Internationally known jazz pianist David Paquette is returning to Waiheke to tickle the ivories with special guest and longtime friend Lindsay Meech on trumpet. This Live@Five concert at Whittaker’s Musical Museum on 24 September, called The Homecoming, marks 15...
McKenzie Reserve’s transformation from scruffy pine forest into a native bush haven with walking tracks and an education hub has placed it firmly on the map of bush walkers and backpackers. Now it is blazing another trail, chosen by the...
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...

Feeling good Legendary Kiwi band The Feelers got the crowd moving at Artworks on Friday night playing a number of their hit songs including Venus, Larger Than Life, Fishing for Lisa and As Good As It Gets.  The group is currently...

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...
Established and emerging New Zealand artists are invited to submit proposals for new and original work to be included in the next headland Sculpture on the Gulf to be held 3–26 February 2017. headland Sculpture on the Gulf wants artists...
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...
For the twelfth time, local artist Ann Skelly has had a garment accepted into the renowned international design competition World of WearableArt (WOW). What the garment looks like remains a secret until the official WOW Awards Show opens on 21...
Long-time boat builder and trustee of the Waiheke Working Sail Charitable Trust Bernard Rhodes recently reconnected with an old friend, marine artist David Barker, who visited the island on his launch Feather. Bernard is working on a project to restore...
Kaleidoscope Performance pulled off a “miracle” by presenting Carmina Burana last weekend despite obstacles created by flooding, says director Kathy Hollo. Two floods caused more than $30,000 of damage at Kaleidoscope’s Tahi Road studio over recent weeks, but about 40...