Waiheke children will have even more access to nature education after the Ministry of Social Development recognised Talking Tree Hill with OSCAR accreditation. The OSCAR (Out of School Care and Recreation) accreditation means that eligible families can apply for a...
Fatal drownings at beaches and coastlines around the country are on the up, with men faring the worst, according to a Surf Life Saving New Zealand report released this week. A staggering 87 percent of drowning victims between 2010 and...
Waiheke Library will be launching new free storytime sessions for preschoolers on Fridays at 10am, starting from 12 February.  “We put storytimes on hold last year to give us time to reassess and connect with the community about their preferences...
After a tough 2020, a free event for children has been designed to kick off 2021 in style – and organisers have put out a plea to help it swing into action. Kids Day Out is a non-ticketed event for...

Te reo Maori teacher Elisha Scott has helped start a revolution in learning at Te Huruhi Primary and, when she leaves her post this week, she’s confident momentum will just keep building. Whaea Elisha, as she’s known to her students,...
Young filmmakers fresh from the challenge of completing their own films for the Waiheke Youth Film Festival are now turning their skills to helping Waiheke businesses. Filmmaker and mentor Rowena Baines is guiding the six winners of the festival in...
After another successful Waiheke High School Ball, head boy Ethan Douglas and head girl Molly Davidson describe how the ingredients came together for a memorable night. Ethan Douglas The Ball 2020 was, by far, the best ball that I had ever...
Te Huruhi School’s sleek $23m rebuild has been signed-off by building inspectors, marking a new era as staff and students fully embrace their “innovative learning environment”. Principal Adam Cels admitted the process, which commenced in 2013, has been a “rollercoaster...
If a school is supposed to provide the building blocks to a successful education, then Waiheke High School is taking its role extremely literally. The call has gone out for Waiheke residents to scour the back of their cupboards and...
Playcentre members are heartbroken at the lack of recognition the organisation has received from the government. Last week’s Budget announcements brought an increase of $3.1m in funding over four years to Playcentre Aotearoa New Zealand. The funding increase amounts to...