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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Work on the new supermarket in Ostend is “progressing well” and the store is likely to open between April and June next year. The Countdown on Belgium Street will be 150% larger than the current store with a floor area...
Contractors are twiddling thumbs and projects face delays because the Hoporata Quarry has run out of suitable metal. “Contractors can’t go to work and make money,” says Dave Whiting of Gulf Island Earthmovers. “Builders can’t get retaining walls or driveways...
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...
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...