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,...
Waiheke Sailor Mike Delamore has returned from his epic one-month solo circumnavigation of New Zealand, raising awareness and more than $7000 for the Kate along the way. Pulling into Matiatia last Wednesday under bare poles and with no diesel left in...
Tickets are now on sale for the much-loved Waiheke Walking Festival which returns this November, offering participants the chance to spend time walking in areas not normally open to the public. Festival manager Vicki Angland says only three walks...

Cycling is the transport mode of the month for October and a series of events will run across the island and over to the city. Biketober starts with a quiz and bike check ups at Ostend Market on Saturday 3...