One person has been found in breach of Waiheke’s rāhui.  The ban, announced by Ngāti Pāoa, and legalised by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) on 1 December, protects four species of kaimoana one nautical mile around the island.  Soon after...
Wild weather saw a Sealegs vessel capsize as its crew tried to navigate large waves pummelling Onetangi Beach last Wednesday afternoon. The conditions were the result of Cyclone Cody, which brought high winds, large swells and crashing waves to many...
Steve Edwards is a Waiheke singer-songwriter who is making a dent in the international music scene. After several years performing with bands on the festival circuit in the UK, Steve, who originally hails from the West Coast, has transplanted to...
The historic Rocky Bay store on Glen Brook Road was built in 1924, burned down in 2003 and has remained a charred shell, increasingly overgrown with vegetation. But Waiheke couple Simon Thompson and Mel Rowsell recently bought the property...
A bustling summer with the return of holidaymakers and Auckland day trippers after Covid restrictions eased is just what Waiheke cafés, bars and restaurants need. But they are still dealing with the ongoing strain the pandemic has put on...
On Christmas Eve, every bank branch on Waiheke Island closed for the holidays, leaving business owners feeling short-changed when they couldn’t make their regular deposits. During one of their busiest times of year, many island businesses found themselves unable to...
Stephanie Regener was riding a scooter to Onetangi Beach to meet her boyfriend when she was hit head-on by a car, leaving her hospitalised with badly broken legs. The 32-year-old Hamburg native remained conscious throughout the accident and recalls seeing...
New Zealand Fashion Week is celebrating its 20th event this February with one of the largest ever Waiheke Island contingents. Waiheke resident and Fashion Week brand partnerships manager Myken Stewart has always tried to bring as many island businesses and...
The shipwreck of their vessel is devastating for a transplanted Waiheke couple known for their outreach work in the Pacific.  Rosalie Clare, a 70-foot, Lidgard-designed sloop-rigged wooden ketch, was carried aground at Matiatia Bay by high winds and rough seas...
Practice suddenly got real for a group of Waiheke trainee lifeguards, when a surfer and a young boy got caught in a rip. Last Wednesday was the last class of the year for lifeguard instructor John Bassett and  his four...