Flower grower Christy Ralphs made the heartbreaking decision to destroy many of her crops this month after a government decision declared they could not be sold during the level-four lockdown. Nourish Gardens, a sustainable flower farm at Owhanake Bay...
Mudbrick Vineyard won two gold medals at the China Wine and Spirits Awards for their 2018 Mudbrick Reserve Chardonnay and the 2018 Mudbrick Reserve Syrah. The team also scored a bronze medal for its Reserve Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit...
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 organic vineyard Awaroa has received top ratings for all six of its wines in prestigious Australian wine magazine Winestate. All the wines were either awarded five, four and a half or four gold stars from a possible five. Made by...
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...
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...
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 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...
The grape harvest is in full swing at the island’s two-dozen-and-counting commercial vineyards, with winemakers once again having to play the cards they’ve been dealt. Weather-wise, this is the third challenging summer in a row for Waiheke growers, but fingers...