Fossil Bay Harvest Fayre celebrates its 25th Anniversary on Sunday week, commemorating the seasonal change and the fun of harvest. Kindergarten parent Clarissa McKay says the fayre also highlights the incredible work done by children, teachers and parents throughout the...
Kaleidoscope Performance pulled off a “miracle” by presenting Carmina Burana last weekend despite obstacles created by flooding, says director Kathy Hollo. Two floods caused more than $30,000 of damage at Kaleidoscope’s Tahi Road studio over recent weeks, but about 40...
An album that traces the “dark places” in people’s lives is being released by Waiheke’s Solomon Cole Band tomorrow. Guitarist and vocalist Solomon Cole says releasing their debut album, Bruises, is an exciting step for the band, which includes vocalist...

Students of Te Huruhi Primary School were challenged to wear crazy hats last Friday as the school reminded them that hats must be worn during term four, and they took the challenge seriously. An abundance of children got creative, cutting,...
If you fancy some kapa haka without the tricky moves then Jan Newton has found your perfect stage. In conjunction with Piritahi Marae, Jan is assembling a kaumatua and whanau group to perform at upcoming kapa haka events. If all...
Hundreds walked or ran the 5km, 10km or went the full distance in the third annual Hawaiian Airlines Waiheke Half Marathon on Saturday. A still morning greeted about 1000 runners who circled Oneroa and Blackpool from the Alison Park start/finish...

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“I’ve fallen in love with Waiheke.” Since booking in a concert at Goldie Estate with support act Lawrence Arabia, Bic Runga has made it to the island quite a bit. Having only played on the island once before, Bic guesses five...
The much-missed Waiheke Santa Parade came back to Oneroa with bells on last Sunday, after a break of several years. A sunny Ocean View Road was crammed with spectators of all ages as everything from a blow up Spongebob to...
Friday 14 December marked the opening of the annual Sculpt Oneroa that sees artworks created by Waiheke artists placed throughout Oneroa village’s landscape. Established in 2012, the event was instigated by resident artists Paora Toi Te Rangiuaia and Sally Smith...