Inspirational runner, trainer, Gulf News columnist and Trail Tribe champion Sarah Gloyer has been awarded a Waiheke Best Ever certificate and $1000 for her efforts to keep the island fit and healthy. The award comes as Waiheke Harriers held their final AGM,...
The burning question of ‘Who killed Barry?’ remains one of several hot topics amongst the Ostenders as episode three on Tuesday delved even deeper into the secrets and hidden truths of the quirky cast of characters. The disappearance of Dr...
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...
Experience Marine Reserves interactive days take place this weekend with two events at two locations.  Explore the waters of Enclosure Bay on Saturday 18 January between 11am and 4pm by bringing your own gear or get free hire of mask,...
The masterminds behind Te Ara Kirihimete/The Path of Christmas are celebrating a very successful event and a great turnout. Co-organisers Tanya Batt and Kashmir Postel say they have received lots of feedback from people who preferred the more immersive experience...

The easiest way from my old house at the top of Great Barrier Road down to Enclosure Bay if I fancied a fish or a high-tide dip was a straight line. Sure, it meant cutting through a few neighbours’...
A digger arrived on Tuesday to begin work on a much-anticipated Housing Trust build in Onetangi.  “Obviously this gives us renewed enthusiasm for this key project, having been frustrated and greatly delayed by a tortuous consent process,” says Waiheke Community...
If ever there was a week in Auckland to remind us that all life is balanced between the good that humanity can do and the bad, this was it.  As airman Antoine de Saint-Exupéry laid out so clearly in The...

Young South Americans on working holidays are an increasing presence on the island. We see them working in the hospitality sector, socialising at the beach and playing for the senior football teams, but beyond that what do we know...
Mercy on us.  A capital gains tax has been proposed for our benighted country and so far, the wrath of Jove has not smitten us from the register of global approval.   Note to opposition leaders, even Stuff calls out...