Last week’s intense storm caused a trail of disruption and destruction across the island – with widespread flooding, delays and damage caused by the wild sea conditions. A significant low pressure system had set in above the Tasman Sea to...
Waiheke residents say they are frustrated over the time Auckland Transport is taking to deal with abandoned cars left at the side of roads and verges on the island. “I first rang the council a month ago and then...
A double-decker bus which slipped off the edge of Carsons Road on Saturday could not have come closer to disaster. About a dozen people were on board the Fullers Hop On Hop Off service when the driver pulled the bus...
  Initial work for the Matiatia keyhole trial is complete, but the stop-start saga has hit another speed bump with Auckland Transport confirming the project is delayed – this time over parking spaces. In November, Waiheke Local Board agreed to give...

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...
Budding young sailors from the Waiheke Sea Scouts got their hands on some serious kit last week, when invited to take a tour of the island’s volunteer Coastguard vessel. Around 20 sea scouts met Waiheke Coastguard staff at Matiatia wharf...
Are you driving towards safer speeds? Auckland Transport’s most recent Safe Speed campaign “Love Our Local Community” is over. The Waiheke local board will meet with AT representatives on 31 August to discuss the impact of the campaign and plans...
Parents want their kids to walk or cycle to school, but a lack of footpaths, cycleways and crossings on the island is a major deterrent, according to a recent road-safety survey. Parents of children attending Te Huruhi School, Waiheke Primary...
Waiheke local board chairperson Cath Handley is urging ferry users to keep up the momentum calling for change to get the Minister of Transport to commit to waiving Fullers’ exemption from the public transport operating model. In an open...
Adverse impacts on the landscape and on little blue penguins - and the issue of whether a 75-space carpark and public facilities on the water space are needed - form key props in SKP Incorporated’s bid to scuttle the...