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Fits like a glove! Otherworld’s costumes find their place

Long-time costume and props hire shop Otherworld has found a new home and it looks like it was meant to be. The shop is...

Vital win for Senior Men

Waiheke bounced back impressively from last week’s shock loss with a pulsating 2–1 home win over Beachlands at Onetangi Sports Park on Saturday.  A bitter...

Aotearoa Art Fair and Echoes of Home

In 2015 Waiheke’s John Hudson sat down with Jean-Luc Kister, the French frogman who planted the bombs that sank the Rainbow Warrior, in an...

Chlöe Swarbrick calls for government to take caulerpa more seriously

Greens co-leader, and Auckland Central MP, Chloe Swarbrick is calling for parliament to take the threat of caulerpa more seriously; before it spreads and...

Pick of the bunch: yields down, quality “fantastic”

With the harvest almost complete, Waiheke wine growers agree that challenging growing conditions have slashed yields across the motu. On the upside, the harvest has...

Power outage causes big losses for businesses

The power outage in Oneroa on Thursday forced businesses to shut losing revenue estimated to be well over $100,000.  Popular eateries including Fenice, Oyster Inn,...

Community to the rescue

When a prolonged power outage in Oneroa last week looked like it might mean thousands of dollars’ worth of frozen food would be wasted,...

Walkathon gives fundraising a giddy up

Keen local walkers were joined by Waiheke Island Pony Club members and supporters last Sunday to raise rebuilding funds for facilities gutted by fire...

Jazz festival shines on

2024’s sell-out Waiheke Jazz Festival has once again been hailed a roaring success, with an Easter weekend of sunshine and high notes across the...

Tantalus withdrawn from sale

One of Waiheke’s largest employers, Tantalus Estate, has been withdrawn from sale, with its owners re-committing to long-term ownership. The 8.3-hectare winery, which currently employs...

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