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  • Four symptoms of pandemic survival syndrome
    by James Belfield on 08/07/2020 at 10:32 pm

    Today, Thursday 2 July, marks six months since the World Health Organisation first alerted its Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network partners about a cluster of atypical pneumonia cases in Wuhan, China.  Since then, although coronavirus’ gruesome toll has topped half a million […]

  • Whale watchers unite for nationwide census
    by Gulf News on 08/07/2020 at 10:00 pm

    The first nationwide whale and dolphin census on 20 June was deemed a success by organisers. Winter is an excellent time to spot migrating whales, and despite rough seas and limited visibility in some parts of the South Island, coordinator Christine Rose says people from all over the country took […]

  • Change of plan: Marina clears final hurdle
    by Gulf News on 08/07/2020 at 9:40 pm

    Carrying price tags from $200,000 to more than $1 million, berths at Kennedy Point’s controversial marina are being snapped up, with contracts now being finalised – according to the developers. Eighty percent of buyer interest is from people with a Waiheke address, according to Sarah […]

  • Covid-19: Support for temporary visa holders starts at Waiheke Red Cross
    by Gulf News on 08/07/2020 at 9:36 pm

    Red Cross deputy project lead Jake McPhee has been working fast to get systems in place to help administer the government’s $37.6million humanitarian support package for struggling foreign nationals. On Tuesday, Jake began the process of distributing vouchers to people in need, something he […]

  • Getting the mahi done: Poi and haka at Waiheke High School
    by Gulf News on 08/07/2020 at 9:08 pm

    Waiheke High students shone bright at a Māori performing arts showcase at the school, with rhythmic poi dances and powerful haka last Thursday. Friends and family turned out for the colourful, high-energy event, watching on as students demonstrated their creativity and rhythm with dance, […]

  • The sailing circus thrills audiences
    by Gulf News on 01/07/2020 at 9:08 pm

    Cirque Lemuria thrilled the audience that packed Artworks Theatre on Sunday 21 June with juggling, acrobatics and aerial silks skills. The circus troupe, which came together during the Covid-19 lockdown, sailed to Waiheke aboard the Rosalie Clare as part of a tour taking in Northland, Aotea Great […]

  • ‘It’s all about community’, says runner
    by Gulf News on 01/07/2020 at 9:06 pm

    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, wrapping up the running club […]

  • Board approves Pāoa names, rejects developer’s request
    by Gulf News on 01/07/2020 at 9:04 pm

    The developer of a 25-lot subdivision straddling Thompson’s Point sought approval from the Waiheke Local Board for its preferred road names at last Wednesday’s monthly board meeting. Wawata Estate Limited had put forward road names suggested by Ngāi Tai Ki Tāmaki for the five […]

  • Winter warmer packs arrive on island
    by Gulf News on 01/07/2020 at 9:02 pm

    Last week, 30 winter warmer packs arrived on Waiheke thanks to Habitat for Humanity and the Waiheke Healthy Homes Project. Organiser Martha Slimm says Sealink and Waiheke Storage jumped on board to support the rollout of the packs, which include a full-size Dimplex column heater. Each package also […]

  • Alternate realities
    by Liz Waters on 01/07/2020 at 9:00 pm

    Mark Zuckerberg has recently looked more like an outraged Roman emperor with cities burning around him than the familiar, boyish wunderkind who founded Facebook, leads its board and owns most of its shares.  Even as Washington itself burned, the tech giant’s delay in taking down or […]

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