Before donning their togs, residents and visitors alike might like to do a little research to ensure they know what they’re swimming in this summer. Many beaches in the Auckland region are regularly deemed unsafe for swimming due to high...
Despite January being the traditional high-season on Waiheke, some restaurants and cafes are shutting up shop on certain days of the week or reducing their hours of operation due to the hospitality staffing crisis.  Poderi Crisci restaurant manager and Restaurant...
The America’s Cup competition is heating up this week with the Prada Cup under way from Friday. Organisers say some spots on Waiheke will make for good viewing of certain race courses, although the best seats tend to be...
Warmer seas around Waiheke are leading to sharks, whales and little blue penguins changing their habits – and creating ideal conditions for infestations of jellyfish.  Niwa meteorologist Ben Noll says satellites are used to measure ocean temperatures across the Auckland...
Waiheke continues to mourn following the death of Ngāti Pāoa elder George Kahi, while his iwi pledges to continue work on his legacy projects here. A cultural champion, George had a vision for Waiheke and worked closely with a range...
Illegal fireworks which caused a New Year’s Eve scrub fire by Little Oneroa beach came within metres and minutes of burning a home, firefighters have warned. Three fire trucks and a water storage tanker were called out to the blaze...
SKP Incorporated is taking its legal fight against the granting of consent for a marina at Kennedy Point to the Supreme Court. On Wednesday 23 December, the community group filed its notice of application in the Supreme Court of New...
Waiheke’s holiday season is often a time of revelry and beach sports for residents and visitors alike, but wildlife champion Karen Saunders is warning that this same period can be like “an obstacle course or war zone” for birdlife. Karen...
A Fullers360 sailing from Auckland to Waiheke on Wednesday afternoon was held up for around 45 minutes while the ferry, Kekeno, when to the aid of a launch taking on water in the Waitematā harbour off St Heliers Beach. Fullers360...

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,...