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...
Waiheke Island Tourism Forum has marked a successful year with its AGM and already has several initiatives it hopes to progress in 2018.The forum is focusing on a dual role – ensuring the views of tourism operators are heard...
In the mid-1980s Rob and Jennie Fenwick came across a remote headland forming the western flank of Te Matuku Bay, on the island’s south-east coast. They bought a small property at Little Bay, accessible only by boat, and put...
Waiheke postal worker Sonia Quazi was caught by surprise when a film crew from New Zealand Post contacted her about being featured in a video for its Facebook page.Highlighting her exemplary customer service, the online video has now...
Doors are open again at Palm Beach Store after a two-month refurbishment. A fresh lick of paint and new lino mask the extent of reinstatement work needed after floodwaters swept through the shop on 8 March.While the store reopened...
‘Tomb Raider’. ‘Jet Fader’. ‘Vomit Comet’. After enduring years of derogatory labels from Waiheke ferry commuters, Jet Raider officially has a new name.Fullers, which has just taken delivery of new Whanganui-built ferry Torea, has sold Jet Raider to the...