She’s worked at a Thai hotel with a resident elephant, volunteered to provide veterinary care for animals in the Pacific Islands and has tended to many of Waiheke’s furry friends. Now qualified vet nurse Glenda Gouws is taking up...
It’s been more than a year since a summer traffic trial designed to improve safety at the Mātiatia ferry terminal swung into action, but since day one, island taxi drivers have raised concerns with some even lodging complaints with...
The community has come out in force this year, filling a shipping container with Christmas hampers for island families who need a bit of extra help over the holiday period. In mid-November, Maggie Wikaira, a financial mentor at Waiheke Budgeting...
A few barrels up and down the main street in Oneroa are just the sign of things to come for the ingenious crew at Love Oneroa. Their collective efforts have already brought a lick of paint to the fence up...
Plans for a new cellar door on Onetangi Straight will expand the popular wine destination. The owners of boutique winery, Postage Stamp Wines, have applied for resource consents to open a cellar door and retail facility at 68 Onetangi Road.  Charlotte...
A bold plan to set up shop in the heart of Ostend signals a mainstreet future for Waiheke Island Society for the Care of Animals.  The vision centres on a new two-storey building at 26 Belgium Street, purpose-built to house...
Covid-19 has taken its toll on a favourite source of icecream and coffee for locals. Manhar and Nita Bhikha have been running the Little Oneroa Beach Store for 12 years. During Covid-19 lockdowns, the store has been trading through a side...
The Waiheke Island Society for the Care of Animals is devoted to the upkeep of the island’s furry friends, come rain, shine or pandemic.  Having had to close its doors through the Covid-19 lockdown period, WISCA manager Michell Hopkins and...
Hungry Kiwis went crazy for fast-food last week as lockdown rules relaxed, and Waiheke was no different with some takeaway phones ringing off the hook. It was a welcome boost for Too Fat Buns owners Pounamu Gardiner and Remy Sandoy,...
The Waiheke couple behind the Four-Day Week campaign have expanded their business operations on Waiheke, buying up prime real estate at Onetangi Road to grow their Postage Stamp vineyard. Andrew Barnes and Charlotte Lockhart are currently on lockdown on...