The three-day festival will run from Friday 14 to Sunday 16 May and bring together local wine, food, art and music at more than 10 island vineyards. The Waiheke Island Tourism Inc team, Fullers360, and the Winegrowers Association are behind...
Perfect conditions for the Dirt Track’s Easter Invasion meant huge numbers turning up on the hill to watch the thrills and spills of racing – and a few imported drivers crashing the prizegiving party. Waiheke’s happy couple Jenna Harris and...
After last year’s 11th-hour cancellation due to Covid, Waiheke Jazz Festival 2021 returned with a bang over the Easter weekend with sell-out shows around the island. With sanitisers at the ready, venues were packed full of gleeful audiences coming together...
“Everybody’s got to do a demolition derby once in their life,” says Waiheke Dirt Track Club secretary Bruce (Slick) Beaumont. The club’s Easter meet is just around the corner and there are still cars available for the demo derby, he...
After celebrating its 20th anniversary last year, Waiheke’s popular garden festival is to take a year off in 2021 to give it time to “revitalise”. The Garden Festival has been the major annual fundraising event for the Jassy Dean Trust,...
It was a wonderful sunny day with no wind when more than 130 of the community came together to raise $45,000 for the local hospice in the beautiful gardens of Deborah Kelland and Sue Nelsons’ property in Park Point...
Thousands of revellers flocked to Waiheke last weekend for the seventh annual Flamingo Pier Festival. For the first time, organisers pushed the event out to three days as Waitangi Weekend stretched into Monday’s public holiday, giving locals and visitors alike...
Mangrove mazes, eels and the chance to explore some of Waiheke’s lesser known backwaters were the highlights of the fourth annual stand-up paddleboard visit to Te Matuku marine reserve. The guided paddle was part of a series of summer events...
After a tough 2020, a free event for children has been designed to kick off 2021 in style – and organisers have put out a plea to help it swing into action. Kids Day Out is a non-ticketed event for...
The people’s choice word of the year for 2020 as voted by dictionary.com users was “unprecedented”. The use of the word skyrocketed in the second half of the year, so much so that using it became something of a...