What’s On

Thursday 21 January

STEAM Powered Fun at Waiheke Library: 2pm to 3.30pm. A fun circuit of activities combining the arts, sciences and more.

Under The Story Tree at Whakanewha: 10am to midday at Whakanewha. How did Whakanewha become a regional park? Come meet the park rangers and find out what they do. Age six years plus. Cost $10. For bookings email storycentre@gmail.com

Under the Story Tree at Whakanewha: 6pm to 8pm. Pack up a picnic and join us under the beautiful ancient spreading pohutukawa to share stories. Koha. A Place to Belong Children’s storytelling crankie: Tales and histories of Whakanewha and Finding His Aronga Puppet Show

Recommended for children five years plus.

Wriggle and Rhyme at Waiheke Library: 10am to 10.30am. A fun programme that promotes active movement and brain development for babies and toddlers.

Community pool: 7am to 8am, lane swimming; 6.45pm to 7.45pm, Aqua Fit with Nydia. For more information and prices go to waihekepool.co.nz or FB waihekepool

Waiheke RSA: Housie 9.30am start, all welcome. Cards from 2pm, come in for a game of 500 and poker.

Upcycle Re-Design Store: For new items locally crafted from discarded materials. Alkaline battery recycling. Drop off at Upcycle Re-Design. Also The Waiheke Room, for local products. Open daily. Pendragon Mall, Oneroa.

Need a free JP? Citizens Advice Bureau, 10am to midday. 

Waiheke Dirt Track Club: Fundraising raffles from 5pm. Woolshed, O’Brien Road. All welcome.

Sol Bar and Café’s Thursday after-work bash: 6pm until 11pm. Argentinian-style barbecue with three combo options, bondiola ($20), choripan ($15) or empanadas ($15). All combos include a choice between a glass of lager beer, wine or sangria.

Waiheke RSA: Darts Tournament from 6pm.

Club Waiheke: Quiz night, 7pm. 

Malones: Open mic and extended happy hours.

Friday 22 January

Under the Story Tree at Whakanewha: 10am to 10.45am and 11.15am to midday. A Place to Belong. A special morning programme for early years exploring the history of Whakanewha through movement, song, story and art. Ages 3 to 5. Cost $5. For bookings email storycentre@gmail.com

Tom Sainsbury’s New Comedy Hour: Artworks Theatre, tonight and Saturday 23 January at 7.30pm. Recently named Top Entertainer of 2020 by NZ Herald, it certainly has been the year for the extremely funny, clever and just all round funny actor on TV, the big screen, social media and now published media – comedian Tom Sainsbury. Tickets costing $30 or $35 on door (+ ticketing fees from  www.artworkstheatre.org.nz

Kai Conscious Cafe: Do you have excess or unwanted food? Donate it and be part of the community lunches at the Waiheke Sustainability Centre on Mako Street from 1pm to 2pm on Fridays. Donations of fruit, veggies and herbs always welcome. Waiheke Sustainability Centre on Mako Street.

Community pool: 7am to 8am, lane swimming. 

Need a free JP? Waiheke Community Library, 9.30am to 11.30am. 

Pickleball: 4pm to 6pm at Waiheke Recreational Centre. Contact Jeff on 027 501 9628. See pac.org.nz/waiheke-island-pickleball/

Free outdoor cinema: Artworks Courtyard, 9pm this week’s movie is Cirque Du Soleil – Quidam. Bring the family and a blanket/cushion. Ice-creams, soft drinks and snacks will be on sale. See page 37 for movie review.

Friday night sundowners at The Pinter Artworks theatre: Start the weekend right with a cocktail and a taco at The Pinter. The Onternet from 4pm to 8pm and food by Taco Y Masa. 

Club Waiheke: Membership, Joker and raffles. Music from 6pm.

Waiheke RSA: Members draw anytime between 6.30pm to 8pm and meat raffles.

Saturday 23 January 

Belton Beach Volleyball Tournament: 10am to 6pm at Little Oneroa. Have a go for free, enter a social tournament or watch the international women’s pro teams. See full story in sport on page 45.

Ostend Saturday market: Rain or shine, stalls both inside the Ostend War Memorial Hall and outside in the reserve have something for everyone. 8.30am to 1pm. Phone Jill on 021 068 6603 or Rose on 027 568 2715.

Good to Go: Upcycled jar system for all hot and cold drinks at Ostend market. Come along for a jar or bring your own keep cup.

Community pool: 8am to 9am, lane swimming ; midday to 4pm, community swimming. For more information go to waihekepool.co.nz or FB waihekepool

Waiheke RSA: Indoor bowls, 1.30pm start.

Whittakers Musical Museum: 10am to 4pm. With more than 100 working musical instruments. Entry adults $5, children and students free. Whittakers is in the Artworks complex, Korora Road, Oneroa. Contact 372 5573 or info@musicalmuseum.org

Museum and Historic Village: 11am to 3pm at 165 Onetangi Road. Entry by donation. waihekemuseum.org.nz 

Need a free JP? Citizens Advice Bureau, 10am to midday. 

Rocky Bay Cafe: 9am to 1pm.

Pickleball: 3pm to 5pm at Waiheke Recreational Centre. Contact Jeff 027 501 9628. See pac.org.nz/waiheke-island-pickleball/

Malones: Sports on SKY and DJ from 10pm to 2am.

Sunday 24 January 

Kiwi Conservation Club: 3pm to 5pm birdwatch at Whakanewha Park. Meet at the dotterel sculpture carpark. Observe the endangered New Zealand tūturiwhatu/dotterel; learn about the conservation efforts, and the park’s pest eradication programme. Includes 45-minute walk through the ngahere, native bush up to the site of Poukaraka Pā for a five-minute bird survey. Bring binoculars, hat, sunblock, wet weather gear (if raining), suitable footwear, drinking water and light refreshments. Gold coin koha. To round off the afternoon, perhaps bring your togs for a swim, and a picnic to enjoy in the shade of the giant pohutukawa tree. To book your place, email haurakiislands@kcc.org.nz

Blackpool car boot sale and market: Every Sunday in January. Books, craft, plants, food and bargains galore at the Old Blackpool School from 9am to 1pm. Stalls cost $5 and proceeds go towards a community swimming pool. Phone Ken on 372 6391 for information.

Community pool: 10.30am to midday, lane swimming; midday to 4pm community s. For more information and prices go to waihekepool.co.nz or FB waihekepool

Waka Ama training: 8.30am, Te Huruhi Bay in front of marae carpark, bring suitable clothing.

Whittakers Musical Museum: 10am to 1pm. With more than 100 working musical instruments. Entry adults $5, children and students free. Whittakers is in the Artworks complex, Korora Road, Oneroa. Contact 372 5573 or info@musicalmuseum.org

Club Waiheke: Roll-up bowls, 10am.

Makerspace Club: An opportunity for children between five and 13 to get creative at Waiheke Library from 10.30am to midday.

Museum and Historic Village: 11am to 3pm at 165 Onetangi Road. Entry by donation. waihekemuseum.org.nz 

Rocky Bay Cafe: 9am to 1pm.

Pickleball: 5pm to 7pm at Waiheke Recreational Centre. Contact Jeff on 027 501 9628.  See pac.org.nz/waiheke-island-pickleball/

The Pinter Sunday Sessions at Artworks theatre: Free event with live music and DJs on the terrace featuring cocktails, beer and food from Taco y Masa. This is a family friendly event so bring the kids along to play on the grass or courtyard while you relax in the sun.

Malones: Hospo night, free pool, happy hours for hospo staff and DJ from 9pm.

Monday 25 January

Community pool: 7am to 8am, lane swimming; 6.45pm to 7.45pm, Aqua Fit with Nydia. For more information and prices go to waihekepool.co.nz or FB waihekepool

Museum and Historic Village: 11am to 3pm at 165 Onetangi Road. Entry by donation. waihekemuseum.org.nz 

Need a free JP?: Citizens Advice Bureau, midday to 2pm. 

Scottish Country Dancing: See story on page 44. Phone 372 9144 for information.

Scrabble: From 1.15pm at Red Cross. All welcome.

Tuesday 26 January 

Community pool:  7am to 8am, lane swimming. For more information and prices go to waihekepool.co.nz or FB waihekepool

Line Dancing Waiheke RSA: Ostend Hall, 9.30am to 11am.

Need a free JP?: Waiheke Local Board support office, 9.30am  to 11.30am.

Club Waiheke: Mahjong, 1.30pm.

Waiheke RSA: Waiheke Quiz Night, 6.30pm. 

Malones: Texas Hold’em poker from 7pm.

Wednesday 27 January

Strange but True Science: Waiheke Library, 2pm to 3.30pm. A science circuit to explore the amazing and bizarre facts of science including where magic and science meet.

Need a free JP?: Waiheke Community Library, 9.30am to 11.30am. 

Club Waiheke: Roll-up bowls, 2pm.

Museum and Historic Village: 11am to 3pm at 165 Onetangi Road. Entry by donation. waihekemuseum.org.nz 

Club Waiheke: Karaoke from 7pm.

Malones: Killer pool competition.

Scottish Country Dancing: On holiday until March see you then. Phone 372 9144 for information.

Scrabble: From 1.15pm at Red Cross. All welcome.

Tuesday 19 January 

Under The Story Tree at Whakanewha: 10am to midday. Tales of Tangata Whenua. Who were the first humans to step foot on the shores of Whakanewha and give name to her? Age 6 years plus. Cost $10. For bookings email storycentre@gmail.com

Club Waiheke: Mahjong, 1.30pm.

Community Pool:  7am to 8am, lane swimming. For more information and pricing go to waihekepool.co.nz or FB waihekepool

Line Dancing Waiheke RSA: Ostend Hall, 9.30am to 11am.

Need a free JP? Waiheke Local Board support office, 9.30am to 11.30am

Waiheke RSA: Waiheke Quiz Night, 6.30pm. 

Malones: Texas Hold’em poker from 7pm.

Wednesday 20 January

Under The Story Tree at Whakanewha: 10am to midday. Ships, sheep and squatters. Who were the early European arrivals to the area and why did they choose Whakanewha? Age 6 years plus. Cost $10. For bookings email storycentre@gmail.com

Club Waiheke: Roll-up bowls, 2pm.

Living Waters Soup Kitchen: At the Living Waters Church in Surfdale, run with the help of Kai Conscious and their helpers. Volunteers help with preparation from 10am. Dinner available from 12.30pm.

Need a free JP? Waiheke Community Library, 9.30am to 11.30am. 

Museum and Historic Village: 11am to 3pm at 165 Onetangi Road. Entry by donation. waihekemuseum.org.nz 

Club Waiheke: Karaoke from 7pm.

Malones: Killer pool competition.