Anne Frank started to write her diary on her 13th birthday in June 1942, just two weeks before she and her family were forced to go into hiding in Nazi-occupied Holland.  Written from the cramped conditions of an annex in...
Anyone wanting to be reassured that ‘the old Waiheke’ is alive and thriving should spend the next fine Saturday morning at Ostend’s weekly market. Though versions of farmers’ markets are now fashionable and popular in many centres, this one has...
Packed ferries and the hottest days of summer can mean only one thing - headland Sculpture on the Gulf is back. Anniversary Weekend saw 8000 people walk the headland trail at Matiatia and the festival still has three weekends...

Feeling good Legendary Kiwi band The Feelers got the crowd moving at Artworks on Friday night playing a number of their hit songs including Venus, Larger Than Life, Fishing for Lisa and As Good As It Gets.  The group is currently...
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...
The opportunity to taste wines from 15 different Waiheke vineyards in one location is coming up on Saturday 2 April. The Explore Waiheke Wine and Food Festival will be centred this year around Te Motu, The Airstrip, a piece of...
The sun shone down on the 808 women, men and children who participated in one of the many races this past Saturday, as the 26th annual Wharf2Wharf took place. The races ranged from five to 25 kilometres with the...

Artworks Theatre filled to the brim on the evening of Saturday 24 November when Radio Rebelde burst out of another winter hibernation with their energy back on full. Warming up for the band was VJ and DJ Mano Paco and...
Island rock band Aaron Carpenter and the Revelators are well on their way to completing their debut album. “The problem is, it’s not finished, and we need your help,” says frontman Aaron Carpenter. “It’s recorded, but we need to pay...
Friday 13 is usually associated with bad fortune and bad luck. But the last Friday 13 July was just the opposite, when Waiheke Rotary threw a blast of a Black Tie Gala. Just short of a hundred people filled out...