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Get in quick for concert series

Australia's Got Talent finalist Liam Burrows will be in concert at Artworks Theatre on Waiheke Island on March 25.

Waiheke International Jazz Festival concert series seats are limited so people should act fast to avoid disappointment.

Accolades for Waiheke businessman

Businessman and conservationist Rob Fenwick is one of three Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year finalists.

Businessman and conservationist Rob Fenwick is one of just three Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year finalists, chosen from 330 nominations.

All welcome at Waitangi Day celebrations

Piritahi Hau Ora chief executive and Oneroa Accident and Medical Centre general manager Judy Davis, raranga tutor and peer support worker Donna Paora, and domestic violence intervention co-ordinator and Waitangi day event co-ordinator Wendy Ford are looking forward to welcoming the community on February 6.

There are free activities and other family attractions at Waiheke's Piritahi Marae on Waitangi Day.

Waiheke Island declares itself TPPA free

Waiheke Local Board member Shirin Brown, centre, has spearheaded the resolution to make Waiheke Island a TPPA free zone. The decision was ratified at the board's first meeting of the year on January 28.

First it went nuclear free, then it was GE free – now it's TPPA free for Waiheke Island.

Tyre-less enthusiasm for cycling

Cycling advocate Tanya Batt, centre, is joined by Robyn Manuel from Hike Bike Ako and Cycle Action Waiheke's Rick Hindshaw at Matiatia on Go by Bike day last year.

Waiheke Island cycling enthusiasts are going batty over bikes this month.

All power to Ronnie!

Boyne Drummond at the unveiling of the new generator. He and brother Graham have added wheels to make the machine portable, a brass plaque commemorating mum Ronnie, and a box of floor lights.

A generator has been gifted to Waiheke Red Cross which will boost the island's capability to survive disaster.

New beginning for old church

Katherine Mason pretends to hold one of the church sections in her hand during one of the less stressful moments of the relocation.

Relocating a historic church to Waiheke was no walk in the park for a restoration expert’s daughter.

Wildlife sanctuary offers free talks and tours

Conservation work has been ongoing since Rotoroa Island in the Hauraki Gulf was officially opened to the public in February 2011.

Join in a series of free summer talks and tours with experts from Auckland Zoo and the Rotoroa Island Trust.

Wedding hell in a 'pigsty'

This is the scene Amy and Matt Ewen encountered when they went to check out their wedding venue before the big day.

Amy and Matt Ewen hadn't planned on spending Christmas Day cleaning the venue for their own wedding.

Tarantino enjoys Waiheke

Quentin Tarantino, left, and Zoe Bell at the New Zealand premiere of The Hateful Eight in Auckland on Wednesday.

The film director and his Kiwi muse, Zoe Bell, have been seen at the island's Stonyridge Vineyard.

Shirin Brown moots Waiheke as TPPA free

Waiheke Local Board member Shirin Brown says pushing for Waiheke to be a TPPA-free zone is a symbolic gesture.

Waiheke Island is already a GE free zone - but will it become a TPPA free zone too?

Fishing park no 'stunt', MP says

Auckland Central MP Nikki Kaye is urging people to have a say on government's recently announced Marine Protected Areas Act by March 11.

Proposed recreational fishing reserve in the Hauraki Gulf comes under scrutiny.

Jassy Dean Trust supporters run to help family

The 12k Wharf 2 Wharf Jassy Dean Trust champions line up with 6-year-old Vayla Petersen, her stepdad Jamie and mum Jesse, front right, at the 12k Wharf 2 Wharf start line at Onetangi.

A new mobility chair will make a huge difference for Vayla Petersen, who turns 7 this week.

Matiatia parking trial to finish next month

The 'Shuttles Only' sign means other users could be ticketed if they park in the coned off area before February 9, when the trial finishes.

Commuters will claw back 10 car parking spaces in the front car park at Matiatia once a trial to help out shuttles and taxis finishes.

Community backs small business owner

Ostend Dairy owners Jerry Singh and Parmjit Kaur say they are grateful to the community for its support.

Plans by Countdown to install a Lotto outlet in a store being built on Waiheke are not popular.

Time to relax after groundhog day

Brian Griffiths celebrates Direction Matiatia's court win but says it's a worry over what might happen next to the Matiatia land and bay.

Waiheke resident Brian Griffiths talks about the battle to keep island gateway Matiatia green and serene.

Police want help over stabbing

Waiheke police acting sergeant Raymond Matthews says investigations are continuing into how the man was wounded.

Waiheke police are trying to find out how a man found by the roadside got stabbed.

Grisly accident helps Westpac chopper

Kim Rae's third finger bears the scars of the day her ring snagged a shelf but at least surgeons were able to save the digit, thanks to fast action by a Westpac helicopter crew.

Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust is continuing to benefit from helping a woman after she badly damaged a finger

Works vital in Palm Rd

People will still be able to to the Palm Beach store and the fish and chip take-away next door, according to an Auckland Transport spokesman.

Auckland Transport is responding to worries that roadworks planned for Palm Rd will affect trade.

Hot news the day after party

Piritahi marae committee member Huhana Davis takes time to treasure her relationship with the elements and ancestral spirits at Matiatia.

Waiheke residents were celebrating at Matiatia as the company wanting to put a marina there was folding.

Be part of future pest-free solution

PhD student Harriet Achi is hoping to get a clear picture of how Waiheke residents want to manage pests on the island through her survey.

A PhD student is asking Waiheke residents to complete a survey so the island can be pest-free.

Explore celebrates SuperGold subsidy

Former Waiheke residents Alan Smythe and Susan Lamb, pictured with Explore staff member Sam Smith, became the first official SuperGold card holders to ride on Explore ferries on New Year's Day.

The Waiheke community is basking in high praise from the Explore Ferry Group after being granted a subsidy.

Watch out for flash flooding, warns Auckland Civil Defence Emergency Management

Torrential rain could cause flash or surface flooding, especially in low-lying areas.

If you must travel, drive to the conditions, residents are advised.

Community picnic to celebrate two year Matiatia battle

Everyone is welcome to celebrate the Environment Court decision against the proposed Matiatia marina at a picnic from 5pm till 8pm on Sunday behind Ross's Kayak shed.

A free family party on January 10 will celebrate the outcome of the Environment Court case against a marina at Matiatia.

Octogenarian out to win race

Eileen Evans with the silver cup she won in 2009. "I'm very competitive," she says.

Eileen Evans, 85, is determined to come first in the 5K section of Waiheke's annual iconic race.

Plans progress for Waiheke Island Steiner School

Bronwyn Harvey, Claudia Hellberg and Tania Twentyman are looking for around 2.5 hectares of land on Waiheke Island on which to site a Steiner school.

Plans are afoot for a Waiheke Island Steiner school but parents have to find somewhere to put it.

Time to decide future of park

Friends of Alison Park's Anne Kilgour praises council officers for their work on the Alison Park concept plan and consultation process.

Waiheke residents have until January 15, 2016 to put forward ideas for transforming a park.

Wine festival takes new format

The 2016 Waiheke Wine and Food Festival at Te Motu Vineyard will focus on a premium boutique wine and food experience. Pictured is the 2006 Waiheke Wine Festival.

It will be quaff and scoff in one location at the 2016 Waiheke Wine and Food Festival.

Jazz Festival just around the corner

The Ladykillers, from left: Jackie Clarke, Suzanne Lynch and Tina Cross, are part of the line-up of an Easter weekend packed with music.

Waiheke International Jazz Festival is offering heaps of entertainment at Easter, with tickets available from January.

A year to remember for Barney

Lloyd Barnett (Barney) is proud of the silver cross he was awarded on his investiture into the Order of St John.

It’s been an exciting year for Waiheke senior paramedic Lloyd Barnett culminating in a special honour for his work.

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