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...
The skies are set to light up next month with Waiheke Dirt Track’s annual fireworks display, which will take place this year on Saturday 4 November. “It’s some high quality stuff,” says Dirt Track member Rob Marshall, who is organising...
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...

Safia Archer’s weekly arts diary Merging the traditional with digital, Sculpt Oneroa is poised to showcase the island’s artistic talent, with the much anticipated opening of its annual exhibition next weekend. Along with established artists, curators and organisers of the exhibition...
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...

Waiheke Fishing and Recreation Club’s 24-hour Snapper Classic 2017 will be remembered long after the fish have been enjoyed. A record set in the contest’s second year, for the biggest snapper, was finally beaten six years on. And what’s more, it...

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....
“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...
The fifth Waiheke Playwrights Festival opens on Friday 24 February. Growing in size and sophistication each year, this popular annual event will showcase the work of seven playwrights in a programme packed with variety. All the plays are ten minutes...

There wasn’t much space to be found in Space Gallery on Oneroa’s main street last Friday evening, where a good-sized crowd squeezed in for the opening of the 2015 Sculpt Oneroa exhibition. The annual event, curated by artists Sally Smith...