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...
After only ten days without one, Artworks Community Theatre has found a new theatre manager in the experienced Teresa Sokolich. Though she maintains that she still has some growing and developing to do, Teresa enters her new position carrying years...
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...
Aucklanders are getting a subtle reminder that, even in the depths of winter, they can jump on a ferry for some rest and relaxation. Funded by the Waiheke Island Tourism Forum, Fullers and ATEED, the Waiheke is Warmer campaign is...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...