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...

  More than 200 art and culture enthusiasts attended the Waiheke Community Art Gallery’s Waitangi-themed exhibition opening last Friday night, with the queue for the powhiri extending around the block. The presence of legendary Maori artist and activist Emily Karaka...
Meet Isla Treadwell, part time dog handler, part time artist and part time Gulf News cartoonist. The 20-year-old, who came to live on the island aged three with parents Beatle and Francesca and older brother Geordie, really only began to...
The Solomon Cole Band, Deep House Brothers and DJ Didge will deliver a solid soundtrack for a lazy afternoon on the green when they play at Peacock Sky on 5 March. Musical genres will range from progressive house to live...
Waiheke’s Kashmir Postel is touring an Indonesian puppet show to raise awareness about environmental destruction in Bali. The 23-year-old theatre director is taking a traditional Indonesian puppet show to small villages across the country’s most popular tourist destination. “Every year, thousands...
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...

Drum and bass legend Optimus Gryme is hanging up his headphones this month with the final show of his farewell tour taking place on Waiheke on Saturday 28 October. Optimus, otherwise known as Charlie Brown, moved to Waiheke with 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...
Kazu Nakagawa is used to sourcing materials from far and wide but the spread of input for the Waiheke artist’s latest work is truly global in scope. Carving Water Painting Voice, Nakagawa’s visual and sound installation for headland Sculpture on...
She’s only 16 years old, but already has years of experience with music. Jemilah Ross-Hayes, or just Jemilah on stage, is one of the island’s young talents to keep an eye out for. “Singing songs on stage is one thing....