Our weekly arts diary Three Waiheke artists, Karl Baxter, Anah Dunsheath and Bronwynne Cornish, are contenders for New Zealand’s only small sculpture prize, sponsored by Bayleys Real Estate Waiheke in conjunction with Te Motu vineyard. On Good Friday, 14 April,...
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,...
The ‘World Carnival’ at Waiheke Primary School last Sunday was one of its most successful fairs yet, with over $18,500 raised to help the flood-damaged school. The big ticket item at the silent auction - the America’s Cup signed team...
Start the New Year off by stretching those laughing muscles at the first Waiheke Comedy Show of 2017. Headlining the show is Rhys Mathewson, who in 2010 at the age of 19 became the youngest winner ever of the...
Waiheke turned on the weather for the Auckland J14 ‘Jollyboat’ Championships at the weekend, providing 13 boats with conditions in Oneroa Bay which ranged from testing to benign and from wintry to summery. It was Waiheke Boating Club’s first...
Well over 2000 people took the opportunity to sample wine from 18 island vineyards and food from eight local artisan providors at the Fullers Waiheke Wine and Food Festival on Saturday. The musical mix, featuring jazz standards from the Peter...
Neil Finn made a surprise appearance at headland Sculpture on the Gulf on Thursday evening last week. The famous Kiwi musician, who was a lead singer in Crowded House and Split Enz, is friends with architects Nicholas Stevens and Gary...
Maumahara Flames, held last Sunday, gave Waiheke residents the chance to come together as a community to celebrate Matariki and to remember those who have crossed into the star world. “The main emotion we wanted people to feel was remembrance,”...
For the first time in a decade Waiheke High’s Piringakau kapa haka group performed at Polyfest 2018. It had been so long, yet they blew everyone away with their outstanding performance and mana. With only six weeks to prepare their...

Drum and bass legend Optimus Gryme is hanging up his headphones this month with the final show of his farewell tour taking place on Waiheke on Saturday 28 October. Optimus, otherwise known as Charlie Brown, moved to Waiheke with his...