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...
John Quigley and his team of dedicated workers and volunteers pulled off another great Waiheke Jazz, Art and Music Festival. The Rangihoua Estate venue and the Zero Waste Crew proved to be a winning combination.           Opening at midday on Good...
After a two-year hiatus, don’t miss the Onetangi Beach races this weekend. Horses, tractors, kids carts and Sealegs will be charging down the beachfront this Sunday 17 February.  Now a staple event on the island calendar, the races are a...
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...

Get outside and celebrate the arrival of the summer months with the Waiheke Walking Festival that begins on Saturday 17 November.  Offering over 50 walks of varying difficulty and terrain, the festival has something for everyone, according to festival manager...
Wet weather didn’t stop 32 teams from throughout Auckland attending the Waiheke Touch Tournament on Saturday. Sponsored by Fullers, the Touch Rugby New Zealand event has come to Onetangi Sports Park for the past six years, with support from...
The sky exploded in a burst of colour and sound last Friday evening, as the Waiheke Dirt Track’s annual fireworks display lit up the night.It was an impressive show that many described as “the best yet”.The man behind it,...
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...

An inspiring and engaging workshop about connecting with nature, yourself and others is to be offered by the Island Coaches Collective this Sunday 11 November. As a bit of a twist, this Sunday Series workshop is offered as part of...
Kennedy Point marina opponent SKP Inc has announced one of its largest fundraising events yet, with a Sun Kissed Picnic planned for Saturday 17 February featuring music, art and plenty of refreshments. • Richard Jones   Full story in this weeks...