Plans for 12 potential new marine reserves in the waters of the Waiheke Local Board area have been sent to the government. The local board’s submission on the government’s proposed Marine Protected Areas Act includes detailed maps of seven new...

Waiheke students on the cusp of the voting age have a message for those who can vote - about not saddling another generation with debt. Geoff Cumming reports. They have a clear grasp on the issues facing the country; they...
Former Auckland Central candidate Jacinda Ardern’s elevation to leadership has revitalised an opposition party which has floundered since the Helen Clark era. David Waters witnessed the Ardern affect at Labour’s campaign launch. It was about being bold and brave. About...
Waiheke and the Hauraki Gulf have been declared New Zealand’s first TPPA free zone. Waiheke Local Board members voted unanimously last Thursday night for the island to adopt a stance of resistance against the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement until the...
Angry supporters of a 'breakaway' Waiheke Island council stormed out within minutes of the Local Government Commission announcing its rejection of the proposal at a meeting at MORRA Hall in Oneroa today. Placard-waving supporters of the Our Waiheke proposal commented...
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...
Work to extend dual footpath-cycle lanes either side of Ostend faces a delay after Waiheke Local Board told Auckland Transport to think again over its six-figure costings. Auckland Transport had given rough estimates of $530,000 to provide a 2.5 metre-wide...

Waiheke will be the final resting place for Jim Anderton, one of New Zealand’s most influential politicians in a career that spanned three decades. Mr Anderton, a former deputy prime minister and president of the Labour Party, will be remembered...
A protection stopping subdivision and development on Waiheke was removed last week, opening the way for urban sprawl on the island. Waitemata and Gulf councillor Mike Lee, Waiheke Local Board chairperson Paul Walden and board member John Meeuwsen are outraged...
Paul Walden, a Waiheke Local Board member and for five years its chairman, was at the board offices earlier this month when police and half a dozen Auckland Council officials arrived to serve a search warrant on his wife...