Visitors exploring last weekend’s Jassy Dean Trust’s Waiheke Garden Festival were lucky to enjoy a fair amount of sunshine despite ominous weather forecasts in the lead up to the much-anticipated event.  Nine gardens around the island each offered something unique,...
Family, friends and admirers from Waiheke last month joined the Q Theatre audience for the first night of Kit Reilly’s Utopia #9. For someone who has so recently graduated from his fulltime dance education, Waiheke born and raised Kit Reilly...
Tantalus Estate continues to impress, picking up the supreme award at Hospitality New Zealand’s annual event. The estate also won the best restaurant award. This follows its win last year when it was named best destination venue. “This year’s supreme...
After a four-month hiatus, the soup kitchen returned to Living Waters Church with a vibrant menu and a group of enthusiastic volunteers last week. Around 30 people gathered to enjoy Indian and Thai-inspired curry soups, coleslaw, garlic bread and...
Artworks Theatre was full to the brim on Sunday with an audience which included child pirates and adult mermaids for an interactive show to cap off the Fun Palaces weekend. The performance of The Dragon In The Sea had actors...
The enchanted doors of Tantalus Estate opened last Friday for 150 beautifully dressed students and guests from Waiheke High School for their annual school ball.  It was the first time Tantalus had hosted a high school ball and the outcome...
The scenes behind The Great Gulf News Trolley Derby were full of excitement as drivers made last minute adjustments in the pits and volunteers set up the track. Check out our 16-page lift out for all the highlights of the...
After several weeks of wild weather, the sun smiled on 10 hardy swimmers who took part in a midwinter swim at Palm Beach.  The event, which had originally been planned as part of Plastic-free July, had been stymied by successive...
The trolleys were lined up well before the 9am start of scrutineering at the old Blackpool school on Saturday. With the Great Gulf News Trolley Derby just over a week away, trolley owners were required to have their creations thoroughly...
Waiheke’s energetic, competitive types would need a muddy good reason not to get stuck into a mucky new fundraising event designed for the Westpac Chopper appeal. More people are rescued by helicopter on Waiheke Island than anywhere else in Auckland,...