Health and Fitness

Health and Fitness

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...
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...
If you ask any surfer on the island about the local surf they’ll say it’s pretty rare. But recent weather has brought in some decent sets of about one and a half to two metre high waves. Someone who got out...
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...
Hundreds walked or ran the 5km, 10km or went the full distance in the third annual Hawaiian Airlines Waiheke Half Marathon on Saturday. A still morning greeted about 1000 runners who circled Oneroa and Blackpool from the Alison Park start/finish...
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...
The annual Madame Rouge Cross Country run was held in the Onetangi ‘Valley of Vines’ last Sunday, raising funds for the Waiheke High School Scholastic Trust. Usually held on the first Saturday of the year, the run was delayed a...
Waiheke Community Pool Society is exploring the possibility of setting up a temporary “pop up pool” on the island. Pool society chairperson Delyth Morgan-Coghlan does not want to reveal too much about the plans because the society has not yet...
Fullers Netball College 1 is playing in the Senior B open grade this season. After winning three out of four games on grading day, the team was placed in a very high, tough grade. They are going to be...
“It’s a great feeling being the underdog and then taking home a score younger crews would be proud of,” 96-year-old dancer Kara Nelson (aka Kara Bang Bang) said after last weekend’s Auckland Regional Hip Hop Championships. The Waiheke Hip Op-eration...