The scenes behind The Great Gulf News Trolley Derby were full of excitement as drivers made last minute adjustments in the pits and volunteers set up the track.Check out our 16-page lift out for all the highlights of the...
After several weeks of wild weather, the sun smiled on 10 hardy swimmers who took part in a midwinter swim at Palm Beach. The event, which had originally been planned as part of Plastic-free July, had been stymied by successive...
The trolleys were lined up well before the 9am start of scrutineering at the old Blackpool school on Saturday.With the Great Gulf News Trolley Derby just over a week away, trolley owners were required to have their creations thoroughly...
Waiheke’s energetic, competitive types would need a muddy good reason not to get stuck into a mucky new fundraising event designed for the Westpac Chopper appeal.More people are rescued by helicopter on Waiheke Island than anywhere else in Auckland,...
What has traditionally been celebrated on the island as the Santa Parade, is this year morphing into something a little different. The annual Christmas event in December won’t include the usual colourful assortment of floats parading down the main street...
In a first for New Zealand Fashion Week, Greatest Friend, an Oneroa-based clothing store, is showing an entirely vintage collection as part of the sustainability-themed event. The show is taking place on Saturday 31 August at the Auckland Town...
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...