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Waiheke patients urged to seek help amid illness surge

Waiheke patients are being urged to seek medical help if they need it to manage ‘flu and Covid symptoms, as a wave of viruses...

‘Flu and Covid hit schools

School principals say they have been challenged by a wave of illness affecting students and staff. Waiheke High School principal Mikaere October says illness has...

Omicron making waves on the Motu

This week Gulf News spoke with two Waihekians affected by Omicron. Both have suffered from symptoms and recovered, but are diametrically opposed in their...

Covid bites: where to get your RAT

Waiheke medical centres were this week dealing with a steady stream of residents getting tested for Covid-19 as active cases across the country approached...

Delays mean Covid cases likely higher

Delays in Covid-19 test results could mean that active case numbers on Waiheke are higher than known. Waiheke Medical Centre’s kaiwhakahaere Jayme Kitiona says it...

Island Gelato, Fullers contend with Covid-19 exposures

Island Gelato was the island’s first business officially identified as a place of interest last week after a staff member attended Sound Splash and...

Hospitality industry anxious as Omicron spreads

The move to the red level of the traffic light system in response to Omicron means many island eateries are facing a greater degree...

Restaurateurs throw open doors and arms, cautiously

Waiheke Restaurant Association president Cat Vosper says that although restaurant workers’ smiles might be hidden behind masks, the industry is elated to welcome customers...

Praise for Fullers as ferry company chooses to back vaccination passes

In an independent move towards safer sailing that is being praised by the local board, Fullers is requiring all passengers over 12 to be...

Planning for pet care in a pandemic

More than 1400 people are self-isolating because of Covid-19 in Auckland metro as of Tuesday this week, and when the region moves to the...