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...
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,...