Clad in charcoal corrugated steel, a large new structure in Onetangi is ready for an internal fit-out after a challenging year. The Waiheke Community Housing Trust embarked on the $1 million Onetangi project, its first new build, in February 2020....
Connectivity today means cell towers and ultra-fast broadband but casting back, it was the post office that kept communities connected to the outside world. To explore this rich history in communication, from pigeon post to telegrams and letters, the Waiheke...
A blessing and the arrival of a barge at Kennedy Point this morning, Tuesday 9 March, signalled that construction of the marina planned for the bay may soon begin. Ngāti Pāoa kaumātua Harley Wade conducted the blessing on a boat...
The latest update at 3.43pm on Friday 3 March is that the National Advisory on tsunami activity is now cancelled. The advice from GNS Science based on ocean observations is that the Beach and Marine threat has now passed for...
She’s on dry land for now, but the newly restored Kate is set for a full month of sailing through January culminating with her first overnighter to Mahurangi Regatta. The tail-end of 2020 has seen some true Waiheke grit and...
Celebrations were held and a sense of relief flooded many community members last Friday following a decision to refuse a liquor licence which could have seen a new large-scale bottle store established in Surfdale. The court’s ruling to overturn the...
Milk bottles and plastic bottles made of plastics numbered one and two that are taken to the Waiheke Community Resource Recovery Park in Ostend will now be recycled thanks to new relationships with recycling buyers, says the centre’s community...
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...
Trappers hot on the trail of an island-hopping stoat finally caught up with the crafty pest on Rangitoto. Weighing in at 363g, the male stoat is now being tested to see if it originated on Waiheke or Auckland. Stoat-detecting dogs will...
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...