David Waters is an old and wise head when it comes to building trolleys, so with the Great Gulf News Trolley Derby now just around the corner, he offers some practical advice to build your own safe speedster. With the...
A team of fit, fast and furious Waiheke firefighters scaled the Sky Tower on Saturday 22 May, raising more than $6000 for Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand. Overall, firefighters from across the country raised a whopping $1,367,876. Wearing their...
The women’s section of the Waiheke Returned Services Association celebrated 35 years on Wednesday  5 May. The Ostend War Memorial Hall was packed with members from near and far who gathered to share stories and recognize special contributions to...
The three-day festival will run from Friday 14 to Sunday 16 May and bring together local wine, food, art and music at more than 10 island vineyards. The Waiheke Island Tourism Inc team, Fullers360, and the Winegrowers Association are behind...
Perfect conditions for the Dirt Track’s Easter Invasion meant huge numbers turning up on the hill to watch the thrills and spills of racing – and a few imported drivers crashing the prizegiving party. Waiheke’s happy couple Jenna Harris and...
After last year’s 11th-hour cancellation due to Covid, Waiheke Jazz Festival 2021 returned with a bang over the Easter weekend with sell-out shows around the island. With sanitisers at the ready, venues were packed full of gleeful audiences coming together...
“Everybody’s got to do a demolition derby once in their life,” says Waiheke Dirt Track Club secretary Bruce (Slick) Beaumont. The club’s Easter meet is just around the corner and there are still cars available for the demo derby, he...
After celebrating its 20th anniversary last year, Waiheke’s popular garden festival is to take a year off in 2021 to give it time to “revitalise”. The Garden Festival has been the major annual fundraising event for the Jassy Dean Trust,...
It was a wonderful sunny day with no wind when more than 130 of the community came together to raise $45,000 for the local hospice in the beautiful gardens of Deborah Kelland and Sue Nelsons’ property in Park Point...
Thousands of revellers flocked to Waiheke last weekend for the seventh annual Flamingo Pier Festival. For the first time, organisers pushed the event out to three days as Waitangi Weekend stretched into Monday’s public holiday, giving locals and visitors alike...