One of Waiheke’s biggest tourist attractions is holding a “locals day” as a way to say thanks to Waiheke residents who have helped them weather the economic storm of the past 15 months. EcoZip will close to the general public...
Waiheke’s community pantries and fridges are such a vital lifeline for scores of people on the island, that they are empty by 2pm every day. Many people even arrive early in the morning before they’re stocked. Volunteers for the Waiheke...
She’s worked at a Thai hotel with a resident elephant, volunteered to provide veterinary care for animals in the Pacific Islands and has tended to many of Waiheke’s furry friends. Now qualified vet nurse Glenda Gouws is taking up...
It’s been more than a year since a summer traffic trial designed to improve safety at the Mātiatia ferry terminal swung into action, but since day one, island taxi drivers have raised concerns with some even lodging complaints with...
The community has come out in force this year, filling a shipping container with Christmas hampers for island families who need a bit of extra help over the holiday period. In mid-November, Maggie Wikaira, a financial mentor at Waiheke Budgeting...
A few barrels up and down the main street in Oneroa are just the sign of things to come for the ingenious crew at Love Oneroa. Their collective efforts have already brought a lick of paint to the fence up...
Plans for a new cellar door on Onetangi Straight will expand the popular wine destination. The owners of boutique winery, Postage Stamp Wines, have applied for resource consents to open a cellar door and retail facility at 68 Onetangi Road.  Charlotte...
A bold plan to set up shop in the heart of Ostend signals a mainstreet future for Waiheke Island Society for the Care of Animals.  The vision centres on a new two-storey building at 26 Belgium Street, purpose-built to house...
Covid-19 has taken its toll on a favourite source of icecream and coffee for locals. Manhar and Nita Bhikha have been running the Little Oneroa Beach Store for 12 years. During Covid-19 lockdowns, the store has been trading through a side...
The Waiheke Island Society for the Care of Animals is devoted to the upkeep of the island’s furry friends, come rain, shine or pandemic.  Having had to close its doors through the Covid-19 lockdown period, WISCA manager Michell Hopkins and...