The Man O’ War Summer Lunch in support of the Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust (ARHT) went off without a hitch last Sunday. The event raised close to $300,000 in donations, and it continues to be the largest fundraiser for...

A recurring event that gets residents and visitors alike excited is the Waiheke Snorkel Day put on every year as part of Seaweek, the nation-wide week dedicated to the ocean coordinated by the New Zealand Association for Environmental Education. On...
Driving rain and a howling nor’easter did not deter hardy young fishers, or their parents, from successfully reviving the Waiheke Fish’n Kids competition at Old Matiatia Wharf on Sunday. The Waiheke Fishing Club contest, organised by Ox Tackle Developments, was...
Artworks Theatre was full to the brim on Sunday with an audience which included child pirates and adult mermaids for an interactive show to cap off the Fun Palaces weekend. The performance of The Dragon In The Sea had actors...
The Chills are bringing their sophisticated rock to Artworks Theatre this Sunday.  They conclude their nationwide tour with one show in Waiheke and will play a mix of their old classics as well as new songs from their most recent...
The scenes behind The Great Gulf News Trolley Derby were full of excitement as drivers made last minute adjustments in the pits and volunteers set up the track. Check out our 16-page lift out for all the highlights of the...
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,...

Students of Te Huruhi Primary School were challenged to wear crazy hats last Friday as the school reminded them that hats must be worn during term four, and they took the challenge seriously. An abundance of children got creative, cutting,...
After a two-year hiatus, don’t miss the Onetangi Beach races this weekend. Horses, tractors, kids carts and Sealegs will be charging down the beachfront this Sunday 17 February.  Now a staple event on the island calendar, the races are a...
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...