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...
The superb summer weather made for a perfect mix of camping and good honest outdoor fun for the island’s young equestrians last weekend.Waiheke Island Pony Club’s annual camp was a chance for riders to immerse themselves in horses for...

The 2019 Onetangi Beach races saw many contestants gallop, run and motor to victory. Emma Hedley took out the Kidz Kartz scoring first place, followed closely by Katelyn Veacock in second, then Luca Vodanovich in third. Sacha Thomas won the...

Dames Lynda and Jools Topp return to Waiheke for their Heading for the Hills Tour. They’ll perform at Rangihoua Estate on Saturday 30 March. The twins say Waiheke holds a special place in their hearts as it’s been a haven for...
After a two-year hiatus, don’t miss the Onetangi Beach races this weekend. Horses, tractors, kids carts and Sealegs will be charging down the beachfront this Sunday 17 February. Now a staple event on the island calendar, the races are a...
People of all ages, nationalities and skin colours had gathered under the sun outside Piritahi Marae on the morning of Wednesday 6 February, waiting to be officially welcomed onto the grounds to take part in the solemn celebrations of...
“After the cancellation of the Onetangi Beach Races last year, we are looking to make the 2019 races better than ever,” organisers say.The date for the classic island event has been set for Sunday 17 February. There will be...