Kauri sculptor John Freeman says he is lucky the fire that engulfed his Little Oneroa property on Sunday didn’t spread to nearby Goodwin Reserve.  Hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of kauri art was destroyed in the blaze at Goodwin...
Josh Emett is bringing his Michelin star status to the table at Oyster Inn after taking over the iconic venue. The Oneroa restaurant and hotel, which looks set for expansion, will be the MasterChef judge’s first solely owned restaurant in...
Waiheke resident Clarissa Mackay has been selected as one of 200 Asia Pacific leaders in the Obama Future Leaders programme. Clarissa is chief executive of non-government organisation Eat Right Be Bright, and is focused on making a difference to child...
Piritahi Hau Ora team produced another memorable Waitangi Day of manaakitanga at Piritahi marae in Blackpool on 6 February. Over 400 people took part in the welcoming pōwhiri, and after a cup of tea to complete the process, they...
As Waiheke faces soaring temperatures coupled with water shortages, the National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research’s (NIWA) latest data shows we are experiencing “extreme drought”. The emergency water plan was activated by Auckland Council on 24 January with water...
The ongoing row between taxis and buses at Matiatia has spread to include the use of the few disabled parking spots at the island’s major gateway. Taxi driver Jan Climo says parking wardens have made her leave the Matiatia keyhole...
After a critically dry period, Waiheke Island’s emergency water supply has now been activated with residents filling up containers at Matiatia car park and Onetangi Sports Park. Water companies on the island are fully booked with one website showing deliveries...
The walls of the Harbourmasters building at Matiatia, etched with stories from years past, are receiving a fresh coat of paint as works to transform the space gain traction.  Knitwear entrepreneurs and long-time Waiheke family, the Pfaffs, are working to...
Rabbit numbers on Waiheke have exploded and native trees and vegetation are under threat as the pest competes for resources. One neighbourhood has called on Auckland Council to intervene as residents struggle with the infestation, and a park ranger at...
The summer cruise ship season is causing consternation among commuters who receive regular notifications alerting them of ferry delays or cancellations.  The responsibility of scheduling the arrival and departure of cruise ships sits with the Ports of Auckland, and the...