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....
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 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 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...
Known for his high energy performances and his love of Shakespeare, actor-director Michael Hurst brings the two together in his work, No Holds Bard, at Artworks Theatre this week. Created by Michael and writing team Natalie Medlock and Dan Musgrove,...
Long-time local band Radio Rebelde is back from their winter hibernation and ready to blow your socks off with a blast of a concert at 8pm at Artworks Theatre on Sunday 24 November. Energetic as ever, the home-crowd favourites are...
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...
Top Wellington band Fat Freddy’s Drop is coming to Waiheke for the first time ever. Pre-sale tickets go on sale from 11 August for the concert which will be at Cable Bay Vineyard for one show only on Sunday 31...

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...
Waiheke High School Robotics Club secured an amazing second place in their first appearance at national level in the annual Vex IQ competition in Rotorua. The event on Monday 4 December attracted 35 determined teams from around New Zealand. Waiheke entered...