Artworks Theatre is to be transformed into a French cabaret dance club for a party to raise funds for the theatre that has been hit hard by the Covid-19 restrictions. The Moulin Rouge theme means there will be a madam...
After months of cancellations and postponements it’s good to see some regular major Waiheke events being put back on the calendar. This week it’s the turn of the Waiheke Walking Festival, which is planning a longer, expanded, 18-day schedule starting...
Last Saturday Waiheke marked Anzac Day without being able to gather together as usual at the RSA’s war memorial. But in typical inventive style, the island found plenty of ways to make the day special. Gulf News readers and...
Anzac Day services this Saturday 25 April will not be the social gatherings of years past, but organisers invite the nation to stand apart, together as one. Remembrance services around the country were cancelled before the lockdown when the...
Systems may have jammed as the country scrambled with news of moves to alert level four, but members of Waiheke o Waiata brought cheer and laughter with a virtual singalong on Monday. Using Zoom software, Michelle Kershaw invited members of...
The countdown’s on for those wanting to get a sticky-beak into some of Waiheke’s award-winning, beautiful and extravagant homes. The Wonderful Waiheke House Tour doubles as the Waiheke Community Art Gallery’s main fundraising event of the year but also offers...

Horses thundered, tractors grunted, Sealegs hit the surf and the crowds cheered on at the 2020 Onetangi Beach Races on Sunday. While black clouds initially threatened, it was sunshine all the way to the finish at the packed out event...
Piritahi Hau Ora team produced another memorable Waitangi Day of manaakitanga at Piritahi marae in Blackpool on 6 February. Over 400 people took part in the welcoming pōwhiri, and after a cup of tea to complete the process, they...
The third annual guided paddle in Te Matuku Marine Reserve was held last weekend. The Sunday event was a collaboration between the Experience Marine Reserves  interactive days and SUP Waiheke and follows on from the previous weekend’s guided snorkelling around...
Piritahi Marae was brimming with music from around the world last week as a talented group of 18 to 30-year-old musicians entertained a large crowd as part of Ethno New Zealand. Guests were welcomed on to the marae with...