‘Tomb Raider’. ‘Jet Fader’. ‘Vomit Comet’. After enduring years of derogatory labels from Waiheke ferry commuters, Jet Raider officially has a new name. Fullers, which has just taken delivery of new Whanganui-built ferry Torea, has sold Jet Raider to the...
Contractors are twiddling thumbs and projects face delays because the Hoporata Quarry has run out of suitable metal. “Contractors can’t go to work and make money,” says Dave Whiting of Gulf Island Earthmovers. “Builders can’t get retaining walls or driveways...
It is almost last orders time for loyal customers of Ringawera Bakery’s artisan products. Co-owner Paddy Griffiths has confirmed what island-based retailers were telling the Gulf News – that the award winning baker is closing the doors after almost eight...
Work on the new supermarket in Ostend is “progressing well” and the store is likely to open between April and June next year. The Countdown on Belgium Street will be 150% larger than the current store with a floor area...
Waiheke Islanders Bruce Plested and Rob Fenwick will be joining six other notable New Zealanders, including Sir Peter Jackson, in the 2016 New Zealand Business Hall of Fame. Established in 1994 by the Young Enterprise Trust, the organisation celebrates enterprise,...
The Covid-19 pandemic has had a massive impact on tourism around the globe, and Waiheke’s tourism operators are feeling the full force of the tap being suddenly turned off on domestic and world travel. Owner and director of Potiki...
Marina developer Kennedy Point Boatharbour Limited (KPBL) has applied to Auckland Council to vary the conditions of its resource consent, slowing the start date for construction in the meantime. If approved, the variation will mean a smaller development at...

Looking for a New Year's resolution? The St John Ambulance service is actively searching for brave new volunteers on Waiheke. The charity is recruiting for volunteer ambulance officers who work alongside permanent staff to respond to emergencies on the island...
In the mid-1980s Rob and Jennie Fenwick came across a remote headland forming the western flank of Te Matuku Bay, on the island’s south-east coast. They bought a small property at Little Bay, accessible only by boat, and put...
Waiheke Organic Food started as a food co-op and grew into a flourishing local business, now solely owned by founding member Anna Ripper. “As the business has expanded, the administrative side has become too dominant to allow time to follow...