Waiheke’s cinema is feeling the pinch with fewer people opting to lounge in the couches in front of the big screen for their viewing entertainment. “It’s as slow as molasses,” says projectionist Michael Somers, while front of house co-ordinator Jane...
The drive to get free weekend ferry trips for Waiheke kids in line with the rest of Auckland is ramping up, but it’s not known yet as to whether all island children between five and 15 will be included. Free...
As Waiheke High School says farewell to two much-loved teachers, Liza Hamilton catches up with them to find out what’s taking them away from the island. Paul Knighton is stepping down as deputy principal at Waiheke High School to take on...
Fresh from his NRL grand final win, Melbourne Storm hooker Brandon Smith is quarantining in Auckland as he counts down to his return home to Waiheke. He comes back with the diamond-encrusted premiership ring, which he famously joked he planned...
More than 1000 gardeners and garden-lovers came along to a special 20th anniversary Waiheke Garden Festival at the weekend, which was hailed a resounding success. An estimated $62,000 was raised for sick children on the island through the Jassy Dean...
A four-week-old kiwi called Kōanga stole the hearts of those gathered on Rotoroa Island to witness his release.  The young kiwi was welcomed onto the predator-free island sanctuary last Saturday 7 November as the first release of hte season and...
The issue of inadequate toilet facilities during the holiday period comes up every year, and although the number of visitors to the island could be less this summer, public bathroom availability, particularly in Oneroa, is still a concern. Covid-19...
Teething troubles are following in the wake of Te Huruhi’s $23m school rebuild, with a hazardous new parking and drop-off area worrying some parents, teachers and board members. Chairperson of the school’s board of trustees Emma Bolser says this...
The two remaining charges laid by Auckland Council in 2018 against former Waiheke Local Board chairman Paul Walden were withdrawn earlier this month after more than two years of nearly monthly court adjournments and a lack of disclosure of...
In a show of community support, a battered 22-foot classic yacht was demolished and removed from Onetangi beach this week. Volunteers pooled their skills and resources and worked under the midday sun to get the vessel off the sand. The...