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...
Marina developer Kennedy Point Boatharbour Limited (KPBL) has applied to Auckland Council to vary the conditions of its resource consent, slowing the start date for construction in the meantime. If approved, the variation will mean a smaller development at...
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...
Curry for the birthday celebrations - The Ostend Store, or Jerry’s Dairy as it is more popularly known in day-to-day life, has served the Waiheke community for a decade. Owners Jagtar (Jerry) Singh and Parmjit Kaur are putting on a big,...
‘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...
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...

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...
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...
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...
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...