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...
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...
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,...
In a first for New Zealand Fashion Week, Greatest Friend, an Oneroa-based clothing store, is showing an entirely vintage collection as part of the sustainability-themed event. The show is taking place on Saturday 31 August at the Auckland Town...
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...
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...
The walls of the Harbourmasters building at Matiatia, etched with stories from years past, are receiving a fresh coat of paint as works to transform the space gain traction.  Knitwear entrepreneurs and long-time Waiheke family, the Pfaffs, are working to...
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...
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...

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...