Win an Olympic or Commonwealth Games medal and you might expect a well done message from the prime minster – but not necessarily if you’ve finished first and second in your year-three primary school cross country.So it was a...
Waiheke High School students celebrated Matariki with their annual celebration which included haka and waiata competitions, ki-o-rahi games and quizzes – all rounded off with a hāngī for the 450-plus pupils.The midwinter event was held last Friday 28 June and...
Children from Waiheke’s early childhood centres and schools gathered for the annual Matariki celebration, Kotahi Aroha, on Wednesday 19 June at Waiheke Primary School.Some were dressed in striking piupiu, others were turned out in smart black and white and...
An act of pure fun is how Neil Hemens and Sam Message describe working together to build a three-wheeled trolley for September’s Great Gulf News Trolley Derby.At Neil’s motorcycle and engineering workshop, surrounded by myriad parts with a multitude...
A competition at the Tawaipareira Reserve skatepark celebrates an upcoming makeover park users say is well overdue.“The event is in celebration of the skatepark being finally upgraded after years of asking and pleading with the council,” says competition organiser...
Registrations are rolling in for the Great Gulf News Trolley Derby that takes place on Sunday 1 September.Event manager Tessa O’Shea says people have started making their trolleys and she’s taken registrations for the children’s box cart, adults open...
Plans for the 2019 Matariki celebrations are well under way with the local board awarding Waiheke Primary School’s Ko Tahi Aroha $4000 towards the purchase of a marquee shelter for the event. In the lead up to its Matariki exhibition...
The Great Gulf News Trolley Derby makes a return this Father’s Day, Sunday 1 September.The race day is an opportunity for people to build their own trolleys and compete for bragging rights. Former Gulf News editor David Waters was one...
Waiheke Island Society for the Care of Animals (WISCA) volunteers are celebrating a successful weekend of fundraising events.On the weekend of 20 and 21 April, organisers held an art sale and a designer clothing sale, raising  a total of...
John Quigley and his team of dedicated workers and volunteers pulled off another great Waiheke Jazz, Art and Music Festival. The Rangihoua Estate venue and the Zero Waste Crew proved to be a winning combination.          Opening at midday on Good...