Waiheke Islanders Bruce Plested and Rob Fenwick will be joining six other notable New Zealanders, including Sir Peter Jackson, in the 2016 New Zealand Business Hall of Fame. Established in 1994 by the Young Enterprise Trust, the organisation celebrates enterprise,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
The grape harvest is in full swing at the island’s two-dozen-and-counting commercial vineyards, with winemakers once again having to play the cards they’ve been dealt. Weather-wise, this is the third challenging summer in a row for Waiheke growers, but fingers...
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...
‘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...
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,...