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...
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...
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...
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...
Five bronze waka sit with authority along Auckland’s Beach Road, a marker of the site’s Maori trading heritage and the original shoreline. Waiheke sculptor Chris Bailey has had a busy two years. While helping complete and install the carvings that...

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...
“What’s good for Māori is good for everybody,” is the catch-cry adopted by Waiheke High School’s newly approved whānau form class. The board of trustees has given the green light to an all-ages vertical form class that will launch this...
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...
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...
“Kotahi te kohao o te ngira e kuhuna ai te miro ma, te miro pango, te miro whero. I muri, kia mau ki te aroha, ki te ture, ki te whakapono; Through the eye of the needle pass the...