The Solomon Cole Band, Deep House Brothers and DJ Didge will deliver a solid soundtrack for a lazy afternoon on the green when they play at Peacock Sky on 5 March. Musical genres will range from progressive house to live...
At least ten stingrays have been found lying dead on Blackpool Beach with their tails cut off, shocking local Waiheke residents and prompting a school group visiting Piritahi Marae to perform a karakia and bury the animals. “I was sickened....
The anxiety and awe of creating and unveiling a carved meeting house at Piritahi Marae will soon be revealed in a documentary. Waiheke filmmaker Baraka from ember::vision has made her first feature film, Kia Piritahi, about the carving and weaving...

Waiheke’s ferry operator is increasing fares by an average of $1 for each leg of the return journey to Auckland. It is also replacing a number of products. Commuter price changes will take effect from 1 November, while modifications...
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...
The Auckland rescue helicopter may be flying to Waiheke from a new base next year after failing to renew its lease at the Mechanics Bay heliport with Ports of Auckland Ltd. After more than a year of negotiations, the port...
Auckland Council has called for public submissions on the proposed Kennedy Point marina, ticking off another box for project director Tony Mair. Those supporting or opposing the application have until Friday 16 December to lodge submissions with the council. Mr Mair’s...
PENGUIN TIPS If you find a struggling little penguin, Karen Saunders of Native Bird Rescue advises: “Please call 020 473 9464 for advice so we can confirm the little penguin needs help. “If it does then it is important to keep...
“All vineyards experienced a shortage of hospitality staff over the peak summer period,” says Jenny Holmes, chair of the Waiheke Island Tourism Forum. “The majority of vineyards have enough staff to work in the vines, but it is kitchen...
Fullers says it is listening to local concerns about double-decker buses and will reduce their use on the island over winter. However, the big buses will still be plying narrow roads on weekends and decisions on their long-term future have...