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Party vote Green enough for Darleen

Waiheke’s Darleen Tana set off for Parliament on Monday primed to take up a position as one of seven new Green MPs. Number 13 on...

Surfdale church offers free monthly lunches for senior citizens

Waiheke church, Living Waters is now offering a monthly lunch for senior citizens every second Wednesday at 12pm. With increasing numbers of elderly island...

Candidates respond to island issues

Gulf News asked Auckland Central and Tāmaki Makaurau electoral candidates questions about key issues affecting Waiheke. We will be printing their responses over the...

Waiheke petrol may cost $4 per litre by Christmas

Waiheke motorists are likely to be getting a lump of coal in their Christmas stockings this year, with petrol prices hitting $4 per litre. AA...

Rationale for Waiheke ferry exemption ‘proven flawed’ – Waka Kotahi report

In response to numerous official information act requests, including from Gulf News, New Zealand Transport Agency Waka Kotahi has finally released its consultant’s report...

‘Shipwrecked on our own island’ – protestors make a stand at Mātiatia

Clergy, politicians, business owners, mana whenua, academics and families struggling to afford ferry tickets gathered at Mātiatia on Sunday to make a stand against...

Waiheke Local Board cuts reduced in final budget

Waiheke Local Board sees wins and losses in Auckland Council’s budget, characterised by several Auckland councillors after two days’ debate as leaving everybody with...

Following our lead: Waiheke dog policy pads out

Waiheke led the way with Auckland’s first fleet of electric buses, now Waiheke Bus Company’s dog-friendly policy has inspired Auckland Transport chiefs to roll...