Bus delays and cancellations fuelled by drivers being off sick with covid are adding to frustrations with Auckland Transport’s (AT) bus services on Waiheke.  The 501 bus, which ostensibly runs regular services to Kennedy Point via Surfdale, has been coined...
Police are continuing to investigate a serious scooter crash on Waiheke that left a 33-year-old man in Middlemore Hospital on 20 April , and no charges have been laid. Waiheke Police Sergeant Raymond Matthews says the scooter rider is still...
It’s been a long journey for the Waiheke Working Sail Charitable Trust but their latest project, the restoration of the Kate, is nearing completion. After buying the boat for $2000 in 2013, they are now ready to fit her...
Cuts to Waiheke’s passenger ferry services are causing enormous disruption, according to local board chair Cath Handley. She is planning to meet with Fullers in the next couple of weeks to push for some key commuter sailings to be brought...
Waiheke’s exclusion from the government’s half-price public transport fares scheme announced this month served as a catalyst for several politicians to contact Transport Minister Michael Wood. Although island bus users can enjoy half-price tickets, ferry users are missing out. As...
Waiheke Island Rod and Custom Club took the Rotovegas Knuckle Draggers Custom Car Club on a mystery poker cruise of Waiheke on Saturday, 26 February. Poker cruises involve a series of stops, with the driver who gets the best...
Police were called to an accident on Ocean View Road near Little Oneroa Beach overnight on Friday, 12 November. However, on arrival Sergeant Raymond Matthews says no vehicles were found at the scene and all that remained was a significant...
Many of Waiheke’s ferry-riding “floofballs” are gaining fame, scritches and treats thanks to marine engineer Alisdair Newton-Wade. Alisdair has worked at sea for almost 10 years, spending time on superyachts and cruise ships before starting with Fullers360 a little over...
Scores of commuters expressed outrage this month following Fullers’ switch to a restricted winter timetable which saw several sailings cut.  Key peak travel services, including the 5.30pm from Auckland to Waiheke and the 6.30am sailing from Waiheke to the city,...
She’s on dry land for now, but the newly restored Kate is set for a full month of sailing through January culminating with her first overnighter to Mahurangi Regatta. The tail-end of 2020 has seen some true Waiheke grit and...