Rams hammer home to take out grand final
‘Ram hammer’ was the cry of the huge Waiheke crowd who turned up to support their team, the Waiheke Rams, in the Auckland O.A.R. grand final at Mt Smart Stadium on Sunday.
Waiheke broke all the season records, going unbeaten in 18 games and showed what hearts they had in their 12-8 grand final win over Hibiscus Coast.
As the game started, all the possession was Coast’s, who pounded away at the Rams’ line until finally it cracked and Coast led 4-0, having all the play.
Couple do their bit to protect island
Thomas Greve and Kristin Lewis have sacrificed some of life’s pleasures to spend about $35,000 fighting the proposed marina at Matiatia.
The Onetangi couple are still paying the huge costs for their part in opposing the application lodged by Waiheke Marinas Limited in March 2013.
Mr Greve, who owns The Island’s Computer Guy, and Ms Lewis, who works as a landscape designer and gardener, felt so strongly about protecting the sea and bird life in Matiatia Bay that they hired their own marine biologist, Charley Waters, to give expert evidence, and a barrister, Brianna Parkinson, to oppose the marina.
Paul Ubana Jones in concert at Solar
Known for his soulful voice and sprightly guitar ability, singer songwriter Paul Ubana Jones will be bringing his unique acoustic style to Solar Café in Oneroa on Sunday 16 August from 7pm.
Born in London to a Yorkshire mother and a Nigerian father, he was playing guitar by the age of 11, beginning a three-decade career that would see him crossing continents and recording seven albums of mostly original songs.
After graduating from a London music college, where he studied guitar and cello, Paul began to work on the solo acoustic style that he has stayed with and developed over the years.
Fat Freddy’s Drop coming to Cable Bay
Top Wellington band Fat Freddy’s Drop is coming to Waiheke for the first time ever.
Pre-sale tickets go on sale from 11 August for the concert which will be at Cable Bay Vineyard for one show only on Sunday 31 January 2016.
The New Zealand seven-piece have had their musical style described as any combination of dub, reggae, soul, jazz, rhythm and blues, and techno.