Discussions are heating up around the $15 million redevelopment of Matiatia with designs soon to be released for public feedback. Key stakeholders, including the Waiheke Transport Forum, the local board and Ngāti Pāoa, are working with Auckland Transport on...
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...
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...
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...

People of all ages, nationalities and skin colours had gathered under the sun outside Piritahi Marae on the morning of Wednesday 6 February, waiting to be officially welcomed onto the grounds to take part in the solemn celebrations of...
Waiheke tamariki had rehearsed for weeks to put on an evening of Matariki celebrations on Wednesday last week at Te Huruhi Hall for the whole Waiheke whanau whanui. Pita Mahaki kicked things off with a karakia, before Piritahi Childcare took...
If you fancy some kapa haka without the tricky moves then Jan Newton has found your perfect stage. In conjunction with Piritahi Marae, Jan is assembling a kaumatua and whanau group to perform at upcoming kapa haka events. If all...
This year’s Waitangi Day event at Piritahi Marae was another incredible celebration of Aotearoa’s history, Māori cultural traditions and a thoughtful expression of community engagement.  Attended by several hundred people throughout the day from all age groups, backgrounds and walks...