The new community education facility in the Artworks courtyard was officially opened last Wednesday with a blessing by Pita Mahaki and Maikara Ropata, on behalf of Piritahi Marae. Chanting a karakia which cleared the way for the former library...
Kaleidoscope Performance pulled off a “miracle” by presenting Carmina Burana last weekend despite obstacles created by flooding, says director Kathy Hollo. Two floods caused more than $30,000 of damage at Kaleidoscope’s Tahi Road studio over recent weeks, but about 40...
Hundreds of parents and children filled Waiheke Primary School Hall on Tuesday to watch talent that warmed a mid-winter night. One of the youngest contestants was five-year-old Sadie Stephenson (right), whose song “Do Your Ears Hang Low” charmed the audience. The...
Waiheke turned on the weather for the Auckland J14 ‘Jollyboat’ Championships at the weekend, providing 13 boats with conditions in Oneroa Bay which ranged from testing to benign and from wintry to summery. It was Waiheke Boating Club’s first...

A vision for a P free Waiheke has inspired a hui in Oneroa on Thursday 17 November. Piritahi Hau Ora clinical psychologist Paora Joseph and Waiheke Sergeant Chris Kerekere talk to Rose Davis about the devastating drug. Methamphetamine is like...
“Kotahi te kohao o te ngira e kuhuna ai te miro ma, te miro pango, te miro whero. I muri, kia mau ki te aroha, ki te ture, ki te whakapono; Through the eye of the needle pass the...
The sky exploded in a burst of colour and sound last Friday evening, as the Waiheke Dirt Track’s annual fireworks display lit up the night.It was an impressive show that many described as “the best yet”.The man behind it,...
Jill and Wayne Robson’s creative garden in Albert Crescent won the people’s choice award at Waiheke Garden Safari last weekend. The Ostend garden features quirky handcrafted sculptures and archways, semi-tropical plants and a vegetable garden, all set against the backdrop...
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...
If you fancy some kapa haka without the tricky moves then Jan Newton has found your perfect stage. In conjunction with Piritahi Marae, Jan is assembling a kaumatua and whanau group to perform at upcoming kapa haka events. If all...