Walking Festival organisers say that their decision to ditch this year’s event because of the uncertainty around Covid alert levels was made “with heavy hearts”.  The call came on Tuesday morning following the Government’s announcement on Monday that Waiheke –...
With the Song and Poetry Thing unable to take place in person at level 3, Waiheke poets share works they would have read this week at the monthly gathering. Bones, by Julie Biuso I think about it often though it's nearly 40...
Artist Sarah-Jane Blake is bringing cheer to level 4 Waiheke with her Lockdown Gigs Billsticker Project, a virtual concert tour mapped out around Ostend. The daughter of late New Zealand sailing legend Sir Peter Blake, who recently traded her live-aboard...
Almost 250 locals got zippy last weekend when EcoZip Adventures treated residents to their big “thank you” day. The day was a way of marking Waiheke’s support for the company, not just over the past year when international border closures...
Murray Vuletich has a problem.  Converting an old ride on lawnmower into a trolley for the upcoming Great Gulf News Trolley Derby seemed like a great idea. The steering mechanism is excellent and he’s replaced the original front tyres with...
In a wet and wild weekend, Stony Batter played host to some of New Zealand’s top musicians. Graham Hooper braved the elements and the trek to the tunnels to photograph and report on what was a truly unforgettable experience.  Wow,...

To Korowai o Waiheke has teamed up with Waiheke Cinema to bring acclaimed doco Fight for the Wild to the big screen next month. Fight for the Wild explores the notions of Predator Free 2050 (from which Te Korowai...
Waiheke Primary School children were pelted with colourful paint powder and splashed down wet and wild water slides to put the fun into fundraising last Friday. Principal Nick Shaw – who also pluckily entered into the mucky spirit of the...
A bright and chilly day provided perfect conditions for last weekend’s leg of the Ocean Swim Series held between Little O and the main beach – an event that attracted more than 1000 swimmers. In the Iceberg 2000m event Commonwealth...
Around 1000 brave souls, including an Olympic swimmer or two, will take to the chilly waters of Oneroa this weekend as part of the inaugural Hot Springs Spa Iceberg swim. Three-time Olympic swimmer Dean Kent and two of his brothers,...