Discover sights unseen The programme for the annual Waiheke Walking Festival is now live, and events manager Denise Whitfield says it’s a massive one.  “The choices on offer are incredible, and I’m proud of this programme – it’s jam-packed full of...
The Hawaiian Airlines Waiheke Half Marathon last weekened was a runaway success. “We were lucky to have the same fantastic running conditions as last year,” says Luke Garrier, one of the event organisers. “The weather was beautiful, people seemed to...
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...
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...
Pop royalty Suzanne Lynch visits Waiheke this Saturday for a night of classic hits and rock and roll. Having spent her teenage years on prime-time screens as the blonde half of 60s band The Chicks, Suzanne Lynch then travelled the...
Waiheke Dirt Track Club’s first event for 2018 was a Saturday twilight meeting featuring a demolition derby and emergency services race, bringing a great crowd. We started the day with two rounds of racing. Then we had our police, fireman...
Waiheke yacht Prize took line honours twice in the annual Mahurangi Anniversary Regatta last weekend. • Liz Waters Full story in this weeks Gulf News.... Out Now!
Saturday’s Sun Kissed Picnic fundraiser for marina opponent SKP Inc was “a beautiful Waiheke day to remember”, organisers say. • Richard Jones Full story in this weeks Gulf News… Out Now!!!
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...

Community groups and volunteers are the glue that holds this island together, plugging social, environmental, sporting and educational gaps. They exist often on a shoestring and generally answer needs with little fanfare. This week’s Gulf News recognises their endeavours. Many have...