Island rock band Aaron Carpenter and the Revelators are well on their way to completing their debut album. “The problem is, it’s not finished, and we need your help,” says frontman Aaron Carpenter. “It’s recorded, but we need to pay...
Friday 13 is usually associated with bad fortune and bad luck. But the last Friday 13 July was just the opposite, when Waiheke Rotary threw a blast of a Black Tie Gala. Just short of a hundred people filled out...
“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...
This year’s Wonderful Waiheke House Tour has raised $20,000 for the community art gallery, with 275 people on a warm, sunny day inspecting seven very different houses. The houses were not only individually distinctive but their geographic spread from Church...

A recurring event that gets residents and visitors alike excited is the Waiheke Snorkel Day put on every year as part of Seaweek, the nation-wide week dedicated to the ocean coordinated by the New Zealand Association for Environmental Education. On...
About 140 Waiheke High School students were “blessed” with a ball to remember at Cable Bay Vineyards on Friday night. Deputy principal Tony Sears says the ball had a Moulin Rouge theme so red dresses and red roses added ambience...
A night of “weird, wacky and wow” is promised when Dust Palace performs at Artworks Theatre on Saturday 8 October. The acrobatic circus troupe will present Alice the cirque show at a Mad Hatter’s Cocktail Party to raise funds for...
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...
Success in all its forms was the theme of the night at the Waiheke High School senior prizegiving last Wednesday evening. Taking home the top prize and an armful of silverware, Felix Knight was named Dux for 2015. Coming first overall...

There's always plenty going on on Waiheke . . . For weekly events, reviews, free listings and more, check out this week's edition of Gulf News – available at island retailers and on the ferries.