Originally from Hawke's Bay, her birth certificate names her Cathrine Lewis. But when the creative soul comes out, she calls herself Katy Soljak, and that is whom I interviewed in her Onetangi home last Friday. Katy, along with Kathy Voyles...
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 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...
Driving rain and a howling nor’easter did not deter hardy young fishers, or their parents, from successfully reviving the Waiheke Fish’n Kids competition at Old Matiatia Wharf on Sunday. The Waiheke Fishing Club contest, organised by Ox Tackle Developments, was...
It was awesome to see all the visitors from Waihi Beach, Meremere and Waiuku ready to celebrate our 30 years with us – muddy track and all. After showers brought a delayed start, the Super A’s and Modifieds were first...
Hundreds walked or ran the 5km, 10km or went the full distance in the third annual Hawaiian Airlines Waiheke Half Marathon on Saturday. A still morning greeted about 1000 runners who circled Oneroa and Blackpool from the Alison Park start/finish...

Boaties and boatlovers should mark Saturday 3 November in their calendars, as the Classic Yacht Association are planning a race and cruise that will finish in Rocky Bay and will celebrate their 23rd birthday. The yachts will sail out of...
There was a late start to racing on Saturday with not many cars but a great crowd for a hot afternoon. Nine cars in total showed up, four of them in Super A.  Taz Corinaldi in car 71 got a...
Waiheke creatives certainly put art on the map, and this weekend the island is a treasure trove to be discovered, with more than 37 creative spaces open to view. Ticket-holders for the Open Studios Weekend can also meet the...
From afar it must have looked like a dozen little yellow ants running around on Oneroa beach recently. Coming closer you would see each creature only had two legs and was in fact a preschooler in a rash vest...