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...

The chance to see a slice of Waiheke history is on offer during a presentation of the island’s past, included in a two-week festival which runs untl 15 October. The Ferries of Waiheke Island and Mapping our Motu exhibtions...
The sold out sign greeted concertgoers to the V12 a capella choir’s 3pm show last Sunday at Artworks Theatre, as it had for the previous evening’s performance. Titled A secret chord, the matinee session was largely a journey through the...
Islanders should get their skates on to book for next month’s Waiheke Walking Festival. Registration for places on more than 50 free guided walks opened on 1 October and already a number of walks are fully subscribed. “We have closed...

Learn the history of henna, how to take care of henna tattoos, how to draw different designs and more, when the Waiheke Youth Voice puts on a free henna workshop for youth this Saturday 15 July. Under the guidance of...
Push the float out - this year’s Waiheke Christmas Parade is going to be a cracker. Waiheke Local Board is pulling out all stops to make this year’s event a success and local vineyards and businesses are donating great prizes....
She’s only 16 years old, but already has years of experience with music. Jemilah Ross-Hayes, or just Jemilah on stage, is one of the island’s young talents to keep an eye out for. “Singing songs on stage is one thing....
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...
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...
Comedian and playwright Richard Bull has trodden the Artworks Theatre boards long enough to know how to cope with stage fright. But for the premiere of Dracula, the first full-length play he’s written and directed, he was as nervous as...