Waiheke education entrepreneurs have grabbed the attention of women-only funding platform SheEO, which has announced them as semi-finalists for New Zealand’s 2021 Venture. Talking Tree Hill’s Kirsten Simmons, Andrea Hutchins and Clarissa MacKay impressed SheEO with their Nature2classroom program which...
Waiheke residents are taking full advantage of support offered by Waiheke Adult Learning to bridge the technological divide. Waiheke Adult Learning has begun running regular workshops and classes to help people overcome access issues and increase their digital skills since...
Waiheke Primary School children were pelted with colourful paint powder and splashed down wet and wild water slides to put the fun into fundraising last Friday. Principal Nick Shaw – who also pluckily entered into the mucky spirit of the...
Waiheke High School students would like to give a shout-out to all the workplaces that opened their doors last week for career taster days. Year 12 and 13 students were taken under wing by a host of professionals and tradespeople...
Waiheke students and teachers donned vibrant pink outfits last Friday to show their support for global bullying prevention campaign Pink Shirt Day. The annual initiative got its start in Aotearoa in 2009, but its origins are Canadian. Back in 2007,...
Waiheke children will have even more access to nature education after the Ministry of Social Development recognised Talking Tree Hill with OSCAR accreditation. The OSCAR (Out of School Care and Recreation) accreditation means that eligible families can apply for a...
Fatal drownings at beaches and coastlines around the country are on the up, with men faring the worst, according to a Surf Life Saving New Zealand report released this week. A staggering 87 percent of drowning victims between 2010 and...
Waiheke Library will be launching new free storytime sessions for preschoolers on Fridays at 10am, starting from 12 February.  “We put storytimes on hold last year to give us time to reassess and connect with the community about their preferences...
After a tough 2020, a free event for children has been designed to kick off 2021 in style – and organisers have put out a plea to help it swing into action. Kids Day Out is a non-ticketed event for...

Te reo Maori teacher Elisha Scott has helped start a revolution in learning at Te Huruhi Primary and, when she leaves her post this week, she’s confident momentum will just keep building. Whaea Elisha, as she’s known to her students,...