaroa Eco Village residents and neighbours are relieved to get a say on plans to develop a brewery, event venue and visitor accommodation in the valley. Auckland Council Duty Commissioner Richard Blakey has decided not to notify the public generally,...
The development of a rescue helicopter landing pad on Waiheke has won Waiheke Rotary Club a first place for best project. The Waiheke club is one of 53 in Rotary District 9920 that comprises the largest maritime district in the...
Picnic Bay residents are finally getting a seawall to protect their waterside properties from tidal erosion – ending a 10-year struggle funded largely from their own pockets. The first of two barges bringing a total of 900 tonnes of rock...
Waiheke’s long-proposed community pool is on the horizon, with the local board announcing it will further investigate the option of building the pool between Te Huruhi Primary and Waiheke High School, which are both to undergo redevelopment. A ‘formal feasibility...
More than 50 Waiheke families, businesses and individuals have had the chance to trial an electric vehicle (EV) in a bid to introduce even more to the island. “The ‘try out an EV campaign’ is only halfway through,” says Electric...
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...
Waiheke teenager Gareth Grace is on a mission to get Ostend skate park upgraded. He says the existing skateboarding area at Tawaipareira Reserve is too small for the crowds of teenagers and younger children who use it and the equipment...
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...
Rick Owen, Grant Crawford, Sally Lumsden, Vaughan Lowe, Myra Pilling and Christene Penny are this year’s recipients of Outstanding Community Service Awards from the local board. The local volunteers were recognised and thanked for their outstanding contribution to the community,...
A recreational fishing park in the Hauraki Gulf would not provide adequate protection for marine life, the Hauraki Gulf Forum states. In its submission on the government’s plan to create a fishing park in the gulf as part of a...