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Young student scientist cleans up with dishwashing tablet discovery

A budding Waiheke scientist has made a money-saving discovery that when it comes to dishwasher tablets on Waiheke, half a tablet works just as...

Wartime sinking of liner now huge threat to gulf

In the midwinter of 1940, the Royal Mail Ship Niagara carrying eight tonnes of South African gold bullion departed Auckland on the second leg...

Judge leaves island’s rural boundaries off the maps

Hopes for challenging the removal of a protection on Waiheke’s rural land have taken a blow. Auckland Unitary Plan independent hearings panel chairperson Judge David...

Protections for island’s rural land rubbed out

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...

Island could lose say over ocean

Waiheke leaders are fighting to keep a local voice on the Hauraki Gulf Forum which is making plans for the future of the gulf. Waitemata...

Love our fruit trees

Fruit trees are soon to fill empty public spaces and berms around Waiheke. The Love Our Fruit Trees Waiheke Project will see 385 fruit trees...

Step towards greener road works

Auckland Council is finally taking steps to sort out problems with Auckland Transport’s work on Waiheke. After a presentation from Waiheke Local Board chairperson Paul...

Marine reserve plans for gulf create waves

Keep Our Beaches is renewing its fight over plans for marine reserves on the northern coast of Waiheke. Group representative Deb Cox, from Sandy Bay,...

New trail leads to beautiful Cascades

Visitors wanting to visit the Cascades in Whakanewha Regional Park now have another path to take. Two hundred easy gradient steps have now been completed,...

Bunny McDiarmid takes top international Greenpeace role

Waiheke resident Bunny McDiarmid (left) and American-born Jennifer Morgan will be the first two women to become international executive directors of Greenpeace International. The two...