How do you solve a problem like Maria? sing the nuns of the Austrian abbey’s spirited novice in the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, The Sound of Music. Enjoy Tara Doherty-Eagles’ flawless performance as the would-be young nun with a song...
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...
Returning to the magical surrounds of Stonyridge Vineyard this summer, Highlife Entertainment is hosting a party on Auckland Anniversary Weekend, Saturday 26 January from 2pm to 11pm. “Enjoy an afternoon in the sunshine and boogie into the sunset as some...
Neil Finn made a surprise appearance at headland Sculpture on the Gulf on Thursday evening last week. The famous Kiwi musician, who was a lead singer in Crowded House and Split Enz, is friends with architects Nicholas Stevens and Gary...
Friday 14 December marked the opening of the annual Sculpt Oneroa that sees artworks created by Waiheke artists placed throughout Oneroa village’s landscape. Established in 2012, the event was instigated by resident artists Paora Toi Te Rangiuaia and Sally Smith...
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...

The sun came out and shone hard. Boats moored in the bay. A market of delicious food and exciting knick-knacks stood ready. Everything was ready for the crowds. Last Sunday, the Onetangi Beach Races once again brought hordes of locals...
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...
Hundreds walked or ran the 5km, 10km or went the full distance in the third annual Hawaiian Airlines Waiheke Half Marathon on Saturday. A still morning greeted about 1000 runners who circled Oneroa and Blackpool from the Alison Park start/finish...
If you ever line up for a coffee, a ferry, a bus, train or plane, local artist Nooroa Te Hira Anguna invites you to come and see what other lines are drawn in his upcoming cartoon exhibition Here is...