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...
New Zealand Post and Kiwibank are separating from being in the same building, with the majority of post services moving up the village to Paper Plus from 15 August. A revamped Kiwibank will remain in the current location, as will...
Marina developer Kennedy Point Boatharbour Limited (KPBL) has applied to Auckland Council to vary the conditions of its resource consent, slowing the start date for construction in the meantime. If approved, the variation will mean a smaller development at...
Bayleys has jumped on board as the principal sponsor of the Waiheke Community Housing Trust. A shortage of affordable long-term rental housing on the island has been a significant issue for years, and Mary Curnow, principal of Bayleys Waiheke is...
Curry for the birthday celebrations - The Ostend Store, or Jerry’s Dairy as it is more popularly known in day-to-day life, has served the Waiheke community for a decade. Owners Jagtar (Jerry) Singh and Parmjit Kaur are putting on a big,...
Almost in defiance of the times, Waiheke Organic Food is closing after 20 years of offering a haven to the health-conscious on Tahi Road. Anna Ripper, Leila Lees and Carol Shortis opened the island’s first organics shop in 1998, selling...
The grape harvest is in full swing at the island’s two-dozen-and-counting commercial vineyards, with winemakers once again having to play the cards they’ve been dealt. Weather-wise, this is the third challenging summer in a row for Waiheke growers, but fingers...

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...
A million dollar Auckland Transport (AT) project to upgrade Putiki Road is now due to begin on 8 January, but business owners on the street are angry after their feedback has apparently fallen on deaf ears – and that...