A captivating photograph by local amateur photographer Shelley Wood will compete in the annual photographic Four Nations competition between Canada, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand later this year. “We were staying in Piha with friends in late May. I...
Thirty four successful artists have now been announced for the next headland Sculpture on the Gulf exhibition after having received a record number of nearly 250 proposals for the 2017 event - more than double that of 2013. The selection...
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...
Shakespeare. Think about it for a second. Think of a couple of words describing the Englishman’s work. I bet you it will not describe the No Holds Bard play at Artworks last Friday. It was anything but classical. It was...

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...
It’s about friendship, loss, love and life. The intimate, heartwarming and funny play Still Life with Chickens is coming to Artworks for one weekend only. Mama is proud of her flourishing veggie garden. So when she discovers a mischievous chicken...
Community consultation on the future of the Artworks Precinct is taking shape with the launch of an online survey this week. The survey is one of the first steps of the Shape Artworks project that is seeking community feedback on...
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...

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...
Piritahi Marae is getting ready for its “biggest day yet”, the opening of the wharenui adorned with carvings. A pre-dawn ceremony will be held on 5 June celebrating the fortieth anniversary of the marae and the opening of the...