The Great Gulf News Trolley Derby makes a return this Father’s Day, Sunday 1 September.The race day is an opportunity for people to build their own trolleys and compete for bragging rights. Former Gulf News editor David Waters was one...
Waiheke Island Society for the Care of Animals (WISCA) volunteers are celebrating a successful weekend of fundraising events.On the weekend of 20 and 21 April, organisers held an art sale and a designer clothing sale, raising  a total of...
John Quigley and his team of dedicated workers and volunteers pulled off another great Waiheke Jazz, Art and Music Festival. The Rangihoua Estate venue and the Zero Waste Crew proved to be a winning combination.          Opening at midday on Good...
The skill of turning leftovers from the bottom of the fridge into gourmet dishes will be celebrated on Wednesday 17 April at the annual Great Big Rescued Food Cook-Off.Last year 40 wannabe chefs donned their aprons and turned food...
The Man O’ War Summer Lunch in support of the Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust (ARHT) went off without a hitch last Sunday. The event raised close to $300,000 in donations, and it continues to be the largest fundraiser for...
Hours of practice paid off recently for Waiheke High School’s kapa haka group Piringākau. “Our campaign for ASB Polyfest 2019 started with a training and bonding trip North to Waimamaku, Hokianga,” says teacher Te Ao Hau. “After our trip, we endured...
The demanding 20km Westpac Chopper Swim from Waiheke Island to Auckland’s Mechanics Bay took place on Monday 18 March and was the most successful to date. Swim founder and organiser Olaf Adam prefers participants fundraise for the Auckland Rescue Helicopter...
The superb summer weather made for a perfect mix of camping and good honest outdoor fun for the island’s young equestrians last weekend.Waiheke Island Pony Club’s annual camp was a chance for riders to immerse themselves in horses for...

The 2019 Onetangi Beach races saw many contestants gallop, run and motor to victory. Emma Hedley took out the Kidz Kartz scoring first place, followed closely by Katelyn Veacock in second, then Luca Vodanovich in third. Sacha Thomas won the...

Dames Lynda and Jools Topp return to Waiheke for their Heading for the Hills Tour. They’ll perform at Rangihoua Estate on Saturday 30 March. The twins say Waiheke holds a special place in their hearts as it’s been a haven for...