Te Ara Kirihimete Christmas celebrations on Saturday 30 November included festivities across Oneroa, including the beach.  After activities, games and performances at the Sustainability Centre, Alison Park, Artworks and the library, stars marked the way for Christmas path followers to...
Every month for 20 years, members of the Waiheke Book Club have been coming together to talk about books. Some members waited years to join the group and no one is leaving. The connections run deep and club members...
The Waiheke Walking Festival 2019 has been hailed as a success with 900 people booking 2336 individual walks over the 10-day programme. Festival manager Anna Reinstein says this year’s festival was made up of 52 events - 48 walks plus...
A karakia was performed every morning last week to bless the three exhibitions that were opened at the Waiheke Community Art Gallery on Friday 22 November. A crowd gathered outside the gallery on the balmy early summer evening to be...
“I’ve been alive 36,525 days,” Kara Nelson pronounced on Wednesday morning as she celebrated her 100th birthday. After a breakfast of fruit and a poached egg on toast, Kara caught up with birthday messages, including one from the Queen. When...
It was an evening of opulence and fine dining at Mudbrick’s Velvet Society Dinner as members celebrated a fantastic 2019 vintage on Waiheke with a classic “vintage” theme.  At Mudbrick, Velvet is the crème de la crème, the flagship wine...
Visitors exploring last weekend’s Jassy Dean Trust’s Waiheke Garden Festival were lucky to enjoy a fair amount of sunshine despite ominous weather forecasts in the lead up to the much-anticipated event.  Nine gardens around the island each offered something unique,...
Family, friends and admirers from Waiheke last month joined the Q Theatre audience for the first night of Kit Reilly’s Utopia #9. For someone who has so recently graduated from his fulltime dance education, Waiheke born and raised Kit Reilly...
Tantalus Estate continues to impress, picking up the supreme award at Hospitality New Zealand’s annual event. The estate also won the best restaurant award. This follows its win last year when it was named best destination venue. “This year’s supreme...
After a four-month hiatus, the soup kitchen returned to Living Waters Church with a vibrant menu and a group of enthusiastic volunteers last week. Around 30 people gathered to enjoy Indian and Thai-inspired curry soups, coleslaw, garlic bread and...