‘He loved sharing music and giving enjoyment... It was total dedication’ Moving tributes have been paid to music guardian and living museum creator Lloyd Whittaker, who died on Sunday aged 88. Lloyd and wife Joan shared their world-class collection of working...
St John ambulance officers were busy on Waiheke in 2020 despite the Covid-19 lockdowns.  During the last calendar year, St John responded to 1204 incidents. Although this was an eight percent decrease from 2019, where St John Waiheke was called...
After celebrating its 20th anniversary last year, Waiheke’s popular garden festival is to take a year off in 2021 to give it time to “revitalise”. The Garden Festival has been the major annual fundraising event for the Jassy Dean Trust,...
Inspirational runner, trainer, Gulf News columnist and Trail Tribe champion Sarah Gloyer has been awarded a Waiheke Best Ever certificate and $1000 for her efforts to keep the island fit and healthy. The award comes as Waiheke Harriers held their final AGM,...
The burning question of ‘Who killed Barry?’ remains one of several hot topics amongst the Ostenders as episode three on Tuesday delved even deeper into the secrets and hidden truths of the quirky cast of characters. The disappearance of Dr...
Piritahi Hau Ora team produced another memorable Waitangi Day of manaakitanga at Piritahi marae in Blackpool on 6 February. Over 400 people took part in the welcoming pōwhiri, and after a cup of tea to complete the process, they...
Experience Marine Reserves interactive days take place this weekend with two events at two locations.  Explore the waters of Enclosure Bay on Saturday 18 January between 11am and 4pm by bringing your own gear or get free hire of mask,...
The masterminds behind Te Ara Kirihimete/The Path of Christmas are celebrating a very successful event and a great turnout. Co-organisers Tanya Batt and Kashmir Postel say they have received lots of feedback from people who preferred the more immersive experience...

The easiest way from my old house at the top of Great Barrier Road down to Enclosure Bay if I fancied a fish or a high-tide dip was a straight line. Sure, it meant cutting through a few neighbours’...
A digger arrived on Tuesday to begin work on a much-anticipated Housing Trust build in Onetangi.  “Obviously this gives us renewed enthusiasm for this key project, having been frustrated and greatly delayed by a tortuous consent process,” says Waiheke Community...