The 2016 Waiheke Walking Festival is well underway, and organiser Denise Whitfield says it has been great to see hundreds of happy, smiling visitors and locals out enjoying Waiheke’s stunning tracks. “We have already had some lovely feedback from festival-goers....
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...

The chances are that President Trump will never visit our little island paradise. But the next best thing will. In a comedy-theatre hybrid, Alexander Sparrow will be at Artworks Theatre for two performances of his DJ Trump show next...
The Ultimate Waiheke Wedding raffle organised by the Parents and Friends of Te Huruhi concluded after two months of ticket sales on Monday 13 March with $51,250 raised. The lucky winner was officially Kim Rae, however, she is not the...
Decorated dinghies propped against posts invite people to snuggle in their shadow at headland Sculpture on the Gulf, to take refuge from sun, wind or rain. But to spend any time under them is to hear harrowing accounts of refugee...
Waiheke creatives certainly put art on the map, and this weekend the island is a treasure trove to be discovered, with more than 37 creative spaces open to view. Ticket-holders for the Open Studios Weekend can also meet the...
Tired of the rain, the team at Wild on Waiheke is kicking off its Local Beer Sunday Sessions starting 1 October. Throughout the month of October, the afternoon event will feature live music by local folk band Gráinneog, pronounced...
It’s been a two-year process, but now Aaron Carpenter and The Revelators are ready to release their debut album Pretty Lies. It is not Aaron Carpenter and The Revelators as you have heard them before; it is “completely different”. “It’s...

Drum and bass legend Optimus Gryme is hanging up his headphones this month with the final show of his farewell tour taking place on Waiheke on Saturday 28 October. Optimus, otherwise known as Charlie Brown, moved to Waiheke with his...
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...