Two good causes were combined last week. When the Ostend-based Playcentre group were planning activities for Playcentre Awareness Week and realised it was also Sea Week, they decided to explore the island’s beaches.  “Monday was a sea themed morning at...
Island resident David Toomey panicked when he was caught in a strong rip at Palm Beach in December 2018. He’s now sharing his story in an online campaign launched by TSB and Surf Life Saving New Zealand to spread...
School might have been out for the past three weeks, but many primary students have still soaked up some educating hours in the sun with the City Nippers programme from Surf Life Saving Northern Region.Children aged from five to...
Students of Te Huruhi Primary School were challenged to wear crazy hats last Friday as the school reminded them that hats must be worn during term four, and they took the challenge seriously.An abundance of children got creative, cutting,...
Together with Te Huruhi and Waiheke Primary Schools, Cycle Action Waiheke brings the island an exciting and fun opportunity for children to get to school on their own two wheels with their friends and family in these upcoming Bike...
Te Huruhi Primary School’s colour fun run fundraiser went down last Friday with more than 380 children running. Younger students were teamed up with those senior, as it was all about completing the course - that involved water slides...
Many a joke about his massive head was made when Mike King took to the stage at the Waiheke High School hall on Wednesday last week.As the founder and ambassador of The Key to Life Charitable Trust, King has...
Island tamariki under five took to the stage at Te Huruhi School on Friday with a Sing in Spring concert arranged by teacher Maikara Ropata.Kaumatua Pita Mahaki gave an opening karakia, before the hall collectively sang the waiata E...
Teachers from both Te Huruhi and Waiheke Primary Schools were involved in the national strike action on Wednesday 15 August to ask for increased pay, reduced class sizes and extra resources to support special needs students. “I found it inspiring...
School’s outAround 50 primary school staff, students and supporters gathered at the Ostend causeway on Wednesday to push for improved teaching conditions and increased government funding.Those striking on Waiheke joined around 30,000 people calling for action in public events...