Construction work has begun on a controversial beachfront property development on Onetangi’s Strand after resource consent was granted back in 2017. It is unclear why the work has been delayed until 2022 but, according to the consent application, the owner’s...
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...
Meet Sam Graham – Waiheke’s newest police constable who arrived at the Oneroa station just over a month ago. Sam says he’s still learning his way around some parts of the island, getting to know people and trying to find...
A collision on the Hauraki gulf near Rangitoto ended in a Maritime New Zealand prosecution for an Auckland boat owner. Jae-Ho Huh was pleasure boating with three others in March 2020 when his 11-metre launch collided with the schooner SV...
Popular Waiheke eatery Island Frenchie is returning to its roots as a food truck, after consent issues close down its prime new spot. For almost a year, Island Frenchie owner Nico Fini has been operating at Ocean View Rd on...
For the last 20 years the Waiheke Toy Library, an incorporated society and registered charity, has been run by a group of volunteer mothers. They aim to support families by providing children (ages 0-12) with good quality toys which...
When Waiheke Sea Scouts chairman Daniel Tisch read a public notice in Gulf News on 31 March, warning that kayaks in Enclosure Bay would be removed by 25 April at 5pm, he asked the Waiheke Local Board what would...
An excavator used to remove rocks from the kororā habitat at Kennedy Point is reported to have been damaged while parked in the Kennedy Point carpark last week. A police spokesperson confirms a burglary report was received on Thursday 7...
The final remnants of the Marauder, the vessel that sunk in Oneroa Bay, were broken up and pulled from the ocean last Thursday, 3 February. The team at Gulf Island Earthmovers were deployed to clear the hull of the boat...
Rescue helicopter paramedics flew to Waikopou Bay just south of Man o’ War Bay on Wednesday last week to help a man in his 70s aboard a 33-foot sailing vessel. The man was suffering from a medical complaint and his...