Constantly evolving Radio Rebelde had a wonderful send off for five members at Rangihoua Estate on Saturday. Vocalist Ashley Blair and trombonist partner Greg Cossar (who had a stunning lime green mohawk on the day), Magico, Juan Silva and Sylvain...
The opportunity to taste wines from 15 different Waiheke vineyards in one location is coming up on Saturday 2 April. The Explore Waiheke Wine and Food Festival will be centred this year around Te Motu, The Airstrip, a piece of...
Our weekly arts diary Three Waiheke artists, Karl Baxter, Anah Dunsheath and Bronwynne Cornish, are contenders for New Zealand’s only small sculpture prize, sponsored by Bayleys Real Estate Waiheke in conjunction with Te Motu vineyard. On Good Friday, 14 April,...
A new dive equipment and snorkel hire business on the island is making all the right soundings by organising an underwater and coastal clean-up. Around 20 divers have enlisted for the clean-up on Saturday week organised by Waiheke Dive and...
Local artist Ann Skelly has scooped a third place award in the children’s garment section of the World of Wearable Art (WOW) show in Wellington. This year’s theme for the children’s section, where the garments are made for children but...
Start the New Year off by stretching those laughing muscles at the first Waiheke Comedy Show of 2017. Headlining the show is Rhys Mathewson, who in 2010 at the age of 19 became the youngest winner ever of the...

Drum and bass legend Optimus Gryme is hanging up his headphones this month with the final show of his farewell tour taking place on Waiheke on Saturday 28 October. Optimus, otherwise known as Charlie Brown, moved to Waiheke with his...
About 50 year seven and eight students of Waiheke High School dressed in fancy fluorescent clothes and colours for a disco at the school hall last Friday. The disco was put on by the Piringakau kapa haka group to fundraise...
After a rainy start the weather cleared and the sun made a timely appearance, as if on cue, for the annual Spring Festival at Fossil Bay Kindergarten. The afternoon was bursting with blossoms as the children, dressed in seasonal colours,...

Get outside and celebrate the arrival of the summer months with the Waiheke Walking Festival that begins on Saturday 17 November.  Offering over 50 walks of varying difficulty and terrain, the festival has something for everyone, according to festival manager...