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Wild weather sinks home

Kylie and Gavin Anderson hold youngest child, 18-month old daughter Ari, as they stand on Rocky Bay beach.

The Andersons renovated a boat to live aboard with their young family but now that dream has gone.

Carter thrills Waiheke Island video

Dan Carter takes seven and eight-year-old rugby players through their paces on Waiheke Island.

People of all ages queued up to meet the former All Black when he visited a high school.

Ferry petition gets support from Minister

Hon Nikki Kaye says she encouraged the group to launch a petition and will be presenting it to parliament.

Hon Nikki Kaye says she will be working to pave the way for competition on Waiheke’s ferry route.

Call for fair competition on ferry route

Charlotte Lockhart will be placing the petition at various retail outlets and hopes to achieve thousands of signatures.

Waiheke Island ferry users want the route regulated in line with the rest of the region.

Rose McLeod leaves island home

Textile artist Rose McLeod was presented with a leaving gift by Waiheke Community Art Gallery director Linda Chalmers ...

Longtime Waiheke resident Rose McLeod says she can't afford to live on the island anymore.

Exciting two days for Jeanine as Matariki events draw near

Jeanine Clarkin

Waiheke fashion designer Jeanine Clarkin is bringing her creative and organising talents to Auckland's Matariki event.

Teen crushed between trucks

The man was airlifted by the Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter on Thursday morning.

Young man in serious condition after being crushed on Auckland's Waiheke Island.

Sculpture on Gulf kicks off

Pavilion Structure: Gregor Kregar's interactive sculpture won the $20,000 Lexus premier award at headland Sculpture on ...

Thirty-four artists have just been chosen to show their work at New Zealand's foremost sculpture exhibition on Waiheke Island.

King of the Orcs plays idiot at theatre

Actor John Rawls is enjoying his time on Waiheke preparing for his role as comic character Sir Andrew Aguecheek in ...

Waiheke audiences will get the chance to see Hobbit movie actor John Rawls in Twelfth Night this July.

Sex workers' group to benefit from exhibition

New Zealand Prostitues' Collective members Amber Davis, Annah Pickering and Jazz Ataahua with artist Katy Soljak and ...

Sex workers have had a sneak preview of paintings in an exhibition soon to open on Waiheke.

Love of Shakespeare inspires play adaptation

Will shipwrecked siblings Sebastian (Martha Slimm) and Viola (Sarah Dodd) ever see one another again? See Shakespeare's ...

Shakespeare's Twelfth Night is set for a short run at Oneroa's Artworks Theatre.

Top honours for Waiheke viticulturist

Competitors concentrate during the BioStart Hortisports competition.

Damp, drizzle, mud and cold didn't deter a group of young viticulturists from competing hard for a new title.

Spring safari tickets on sale

The 2016 Waiheke Island Garden Safari will be on November 12 and 13.

Earlybird tickets to this year's Waiheke Island Garden Safari events go on sale this week.

All hands on deck to save Heather Belle

Michael Raymond and landlady Radha Stead are having a party so people can help save Heather Belle. It is on June 18, ...

Michael Raymond has saved an ancient vessel from being broken up but needs help to restore her.

Gareth surfs waves of bureaucracy

Gareth Grace wants to see the skatepark expanded and upgraded so it's safer.

Waiheke Island kids could have a better and safer skatepark, thanks to an enterprising young man.

Is the super city breaking up?

Waiheke Island wants to break away from Auckland Council.

Two bids to secede from Auckland Council have opened the floodgates for the city's other 1.5 million residents to apply to leave.

Waiheke comedians captured on camera offer chance for a laugh

Lance Driver, standing by the image taken by wife Emma Hughes, is delighted at the success of the Last Laugh Tuesday ...

Comedy is alive and kicking on Waiheke Island, with monthly shows 35 minutes by boat from Auckland.

Laugh your heart out!

Linda Savage is one of the comedy performers captured by Emma Hughes in her annual exhibition, opening on June 2 as part ...

Award winning Waiheke Island photographer Emma Hughes' exhibition 'Laugh' opens at her studio gallery on June 2.

Excitement mounts as marae prepares for special day

Pat Lumbar paints the marae entrance carving as a member of the working bee getting everything shipshape for the big day.

Waiheke Island Piritahi Marae is expecting up to 2000 visitors to the opening of its fully dressed meeting house.

Production climbs every mountain

Maria (Tara Doherty-Eagles) teaches the children Do-Re-Mi. (Waiheke Choral Society's The Sound of Music).

How do you solve a problem like Maria?

Sing-along shanties to raise cash for the Kate

The rebuild of the Kate's stern is almost complete.

It's time to hunker down for an evening of sea shanties at Rocky Bay Hall on June 4.

Fashionable artists open their doors

International goldsmith Christine Hafermalz-Wheeler is known for her double rings.

Take a tour of 35 Waiheke Island artists' studios over Queen's Birthday weekend.

Volunteer firefighters honour their boss 'hellfighter'

Waiheke Fire Chief Ron Leonard steps out of his Rolls Royce and onto the red carpet.

Waiheke Island firefighters salute their fire chief for nearly five decades of service by giving him a VIP experience he'll never forget.

'In the pink' with high tea and bubbles

Back, from left: Ray White staff Donna Rogers, Helen Smith, Marius Roth, Pamela Bradley, Wendy Lumley, and (from front ...

A real estate agency on Waiheke is helping raise funds for breast cancer sufferers and their families.

No floundering around for Shane

King of the Bay 2016 Shane Wilson with the mistakenly awarded fish smoker.

Waiheke recreational fisherman Shane Wilson has been named King of the Bay by the island's branch of Rotary.

Waiheke Rotary donates books to keep kids safe

Animal control officer Pat Burgess (with pomeranian Ewok), Dogs are Okay's Barbara Wilkinson and Nicola Hambley from ...

Children on Waiheke Island are being offered advice through Rotary to treat strange dogs with caution.

Tree project to bear fruit for all

Trees in Blackpool that were planted during a previous project are now laden with fruit.

A community project on Waiheke Island is planting for the future - one fruit tree at a time.

Island of art ready for long weekend

Woodturner John Freeman is one of the participating artists at the Waiheke Winter Arts' Festival.

Sculptors, painters, jewellers and ceramicists are just some of the artists getting ready for the Waiheke Winter Arts' Festival.

The All Black v his neighbour

Marc Ellis' dispute with a neighbour has landed in court.

Former All Black Marc Ellis labelled "arrogant" by neighbour who tore down his driveway.

Brian gets ready to walk the talk

It's been a lifelong dream of Brian McKibbin to walk El Camino Frances de Santiago.

Months of preparation mean Brian McKibbin is fit and ready to walk the Camino Frances to raise money for sick Waiheke kids.

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