Author: Shirin

Waiheke Finally Presented the Roger Award to Auckland City Councillors Cathy Casey, Denise Roche, and Richard Northey at a lively Artworks Ceremony on Saturday.   Amidst much hilarity and some sombreness, the award was finally accepted by the City Vision Councillors on behalf of Auckland City Council.   Denise Roche spoke of conflicts of interest, John of […]

Meriel Watts, scientist for the Pesticide Action Network, and local resident, talks of the dangers of spray drift from pesticide and weedspraying on Waiheke, citing a possible link to increased cancers and fatigue syndromes.   Currently residents have no recourse against spraying, but she suggests that wineries should take the long term view, and switch […]

The Select Committee A beautiful day at Onetangi, had the usual suspects and other concerned residents huddled into a dark room to submit on the Supercity GAC concept. To their credit, the Select Committee seemed on the whole to be listening, with committee members asking pertinent questions and showing interest in Waiheke issues.     […]

This Monday, the Campaign for Fare Ferry Fares will be presenting Nikki Kaye, our MP, with a petition calling for affordable and sustainable fares on the Waiheke to Auckland Central Route.   Recognising the importance of sustainable and affordable public transport, she has agreed to present this petition to Parliament as part of the discussion […]

This programme broadcasts on the Thursday, 18 June at 7.00pm and Sunday, 21 June at 12 noon.   Phil Twyford talks about why it’s important to make submissions on the Supercity, what kinds of issues to submit on.  In the second half he talks about the outcome of the Mount Alber bi-election.  Listen to podcast One […]

Woolworths is on target to reopen next Monday, says Tony Hayes, area manager for Woolworths.   The shop will reopen in the 40% of the building where the roof is structurally sound.   There will be no deli section, or in store bakery, but packaged bread, dairy, frozen foods, vegetables and pre-packed deli foods will […]

Auckland City Councillors in a full meeting  of council today, resolved to enter into a 10 year contract with TPI  for waste collection as well as operation and redevelopment of the Waiheke transfer station.  In a 10 minute deputation to the councillors, Peta Rickys spoke about how the tender and the process did not meet […]

Broadcast on Thursday 3rd June at 7pm  and Sunday 6th June at noon.   Listen to Fran Lapsley, adult literacy co-ordinator talk about adult literacy programmes for Waiheke and a new 25 hour programme to provide workplace advice or upskill you into a dream job.   In the second half students we meet students and […]

This programme goes out on Thursday,  21 May at 7.00 and  Sunday, 24 May at 12.00 noon.   You can also click here to listen to the podcast.   This week’s show follows the Waiheke Does it Better, protest up Queen Street on Thursday, 14th May .  Read all about it in the Gulf News […]

This programme is broadcast at 7.00pm on Thursday,  April 23rd and 12.00pm on Sunday, April 26th. Suc Connor talks about spearheading the Campaign against wheelie bins, what we can do to support the campaign and about the inconsistencies and omissions in Council policy and reports.  Someone suggested to me today that the Cory Road pavement […]

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