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...
If you fancy some kapa haka without the tricky moves then Jan Newton has found your perfect stage. In conjunction with Piritahi Marae, Jan is assembling a kaumatua and whanau group to perform at upcoming kapa haka events. If all...

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...
Piritahi Marae is getting ready for its “biggest day yet”, the opening of the wharenui adorned with carvings. A pre-dawn ceremony will be held on 5 June celebrating the fortieth anniversary of the marae and the opening of the...
Aotearoa, land of the long white cloud, land of many cultures.  Artist Lorna Dixon-Rikihana explores this concept and more in her latest work featured at the Waiheke Community Art Gallery’s Te Kohao O Te Ngira - The Eye Of...
“Kotahi te kohao o te ngira e kuhuna ai te miro ma, te miro pango, te miro whero. I muri, kia mau ki te aroha, ki te ture, ki te whakapono; Through the eye of the needle pass the...
A love of technology, nature and youth at risk is coming together for Eric Rangi Hillman as he develops computer games. A flurry of interest currently surrounds the Waiheke digital gaming and app development company, Her0tech, which island residents Eric...
This year’s Waitangi Day event at Piritahi Marae was another incredible celebration of Aotearoa’s history, Māori cultural traditions and a thoughtful expression of community engagement.  Attended by several hundred people throughout the day from all age groups, backgrounds and walks...
For the first time in a decade Waiheke High’s Piringakau kapa haka group performed at Polyfest 2018. It had been so long, yet they blew everyone away with their outstanding performance and mana. With only six weeks to prepare their...
The long-awaited ceremony held on Sunday to officially open Piritaha Marae’s whare whakairo, house of carvings, was a mix of formality and festivity. Representatives of iwi from around the region, members of parliament, Waiheke residents and visitors attended the day...