The island’s hot ticket this week was the Waiheke Theatre Company’s production of The Cripple Of Inishmaan, Anglo-Irish playwright Martin McDonagh’s dark comedy set in the far west of Ireland and directed here on our own island by Stephanie...
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,...
Well over 2000 people took the opportunity to sample wine from 18 island vineyards and food from eight local artisan providors at the Fullers Waiheke Wine and Food Festival on Saturday. The musical mix, featuring jazz standards from the Peter...

Students of Te Huruhi Primary School were challenged to wear crazy hats last Friday as the school reminded them that hats must be worn during term four, and they took the challenge seriously. An abundance of children got creative, cutting,...
Push the float out - this year’s Waiheke Christmas Parade is going to be a cracker. Waiheke Local Board is pulling out all stops to make this year’s event a success and local vineyards and businesses are donating great prizes....
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...
A night of “weird, wacky and wow” is promised when Dust Palace performs at Artworks Theatre on Saturday 8 October. The acrobatic circus troupe will present Alice the cirque show at a Mad Hatter’s Cocktail Party to raise funds for...
From afar it must have looked like a dozen little yellow ants running around on Oneroa beach recently. Coming closer you would see each creature only had two legs and was in fact a preschooler in a rash vest...
Top Wellington band Fat Freddy’s Drop is coming to Waiheke for the first time ever. Pre-sale tickets go on sale from 11 August for the concert which will be at Cable Bay Vineyard for one show only on Sunday 31...
A “special” night of personal insights into imagination was held at Tantalus Estate on Friday. Organiser Kirsten Simmons says the six speakers at the event were “outstanding” and gave a wide range of takes on imagination. The event was sold out,...