If you ask any surfer on the island about the local surf they’ll say it’s pretty rare. But recent weather has brought in some decent sets of about one and a half to two metre high waves. Someone who got out...
Teams from the island’s two primary schools ended up facing each other in a nail-biting match at the Inner City Primary Interschool netball competition last week, with Waiheke Primary taking out the honours. Three teams, two from Te Huruhi and...
It was a great weekend at Waiheke Dirt Track with the Waiuku club arriving with three saloons and seven demolition cars and about 30 people camping at the venue. The crowds kept coming in spite of a bit of a...
Waiheke Community Pool Society is exploring the possibility of setting up a temporary “pop up pool” on the island. Pool society chairperson Delyth Morgan-Coghlan does not want to reveal too much about the plans because the society has not yet...
Having set a New Zealand race walking record in Athletics last year, Alana Barber is about to compete in the Rio Olympic Games. Since her family bought a house on Waiheke a few years ago, the island is Ms Barber’s...
Not only did Waiheke woman Jane Scarles win $10,000 to spend on sports gear for a nominated school last week but she won rugby legend Dan Carter as well. The former All Black visited the nominated school, Waiheke High, last...
Two young Waiheke sailors, Serena Woodall and Jemma Walden, have been accepted into the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron youth training programme for 2017. The course, which has been run by RNZYS each year since 1987, provides intensive keel-boat sail...
The pool at Te Huruhi Primary School has been closed all summer and the opening date remains uncertain. School board of trustees chairperson Kevin Glover says repairs that were meant to take place during the summer holidays have been delayed,...
Famous former All Black captain, Richie McCaw, was noticed dining at Oneroa’s The Oyster Inn last week. Richie enjoyed lemon sole and oysters for lunch while chatting with business associates, says co-owner of The Oyster Inn, Andrew Glenn. “What an honour...
Drinking water will soon flow in five island parks, after Waiheke Local Board decided to spend $30,000 on the project. The board has set aside $30,000 to provide water fountains and taps at Palm Beach playground, Surfdale Reserve, the Old...