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 island’s delicious Te Matuku oysters will be the star of the show at the annual Oyster Festival this Saturday. The festival, held at Rangihoua Estate from midday, will celebrate these island delicacies alongside artisan food, wine, beer and...
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...
While retaining inspirational jazz performances, a new focus of this year’s festival is on contemporary music, demonstrations of abstract and figurative painting involving national treasures Dick Frizzell and Richard Adams, free-form live jazz, and of course, the audience. “I wanted...
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...
In keeping with tradition, the Waiheke RSA has organised two Anzac Day services to commemorate New Zealanders killed in war and honour returned servicemen and women on Tuesday, 25 April. The white crosses will be raised, poppies pinned to jackets...
An album that traces the “dark places” in people’s lives is being released by Waiheke’s Solomon Cole Band tomorrow. Guitarist and vocalist Solomon Cole says releasing their debut album, Bruises, is an exciting step for the band, which includes vocalist...
A fascinating programme has been gathered for the first Waiheke Women’s Day to take place at the Artworks complex on Sunday 12 August. The day is meant as an opportunity for women from all over the island to gather and...
Trivia fans can put their skills to good use on Saturday 26 August to help send Waiheke High School’s premier netball team to the Upper North Island Secondary School (UNISS) Competition. Starting at 6.30pm at the Waiheke Sports Club on...
“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...