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Waiheke photographer Peter Rees

Waiheke photographer Peter Rees offers his take on island life and landscapes.

Long term coastguard volunteer awarded

Dedicated coastguard volunteer Robb Henry has had his significant contributions to the wider community recognised, taking out the coveted Volunteer of the Year and...

Judge leaves island’s rural boundaries off the maps

Hopes for challenging the removal of a protection on Waiheke’s rural land have taken a blow. Auckland Unitary Plan independent hearings panel chairperson Judge David...

Protections for island’s rural land rubbed out

A protection stopping subdivision and development on Waiheke was removed last week, opening the way for urban sprawl on the island. Waitemata and Gulf councillor...

Plested and Fenwick join Business Hall of Fame

Waiheke Islanders Bruce Plested and Rob Fenwick will be joining six other notable New Zealanders, including Sir Peter Jackson, in the 2016 New Zealand...

Awaroa wines get top marks in Winestate

Waiheke organic vineyard Awaroa has received top ratings for all six of its wines in prestigious Australian wine magazine Winestate. All the wines were either...

Social services see huge housing problem

Can homelessness exist in paradise? Waiheke may be listed as a top tourist destination but it is also an island where rents are soaring...

New trail leads to beautiful Cascades

Visitors wanting to visit the Cascades in Whakanewha Regional Park now have another path to take. Two hundred easy gradient steps have now been completed,...

Wine and food celebration toasts Waiheke

The opportunity to taste wines from 15 different Waiheke vineyards in one location is coming up on Saturday 2 April. The Explore Waiheke Wine and...

Tarantino gets insiders’ tour with Zoe Bell

Hollywood director Quentin Tarantino got a local’s view of Waiheke last weekend in the company of Waiheke friend Zoe Bell, a top international stuntwoman...