Health and Fitness

Health and Fitness

Times of crisis often prompt us to move forward faster than we might otherwise, as we are forced to find new ways of doing things – and that’s seen Waiheke health workers turning more and more to tech for...
Waiheke Pharmacy has opened an online shop to help customers get the items they need while staying home during the lockdown period. Owner of Waiheke Pharmacy and pharmacist Judy Turnbull says customers can use the site to order repeat...
Has being on lockdown got your routines thrown, exercise depleted or feeling lonely? Island Zumba instructor Rahman Saleh says the solution is just a click away. “Get ready to dance with me,” says Rahman, who has shifted his whole...
The island-wide flu immunisation programme started last week and more than 700 people have already had their flu shots. Rachel Falconer, nurse leader at the Ostend Medical Centre who is managing the flu programme, hopes to have highrisk groups...
The Waiheke Oranga Urgent After-Hours Service celebrated the project launch on Sunday 5 January with a gathering and blessing at Oneroa Accident and Medical Centre.   Just before 9am staff from all three island medical centres gathered outside the main...
Waiheke is set to enjoy a new species of butterfly thanks to one woman’s crusade against a deadly and debilitating illness. Sure, those butterflies will adorn the backs of Fullers’ buses and the lapels of their drivers rather than flitting...
The demanding 20km Westpac Chopper Swim from Waiheke Island to Auckland’s Mechanics Bay took place on Monday 18 March and was the most successful to date.  Swim founder and organiser Olaf Adam prefers participants fundraise for the Auckland Rescue Helicopter...

The St John ambulance team on Waiheke is one of the busiest in the Auckland region, and over the summer months the crew face many unique challenges, as Sophie Boladeras discovers. Traversing Waiheke’s rugged terrain to attend one of the...
For the week ending 14 October, there were a total of 20 accident and medical related callouts on the island.  Ambulance personnel attended two people at the scene of an incident; five were transported to the on-call doctor, two were...
Waiheke Health Trust and Piritahi Health Trust are finalising a business case requesting additional funding to support an integrated urgent after-hours health service on the island. The organisations are seeking approximately half a million dollars a year in support of...