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...
The skill of turning leftovers from the bottom of the fridge into gourmet dishes will be celebrated on Wednesday 17 April at the annual Great Big Rescued Food Cook-Off.Last year 40 wannabe chefs donned their aprons and turned food...
The Man O’ War Summer Lunch in support of the Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust (ARHT) went off without a hitch last Sunday. The event raised close to $300,000 in donations, and it continues to be the largest fundraiser for...
Hours of practice paid off recently for Waiheke High School’s kapa haka group Piringākau. “Our campaign for ASB Polyfest 2019 started with a training and bonding trip North to Waimamaku, Hokianga,” says teacher Te Ao Hau. “After our trip, we endured...
The demanding 20km Westpac Chopper Swim from Waiheke Island to Auckland’s Mechanics Bay took place on Monday 18 March and was the most successful to date. Swim founder and organiser Olaf Adam prefers participants fundraise for the Auckland Rescue Helicopter...