Health and Fitness

Health and Fitness

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...
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...
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...
When it comes to physical exertion, youth is generally held to be an advantage. But a scan of this year’s Waiheke Wharf2Wharf category winners suggests grey (or in some cases very little) hair doesn’t always mean trailing in the...
Waiheke Waka Ama Club has had an outstanding run at the Karapiro nationals last month, with one of the tiniest teams taking a top ten spot. • Jo Parker Full Story in this weeks Gulf News.... Out Now!    

Looking for a New Year's resolution? The St John Ambulance service is actively searching for brave new volunteers on Waiheke. The charity is recruiting for volunteer ambulance officers who work alongside permanent staff to respond to emergencies on the island...