What’s On

Thursday 13 May

Wriggle and Rhyme at Waiheke Library: 10am to 10.30am. A fun programme that promotes active movement and brain development for babies and toddlers.

Waiheke RSA: Housie 9.30am. Cards from 2pm.

Upcycle Re-Design Store: For new items locally crafted from discarded materials. Alkaline battery recycling. Drop off at Upcycle Re-Design. Also The Waiheke Room, for local products. Open daily. Pendragon Mall, Oneroa.

Need a free JP? Citizens Advice Bureau, 10am to midday. 

Waiheke Dirt Track Club: Fundraising raffles from 5pm. Woolshed, O’Brien Road. All welcome.

Waiheke RSA: Darts Tournament from 6pm.

Club Waiheke: Quiz night, 7pm. 

Malones: Open mic and extended happy hours.

Friday 14 May 

Go Media Waiheke Island Wine and Food Festival: Until Sunday. Purchase a Festival Passport (R18) for $180 or $120 (no transport) at waihekefestival.nz to unlock unique vineyard experiences, such as food pairings and tasting, art and live music including a closing party featuring Waiheke’s popular Radio Rebelde, at Wild Estate on Sunday 16 May.

Rock N Roll Baby at Wild Estate: Wild Estate from 8pm to 11pm. See story on page 35. $20 pre-sale or $25 on the door. Book at 09 372 4225 or bookings@wildestate.co.nz

The Art of the Blend Winemakers Dinner: Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start at Stonyridge Vineyard, 80 Onetangi Road. See story on page 37.

Friday Night Jazz at Casita Miro: Cinematic Radio. Doors open at 6pm show starts at 7pm. Tickets $95 per person includes Chef Marco Edwardes designed menu. www.casitamiro.co.nz/shop

Rescued Food Available: If you’re in need of support, come pick up rescued food from Waiheke Sustainability Centre’s community fridge and pantry (accessible 24/7). Food is dropped off around midday, and if you have excess food you’re welcome to donate it to the fridge! www.facebook.com/kaiconsciouswaiheke

Kai Conscious Cafe: Do you have excess or unwanted food? Donate it and be part of the community lunches at the Waiheke Sustainability Centre on Mako Street from 1pm to 2pm on Fridays. Donations of fruit, veggies and herbs always welcome. Waiheke Sustainability Centre on Mako Street.

Need a free JP? Waiheke Community Library, 9.30am to 11.30am. 

Pickleball: 4pm to 6pm at Waiheke Recreational Centre. Contact Jeff on 027 501 9628.  See pac.org.nz/waiheke-island-pickleball/ 

Fireside Fridays: Come on down to a roaring fire at Wild Estate for Fireside Fridays, live music from 5.30pm to 8.30pm, open for dinner and drinks. Book online or call 372 3434 to reserve a table.

Club Waiheke: Membership, Joker and raffles. Music from 6pm.

Waiheke RSA: Members draw anytime between 6.30pm to 8pm and meat raffles.

Saturday 15 May   

Chamber Music NZ at Whittaker’s Musical Museum: Cellist Inbal Megiddo and pianist Rachel Thomson at 5pm. To be followed by a second concert on Saturday 26 June at 5pm featuring the Jade String Quartet. More details at www.musicalmuseum.org

The Cool Mum: 7.30pm at Artworks Community Theatre. Award-winning parody of a celebrity personal development seminar featuring Jo Ghastly. Show is recommended R13 for its mild adult themes. Tickets can be purchased through iticket with adults, concession and family tickets available. Information at www.artworkstheatre.org.nz

Common Ground: An exhibition by local potters using local clay from 10am to 4pm every weekend in May at Palm Beach’s Red Shed.

Ostend Saturday Market: Stalls both inside the Ostend War Memorial Hall and outside in the reserve with arts, crafts, food and much more from 8.30am to 1pm. Phone Jill on 021 068 6603 or Rose on 027 568 2715. Good to Go supply an upcycled jar system for all hot and cold drinks. Come along for a jar or bring your own keep cup.

Waiheke RSA: Indoor bowls, 1.30pm start.

Whittakers Musical Museum: 10am to 4pm. With more than 100 working musical instruments. Entry adults $5, children and students free. Whittakers is in the Artworks complex, Korora Road, Oneroa. Phone 372 5573. Contact email info@musicalmuseum.org

Museum and Historic Village: 11am to 3pm at 165 Onetangi Road. Entry by donation. waihekemuseum.org.nz 

Need a free JP? Citizens Advice Bureau, 10am to midday. 

Rocky Bay Cafe: 9am to 1pm.

Pickleball: 3pm to 5pm at Waiheke Recreational Centre. Contact Jeff 027 501 9628.  See pac.org.nz/waiheke-island-pickleball/

Club Waiheke: $20 steak night.

Malones: Sports on SKY and DJ from 10pm to 2am.

Sunday 16 May

Makerspace Club: A chance for children between ages five and 13 to get creative tinkering, making and building at Waiheke Library from 10.30am to midday.

Waka Ama Training: 8.30am, Te Huruhi Bay in front of marae carpark, bring suitable clothing.

Whittakers Musical Museum: 10am to 1pm. See Saturday’s listing.

Museum and Historic Village: 11am to 3pm. See Saturday’s listing.

Club Waiheke: Roll-up bowls, 10am.

Rocky Bay Cafe: Open 9am to 1pm.

Pickleball: 5pm to 7pm at Waiheke Recreational Centre. Contact Jeff on 027 501 9628.  See pac.org.nz/waiheke-island-pickleball/

The Pinter Sunday Sessions at Artworks Theatre: Free event with live music, DJs and food from Taco y Masa. This is a family friendly event so bring the kids along.

Malones: Hospo night, free pool, happy hours for hospo staff and DJ from 9pm.

Monday 17 May

Scrabble: 1.15pm at the library’s reading room.

Tai Chi Waiheke: Monday, 9am, Ostend Hall. All levels welcome. Phone Helga 372 2210.

Rescued Food Available: See Friday’s listing. www.facebook.com/kaiconsciouswaiheke

Need a free JP? Citizens Advice Bureau, midday to 2pm. 

Scottish Country Dancing: From midday at Red Cross. Please ring first, 372 9144.

Tuesday 18 May

Brainwave Trust Seminar Nurture Your Tamariki: 6.30pm to 8.30pm at Waiheke Primary School Hall. See story on page XX.

Bridge: 10am to 2.15pm at Cathy Mitchell Hall, 32 Putiki Rd, Ostend. Guests welcome. www.waihekebridgeclub.com or call Jane 021 912 631.

Thula Mama: 10am to 11.30am. Learn to sing lullabies from around the world in a capella harmony together with other mums and babies from zero to crawling. Contact Lauren for directions: 027 2637275 @ThulaMamaWaiheke

Tai Chi Waiheke: 5pm, Ostend Hall. All levels welcome. Phone Helga 372 2210.

St John Youth: 5b Belgium Street. Penguin group, 6-8 years, 6pm to 7pm. Cadets, 8-18 years, 6pm to 7.30pm. Visit www.youth.stjohn.org.nz for more information.

Need a free JP? Waiheke Local Board support office, 9.30am  to 11.30am.

Line Dancing: Ostend Hall, 10am to 11am. Contact Jane 027 886 6076.

Club Waiheke: Mahjong, 1.45pm.

Waiheke RSA: Waiheke Quiz Night, 6.30pm. 

Malones: Texas Hold’em poker from 7pm.

Wednesday 19 May

Crop Swap: 2.45pm to 3.15pm at Waiheke Primary School’s garden. Bring along something to swap: seeds, surplus produce, jars, gardening knowledge, recipes, baking or anything you’d like to share.

AA Driver and Vehicle Licensing Unit:  Waiheke Adult Learning, Artworks complex, 2 Korora Road, Oneroa. 9am to 4pm. No bookings required. Enquiries phone 0800 822 422.

Bridge: 7pm to 10pm at Cathy Mitchell Hall, 32 Putiki Rd, Ostend. Guests welcome. www.waihekebridgeclub.com or call Jane 021 912 631.

The Piritahi Marae Maara Kai (food garden): 8.30am to 11am. Learn about soil wellbeing, composting, seedlings, our small native tree nursery, whenua restoration and the importance of food resilience. 

Music and Movement: 9.30am. Pre-schoolers and carers,  St Paul’s Presbyterian Church (except school holidays).

Club Waiheke: Roll-up bowls, 1.45pm.

Rescued Food Available: See Friday’s listing. www.facebook.com/kaiconsciouswaiheke

Museum and Historic Village: 11am to 3pm at 165 Onetangi Road. Entry by donation. waihekemuseum.org.nz 

Need a free JP? Waiheke Community Library, 9.30am to 11.30am. 

Club Waiheke: Waiheke Waiata from 6pm with Noo’roa.

Malones: Killer pool competition.

Line Dancing: Ostend Hall, 10am to 11am. Contact Jane 027 886 6076.

Club Waiheke: Mahjong, 1.45pm.

Waiheke RSA: Waiheke Quiz Night, 6.30pm. 

Malones: Texas Hold’em poker from 7pm.