For the first time in a decade Waiheke High’s Piringakau kapa haka group performed at Polyfest 2018. It had been so long, yet they blew everyone away with their outstanding performance and mana. With only six weeks to prepare their...

People of all ages, nationalities and skin colours had gathered under the sun outside Piritahi Marae on the morning of Wednesday 6 February, waiting to be officially welcomed onto the grounds to take part in the solemn celebrations of...
Five bronze waka sit with authority along Auckland’s Beach Road, a marker of the site’s Maori trading heritage and the original shoreline. Waiheke sculptor Chris Bailey has had a busy two years. While helping complete and install the carvings that...
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...
Waiheke continues to mourn following the death of Ngāti Pāoa elder George Kahi, while his iwi pledges to continue work on his legacy projects here. A cultural champion, George had a vision for Waiheke and worked closely with a range...
“What’s good for Māori is good for everybody,” is the catch-cry adopted by Waiheke High School’s newly approved whānau form class. The board of trustees has given the green light to an all-ages vertical form class that will launch this...
This year’s Waitangi Day event at Piritahi Marae was another incredible celebration of Aotearoa’s history, Māori cultural traditions and a thoughtful expression of community engagement.  Attended by several hundred people throughout the day from all age groups, backgrounds and walks...
Kaua he whakamā ki te korerō Māori. Ahakoa he iti, he tāonga  Don’t be shy to speak Māori. No matter how little, treasure it Waiheke High School head girl Teeana Kara has chosen to put university on hold next year to study...
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...
The developer of a 25-lot subdivision straddling Thompson’s Point sought approval from the Waiheke Local Board for its preferred road names at last Wednesday’s monthly board meeting. Wawata Estate Limited had put forward road names suggested by Ngāi Tai Ki...