The iconic Palm Beach Store is back in business - though squeezed into half the space - after last month’s floods. Half the store remains off limits behind a blue tarpaulin while decisions are made about swollen particle board flooring...
Waiheke organic vineyard Awaroa has received top ratings for all six of its wines in prestigious Australian wine magazine Winestate. All the wines were either awarded five, four and a half or four gold stars from a possible five. Made by...
‘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...
Anyone wanting to be reassured that ‘the old Waiheke’ is alive and thriving should spend the next fine Saturday morning at Ostend’s weekly market. Though versions of farmers’ markets are now fashionable and popular in many centres, this one has...
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...
It is almost last orders time for loyal customers of Ringawera Bakery’s artisan products. Co-owner Paddy Griffiths has confirmed what island-based retailers were telling the Gulf News – that the award winning baker is closing the doors after almost eight...
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...
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...
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 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...