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...
Flower grower Christy Ralphs made the heartbreaking decision to destroy many of her crops this month after a government decision declared they could not be sold during the level-four lockdown. Nourish Gardens, a sustainable flower farm at Owhanake Bay...
The Covid-19 pandemic has had a massive impact on tourism around the globe, and Waiheke’s tourism operators are feeling the full force of the tap being suddenly turned off on domestic and world travel. Owner and director of Potiki...
While humans are trying hard to keep their distance from one another, young oysters require continuous attention to ensure their survival. Staff at Te Matuku Oysters are continuing to tend to their growing shellfish, while exploring the possibility of...
Sophie Boladeras talks to courier driver Ken Anderson to find out what life is like driving Waiheke’s deserted streets delivering essential items to businesses and families hunkered down in their bubbles. Instead of a cheery greeting and a quick chat,...
The walls of the Harbourmasters building at Matiatia, etched with stories from years past, are receiving a fresh coat of paint as works to transform the space gain traction.  Knitwear entrepreneurs and long-time Waiheke family, the Pfaffs, are working to...
Mudbrick Vineyard won two gold medals at the China Wine and Spirits Awards for their 2018 Mudbrick Reserve Chardonnay and the 2018 Mudbrick Reserve Syrah. The team also scored a bronze medal for its Reserve Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit...
In a first for New Zealand Fashion Week, Greatest Friend, an Oneroa-based clothing store, is showing an entirely vintage collection as part of the sustainability-themed event. The show is taking place on Saturday 31 August at the Auckland Town...