With both schools willing to consider the option, a heated, 25 metre, six-lane lap pool for the island could be built between Waiheke’s high school and the adjacent Te Huruhi Primary for only a little over $1 million and...
And some people say there’s no such thing as a free lunch. That’s hardly the case at the Kai Conscious Cafe in Oneroa, where volunteers serve up a regular Friday feast cooked entirely of food that otherwise would have...

The end of March brings an end to swimming lessons on the island. Since the beginning of the school year, students of Waiheke Primary and Te Huruhi should each have had 10 swimming lessons, the amount funded by the...
Preschoolers had a blast last Sunday afternoon at the Waiheke Playcentre Halloween party. Excited children arrived dressed up as fairies, skeletons, ghosts and witches - even Donald Trump made an appearance. The children made trick-or-treating bags before entering four...
A fantastic night was had by all at the Waiheke High School senior ball at Cable Bay on Friday 27 July. Students and teachers celebrated the Casino Royale-themed event in style. The evening included a sit-down dinner and DJ curated...
Two young Waiheke sailors, Serena Woodall and Jemma Walden, have been accepted into the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron youth training programme for 2017. The course, which has been run by RNZYS each year since 1987, provides intensive keel-boat sail...
One case of gastroenteritis has been reported following water contamination at two Waiheke schools. Auckland Regional Public Health Service is assessing whether the gastroenteritis is linked to contamination of water at Waiheke High or Te Huruhi Primary School or due...
Waiheke athletes featured prominently in the Auckland central primary schools cross country event last week, with five island runners achieving top-20 finishes. More than 40 runners from Waiheke Primary and Te Huruhi Primary made the trip to Grey Lynn Park. Full...
Year Four pupils at Waiheke Primary School were presented with beautiful dictionaries on Monday by local Rotarians Sherryn El Bakary (past president), Nicola Hambly (current youth director) and Louis Kinsler (next youth director). Dictionaries in schools is a global initiative...
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...