The long-awaited ceremony held on Sunday to officially open Piritaha Marae’s whare whakairo, house of carvings, was a mix of formality and festivity. Representatives of iwi from around the region, members of parliament, Waiheke residents and visitors attended the day...
Originally from Hawke's Bay, her birth certificate names her Cathrine Lewis. But when the creative soul comes out, she calls herself Katy Soljak, and that is whom I interviewed in her Onetangi home last Friday. Katy, along with Kathy Voyles...
An ambitious group of high school students has come together around their passion for music in the Waiheke Youth Music Trust. These talented youth hope the trust will enable them to be taken seriously as young musicians. I caught up...
After struggles last year, a forward-thinking strategy and community support will be vital to keeping the theatre going. Anna Ngo reports. A community fixture since 1991, Artworks Theatre has brought island residents a quarter-century of entertainment: song, dance, laughter and...

Katie Trinkle Legge was on vacation in Mexico when she came up with the idea for community driven art show Postcards from Waiheke. The local artist and coordinator had some water colours, some blank postcards, and a good measure of...
Landscapes and luxury Cornwall painter Mark Surridge arrived on the island 12 weeks ago to begin the 2018 Waiheke Community Art Gallery residency, made possible by the support of gallery patrons. Mark’s concept was to explore the island through its walkways...
Artworks Theatre rides the tide -  It was a full house in Artworks Community Theatre on 16 August. Unfortunately, it was full of water.  When theatre coordinator Jemma Peterson arrived on the scene, the water was about 20cm high and covered...
Waiheke photographer Peter Rees offers his take on island life and landscapes.
Waiheke-raised teens Oliver Wilson, 19, and Kauri Palmer, 17, are dancing it up for the world stage in Phoenix, Arizona, after winning the Hip Hop International New Zealand nationals with their crew YUNG ID in April. Living most of his...

There wasn’t much space to be found in Space Gallery on Oneroa’s main street last Friday evening, where a good-sized crowd squeezed in for the opening of the 2015 Sculpt Oneroa exhibition. The annual event, curated by artists Sally Smith...