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...
A Fullers360 sailing from Auckland to Waiheke on Wednesday afternoon was held up for around 45 minutes while the ferry, Kekeno, when to the aid of a launch taking on water in the Waitematā harbour off St Heliers Beach. Fullers360...
Joining a historic wave of returning Kiwi expats amid the global pandemic, Waiheke’s Michael Drawbridge has packed up his life in London to come home – but not before a goodbye cycle trip the length of Great Britain and...

Somen Debnath began travelling the world long before Covid-19 hit. He’s visited 157 countries by bike over the past 16 years, spreading awareness around HIV/Aids and promoting a message of peace, understanding and compassion. Sophie Boladeras sits down with...
Waiheke’s ferry services are closely monitoring the Covid-19 situation, with Sealink recommending people stay in their vehicles and Fullers360 suggesting people travel outside of peak hours. Fullers’ Safety and Risk manager Alistair Thomson says the restrictions around mass gatherings do...
More than 50 Waiheke families, businesses and individuals have had the chance to trial an electric vehicle (EV) in a bid to introduce even more to the island. “The ‘try out an EV campaign’ is only halfway through,” says Electric...
In the lead up to the launch of Waiheke’s new bus network, a series of public information sessions to get face-to-face information from Auckland Transport staff begins this month. The new network launches on Sunday 13 October resulting in...
Waiheke local board chairperson Cath Handley is urging ferry users to keep up the momentum calling for change to get the Minister of Transport to commit to waiving Fullers’ exemption from the public transport operating model. In an open...

The St John ambulance team on Waiheke is one of the busiest in the Auckland region, and over the summer months the crew face many unique challenges, as Sophie Boladeras discovers. Traversing Waiheke’s rugged terrain to attend one of the...
After a two-year hiatus, don’t miss the Onetangi Beach races this weekend. Horses, tractors, kids carts and Sealegs will be charging down the beachfront this Sunday 17 February.  Now a staple event on the island calendar, the races are a...