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...
The colour, sights and sounds of Afro-Carribean carnival will be flowing in Surfdale next weekend with an event called CarniFull. Organiser Bryce Campbell says his main motivation to put the event together was to celebrate diversity and bring some of...
An internationally acclaimed, award-winning photographer who spent lockdown on Waiheke is to hold an exhibition of work inspired by her stay. Rachel Mataira is from Wellington, lives in Auckland and was New Zealand’s Young Photographer of the Year for 2019.  While...
An estimated 1500 people headed down to the Waiheke Dirt Track Club on Friday for their fireworks evening. The event was a resounding hit with organisers attributing much of the success to the great turn out and welcoming atmosphere. “I think...
More events will be held at Waiheke airfield following the success of two fundraisers there this month, clearing much-needed cash for Coastguard Waiheke and the local branch of Rotary. Aircraft flew into the airstrip from all around the North Island,...