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....

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 ambitious group of high school students has come together around their passion for music in the Waiheke Youth Music Trust. These talented youth hope the trust will enable them to be taken seriously as young musicians. I caught up...
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...

“After the cancellation of the Onetangi Beach Races last year, we are looking to make the 2019 races better than ever,” organisers say. The date for the classic island event has been set for Sunday 17 February. There will be...
Constantly evolving Radio Rebelde had a wonderful send off for five members at Rangihoua Estate on Saturday. Vocalist Ashley Blair and trombonist partner Greg Cossar (who had a stunning lime green mohawk on the day), Magico, Juan Silva and Sylvain...
Neil Finn made a surprise appearance at headland Sculpture on the Gulf on Thursday evening last week. The famous Kiwi musician, who was a lead singer in Crowded House and Split Enz, is friends with architects Nicholas Stevens and Gary...
Children dressed in poor taste and danced for three hours last Saturday as Kaleidoscope’s fundraising dance-athon took place. The theme was bad taste, and artistic director Kathy Ogletree said the costumes were hilarious, ranging from laugh-out-loud to cringeworthy. “We had one...

After a four-month hiatus, the Last Laughs improv comedy troupe is preparing to return. Ringleader Lisa Garrity says the group has been “slippery as a meerkat” as of late. “We were all over the place—performing, in hospital, working.” Lance Driver...