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Waiheke facing ‘tsunami of pressure’ around council plan merger

Auckland Council is about to start the preliminary work on reviews of the Auckland Unitary and Hauraki Gulf Island District Plans which may see...

Tensions between community group and local board deputy chair

A group of “concerned residents of Waiheke” made a call for civility during the public forum of last week’s Waiheke Local Board meeting, as...

Get to know your candidates

Gulf News has asked candidates for the Waiheke Local Board a series of questions about how they work, their goals and their opinions on...

Bob Upchurch not standing for re-election as candidates announced

Nominations for Tāmaki Makaurau’s local election candidates closed on Friday, with 12 people confirmed to be standing for the Waiheke Local Board. Chairwoman Cath Handley...

Local board pushes back against council’s new freedom camping bylaw

The Waiheke Local Board is at odds with Auckland Council over the direction of freedom camping on Waiheke. Council’s new draft bylaw would allow freedom...

Board approves Pāoa names, rejects developer’s request

The developer of a 25-lot subdivision straddling Thompson’s Point sought approval from the Waiheke Local Board for its preferred road names at last Wednesday’s...

Local board closes door on workshops

Board workshops with council officials will be closed to the public over the coming three years after Waiheke’s new board, chaired by Cath Handley,...

Local election events coming up

Local body elections are under way and candidates are preparing to share their views at meetings over the coming weeks, as well as organising...

Tackling Waiheke’s housing crisis

The Waiheke Local Board recently put $10,000 towards the provision of emergency and transitional housing on the island. The grant will be used by...

Local board members left out of sports park plans

The Waiheke Local Board won’t have as much input on the direction of Rangihoua Reserve and Onetangi Sports Park after reversing a previous decision...