Health and Fitness

Health and Fitness

Having set a New Zealand race walking record in Athletics last year, Alana Barber is about to compete in the Rio Olympic Games. Since her family bought a house on Waiheke a few years ago, the island is Ms Barber’s...
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...
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...
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...
Emergency meetings have taken place between the local board, Auckland Council and Waiheke’s under-pressure water supply industry to discuss dealing with the ongoing water shortage. With supply struggling to match demand — and some companies now fully booked until mid...
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...
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...
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...