Waiheke Primary School Deputy Principal Olive Campbell is both teacher and student, studying every week at Auckland University of Technology so that she’s able to confidently pass on te reo and te ao Māori to her students. Te reo Māori...
Waiheke High students shone bright at a Māori performing arts showcase at the school, with rhythmic poi dances and powerful haka last Thursday. Friends and family turned out for the colourful, high-energy event, watching on as students demonstrated their creativity...
The developer of a 25-lot subdivision straddling Thompson’s Point sought approval from the Waiheke Local Board for its preferred road names at last Wednesday’s monthly board meeting. Wawata Estate Limited had put forward road names suggested by Ngāi Tai Ki...
The Covid-19 pandemic has had a massive impact on tourism around the globe, and Waiheke’s tourism operators are feeling the full force of the tap being suddenly turned off on domestic and world travel. Owner and director of Potiki...
Piritahi Hau Ora team produced another memorable Waitangi Day of manaakitanga at Piritahi marae in Blackpool on 6 February. Over 400 people took part in the welcoming pōwhiri, and after a cup of tea to complete the process, they...
Piritahi Marae was brimming with music from around the world last week as a talented group of 18 to 30-year-old musicians entertained a large crowd as part of Ethno New Zealand. Guests were welcomed on to the marae with...
A karakia was performed every morning last week to bless the three exhibitions that were opened at the Waiheke Community Art Gallery on Friday 22 November. A crowd gathered outside the gallery on the balmy early summer evening to be...
A Waiheke kapa haka group is preparing for a trip to Hawaii next year. Waiheke High School’s Piringākau kapa haka group is preparing to visit the Polynesian island of Oahu in April next year. “The purpose of this trip is to...
One of Māoridom’s most spiritual objects has been brought to Waiheke where it will be hosted by Piritahi Marae. Having spent the past month at Mātaatua Marae ki Tāmaki, the mauri stone of Te Matatini kapa haka competition was brought...
Waiheke High School students celebrated Matariki with their annual celebration which included haka and waiata competitions, ki-o-rahi games and quizzes – all rounded off with a hāngī for the 450-plus pupils. The midwinter event was held last Friday 28 June and...