Gulf News has won the coveted Frank Veale Memorial Award for Best Community Newspaper in the independent New Zealand Community Newspapers Association’s 2021 awards for this year. Runner up for the award is The Devonport Flagstaff, a newspaper that was...
Among Jeanine Clarkin’s numerous Matariki projects this year is a special edition maramataka (calendar) that celebrates Waiheke’s mana wāhine – the island’s Māori women.  Called Waiheke Wāhine Maramataka – Waiheke ko te Kāinga e, the calendar presents 13 women, some...
Island Frenchie, one of Waiheke’s tiniest but mightiest eateries, may have to relocate from its prime Oneroa position due to consent issues. Nico Fini, the powerhouse behind Island Frenchie, who operated out of a food truck before customising the shipping...
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...
Just because Waiheke’s Native Bird Rescue spent a month dialing down its intake doesn’t mean those running the show weren’t still… well, running pretty fast. Karen Saunders says the month of reduced services “flew by in a blur of focused...
Cable Bay has lost its appeal against a slew of conditions handed out along with retrospective resource consent for its Verandah restaurant by the Environment Court late last year. High Court Judge Campbell delivered the decision last week and...
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...