The sun came out and shone hard. Boats moored in the bay. A market of delicious food and exciting knick-knacks stood ready. Everything was ready for the crowds. Last Sunday, the Onetangi Beach Races once again brought hordes of locals...
“Kotahi te kohao o te ngira e kuhuna ai te miro ma, te miro pango, te miro whero. I muri, kia mau ki te aroha, ki te ture, ki te whakapono; Through the eye of the needle pass the...
The Waiheke Mountain Bike Club’s 11th Annual Round Rangihoua Four-Hour Challenge on Saturday was a huge success, featuring great rides by local kids Imri Seavill, first, Lewis Newland, second, and Isaac Braly, third in the the youth race which...
Hundreds of parents and children filled Waiheke Primary School Hall on Tuesday to watch talent that warmed a mid-winter night. One of the youngest contestants was five-year-old Sadie Stephenson (right), whose song “Do Your Ears Hang Low” charmed the audience. The...

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...
For the first time, a troupe of dancers from local dance school Louise Emma Academy of Dance (LEAOD) will compete in the National Young Performers Competition. “The students were just over the moon. Going to nationals has been the ultimate...
The opportunity to taste wines from 15 different Waiheke vineyards in one location is coming up on Saturday 2 April. The Explore Waiheke Wine and Food Festival will be centred this year around Te Motu, The Airstrip, a piece of...

African dance enthusiasts from Auckland and Waiheke spent a long and energetic day at Morra Hall when visiting Ghanaian band Wala held a workshop before a Saturday night performance. The percussion group’s lead dancer Odae led participants through afternoon rehearsals...
Driving rain and a howling nor’easter did not deter hardy young fishers, or their parents, from successfully reviving the Waiheke Fish’n Kids competition at Old Matiatia Wharf on Sunday. The Waiheke Fishing Club contest, organised by Ox Tackle Developments, was...
Well over 2000 people took the opportunity to sample wine from 18 island vineyards and food from eight local artisan providors at the Fullers Waiheke Wine and Food Festival on Saturday. The musical mix, featuring jazz standards from the Peter...