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Self-governance bid under threat

Our Waiheke campaigner John Meeuwsen says Our Waiheke is ready to argue that its case for a Waiheke unitary council ...

New planned legislation could stop a Waiheke group's seccession proposal dead in its tracks.

Twelfth Night director scouting for talent

Ray Aucott is a seasoned professional actor but directing all sorts of productions and adapting Shakespeare's plays have ...

Shakespeare expert Ray Aucott is brimming with enthusiasm over his new project - an adaptation of Twelfth Night.

Residents seek solutions to ferry service loss

The familiar yellow Explore ferries will no longer be a regular sighting on the route between Auckland and Waiheke after ...

Public meeting planned to look at ways of preventing Fullers' monopoly on ferry route after Explore axes service.

Waiheke Island ferry service axed

Explore Group has cut its Waiheke Island ferry services after two years because of falling passenger numbers.

Explore Group dumps crossings to Waiheke as a result of falling passenger numbers.

House 'shot up' to silence dogs

Sarah Thorp says her dogs Monty and Bear are still traumatised by the alleged shooting. "You can see it in their eyes."

Couple came home to find someone had taken extreme measures to get a night's peace and quiet.

Man fires nail gun into own hand

The Westpac rescue helicopter attended the injury to the man who had a nail gun mishap.

Rescue helicopter called for man who fired nail gun into own hand.

'Yes we remember – lest we forget'

Homesickness after a decade in LA and witnessing a dawn service at the Waiheke RSA inspired singer songwriter Katy ...

Homesickness after a decade in LA and witnessing a dawn service at the Waiheke Island RSA inspired singer songwriter Katy Soljak to write her song Anzac Dawn.

Good news and more hope

More than $20,000 is handed out at the first New Hope funding round of the year. Pictured are some of the recipients, ...

Donations of goods and constant trade at Waiheke's most popular second hand store continue to boost community causes.

No plastic a no-brainer!

Countdown Waiheke store manager Dave Collo and BYO Bag Waiheke founder Deb Lyttle celebrate the supermarket's decision ...

Big supermarket supports small island environmental initiative to 'bring your own bag'.

Advice on offer at septic system session

Managing a healthy septic tank is all part of being a householder on Waiheke. Unhealthy tanks can contribution to issues ...

Limiting washing machine loads to once a day can make a big difference to how your on-site wastewater system will function, say experts.

Charity style swap calls for donations

Proceeds from the May 6 Style Exchange will go towards tuition for Kavanna Jade, 16, who is catching up on her education ...

Waiheke residents are being invited to scour their wardrobes to help a teenager suffering a life-threatening chronic disease.

Further to walk for hospital bus

The hospital bus route 283 will be leaving from a stop in Commerce St from April 17 onwards.

Waiheke residents say the relocation of the Auckland downtown hospital bus stop will cause them grief.

Island premiere raises funds for good cause

Orphans & Kingdoms stars Colin Moy as an Onetangi property owner who arrives home to find three teenage fugitives in his ...

A feature film shot on Waiheke Island goes on release this month with a fistful of awards.

New Countdown to open in June

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Tenants are looking forward to moving into new retail units at Waiheke's new Countdown in Ostend.

Sun shines down on Waiheke Wine & Food Festival

Waiheke Winegrowers' Association president Craig Biggs toasts the good weather and great turnout at the Waiheke Wine and ...

Crowds flock to the Waiheke Wine and Food Festival on April 2 after skies clear for a sunny day.

'Godfathers' reunite over wine

NZ wine industry expert Terry Dunleavy and international wine merchant Tony Laithwaite enjoy a drop of Te Motu ...

A toast is well overdue for wine industry 'godfathers' Terry Dunleavy MBE and Tony Laithwaite.

Marine reserves urgent, scientists say

The Waiheke Local Board has drawn up a map showing 12 proposed marine reserves around Waiheke and neighbouring islands ...

Scientists say Waiheke must press ahead with plans for marine reserves as snapper sizes fall.

Festival acts just the ticket

The Wellington City Shake-'Em-On-Downers are crowd pleasers at the Waiheke International Jazz Festival Grand Finale concert.

Waiheke International Jazz Festival director John Quigley is already thinking about next year's event.

Time to jazz it up

Waiheke International Jazz Festival director John Quigley, left, is all set for three days and nights of non-stop music ...

Festival all set for three days and nights of music at four Waiheke Island venues.

Charity swimmers game for gulf

Fit fundraisers ready to swim from Waiheke to Mechanics Bay. Back row from left: Michael Buck, Natalie Dobson, Jillian ...

It could take up to seven hours for swimmers to make their way from Matiatia to Mechanics Bay on March 31.

Uninsured driver faces $90,000 bill

This silver station wagon ended up smashing down the ravine into a tree on March 9 after a car crash with a Range Rover ...

Crashing into an "almost new" Range Rover promises to be an expensive mistake for the driver at fault.

Free festival of original songs and poetry

Grey Lynn Performance Poet is featured poet at the Song & Poetry Festival on March 19 at The Waiheke Library, ...

An celebration of original songs and poetry will take place in the Artworks Courtyard on Saturday evening.

Inferno heaven-sent for brigades

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The fire department burn a Waiheke home that used to belong to Mark Hotchin ...

Volunteer firefighters grateful for successful training day at Boatshed Bay.

Waiheke closer to self-government

One Waiheke's John Meeuwsen is delighted the island is now closer to getting its own unitary council.

Waiheke just took one step closer to local self-government with an announcement that its application for a unitary council will be assessed.

Guests dig deep for chopper service

Sipping Man O' War wines and sampling a 10-course walking degustation by top chefs is the order of the day for guests at ...

 Top chefs help make fundraiser for rescue helicopter service a huge success at celebrated Waiheke vineyard.

Cyclist critical after 15m fall

The Auckland Westpac rescue helicopter was called to Waiheke Island to aid a cyclist who had fallen 15 metres down a bank.

A cyclist fell 15 metres down a bank after he swerved to avoid an oncoming truck.

All that jazz and so much more

The Wellington City Shake-Em-On-Downers will return to Morra Hall for the Waiheke International Jazz Festival this Easter.

MORRA hall on Waiheke Island has hidden benefits that are boosting bookings, says manager.

Geraint's off to Las Vegas

Geraint Vincent is looking forward to competing against American and Canadian boys when he gets to the basketball ...

Not many 12-year-olds get to play in Vegas but a basketball whiz is doing just that.

Tiny tots learn to swim

Victor Crosland, 4, is one of a handful of Tots on the Rock kids who takes private lessons with swimming instructor ...

 Founders of an early childhood centre on Waiheke are using their parents' pool to teach infants swimming.

Man hit by bike flown to hospital

Waiheke police are asking any witnesses to the accident on Tuesday morning to call (09) 372 1150.

An elderly man is in hospital after a cyclist ran him over as he was crossing Waiheke road.

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