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TV presenter's builder guilty

Mirama Kamo's builder has admitted his role in her illegal building works.

The builder carried out works on Miriama Kamo's Waiheke home without consent.

Top food writer calls Waiheke home

Author of 16 cookbooks, Julie Biuso, is enjoying her new writer's retreat in Rocky Bay.

Julie Biuso has already experienced the Waiheke community spirit only two months after moving to the island.

Donated chainsaw raises funds for sick kids

Makita chainsaw raffle winner Noelene Tatham receives her prize from Massive Plant Sale co-ordinator Geoff Bullock.

Hundreds of raffle tickets raised $1500 for the Jassy Dean Trust.

Safari profits top all records

Jassy Dean Trust chairman Greg Dean thanks Waiheke Island Garden Safari volunteer co-ordinator Sue Biggs for a job well done.

Organisers of the annual fundraiser for sick Waiheke children are celebrating the highest profits ever from their spring garden event.

Track celebration bridges years of work

Mayor Len Brown officially opens the Te Ara Hura walkway.

A network of walkways that form a 100km loop around Waiheke Island is officially open and people are being encouraged to get out and enjoy it.

Waiheke Rotary aids Vanuatu

Gary Brown and his group of helpers on Epi celebrate as one of the tanks nears completion.

Waiheke Rotary Club is making a difference in Vanuatu by installing tanks and helping people rebuild their homes.

Young men could've been impaled

A fence post went right through the windscreen of the car.

Three young men on Waiheke are counting their blessings after dodging impalement in a car crash.

Writer wins fellowship

Carolyn Gillum is looking forward to July 2016 when she'll be heading to Norway to finish research and complete the first draft of her crime novel.

Waiheke's Carolyn Gillum is off to the Arctic Circle after winning a fellowship to complete a crime novel.

Chopper crash: 'Only unflinching scrutiny will save young lives'

The wreckage of a skydiving plane that crashed during take-off from the Fox Glacier Aerodrome on September 4, 2010, killing nine people.

OPINION: When the time comes to attribute a cause to this weekend's helicopter crash, we must protect lives.

What Aucklanders want

Former Labour leader Phil Goff is to announce on Sunday afternoon that he is running for the mayoralty of Auckland City.

As Phil Goff announces his bid for Auckland's top job, the city's residents tell us what they want from a new mayor.

'This is how to fix a broken city'

Public transport lobbyist Patrick Reynolds  has bought a new car - but congestion means he will avoid driving it in central Auckland at all costs.

OPINION: A big modern city needs a big modern public transport system – as Kiwis see overseas.

Waiheke Explore service expected to be back on track

Explore's D5 vessel has been operating while the D6 is out of service.

Explore service betwen Waiheke and Auckland reduced after D6 was taken out of service

Superstar enjoys some home grown island hospitality

Mick Fleetwood chats to vineyard owner Luc Desbonnets as they drive down to the spiritual wetlands at Frenchman's Hill Estate on Waiheke Island.

Mick Fleetwood and his partner get a backyard experience at Frenchman's Hill Estate.

La Belle Epoch classics to delight at Whittaker's

David Rawsthorne and Reg Towers are set to entertain at Whittaker's on November 29.

Two Waiheke musicians are aiming to delight an Oneroa audience with passionate music from the last century.

Positive attitude brings Maija rewards

Maija Fredrichberg has been noted by her teachers and classmates at Waiheke Primary School for being a positive role model - and now she's up for a national award.

Ten-year-old Maija Fredrichberg overcomes daily physical challenges with a positive outlook.

Trouble over tourism venture

Peter Herkes and Rob Smith say their binoculars will be a drawcard for tourists.

A small business on Waiheke has got off to a sticky start after siting tourism binoculars near the beach.

Police and fire brigade flat out

A large scrub fire at Man O' War bay on November 12 was tackled from the air and on land, taking between two and three hours to put out.

Seven arrests and an large, unrelated, scrub fire have been keeping emergency services busy on Waiheke.

Schools plan for bright kids

Waiheke school principals Adam Cels, Kathy Moy-Low and Jude Young are working on a plan to help gifted and talented children.

Waiheke Island's school principals are planning a programme for gifted and talented children.

Waiheke witches brew potent potion for Christmas comedy

Hot new talent Lucila Urquiola runs through her lines as Grand High Witch with director Stephanie Wilkin.

The Witches by Roald Dahl, directed by Stephanie Wilkin

Maritime artworks in new exhibition

Malcolm Ford's three dimensional work, Jack Sprat, will be on display as part of Waiheke Community Art Gallery's new exhibition, The Shipping News.

Waiheke's maritime environment is the inspiration for a new exhibition opening on Friday at the Waiheke Community Art Gallery.

Tributes aplenty for Peter Knight

Sergeant Peter Knight listens to accolades from guests as he and wife Gaylene stand weighed down with retirement gifts.

Retiring Waiheke police sergeant Peter Knight is lauded for transforming community and youth policing on Waiheke.

Hands up who's fastest?

Waiheke Youth Aid officer Pat Knight and Waiheke High School deputy principal Tony Sears are squaring up for a car race on Sunday between police and teachers. "The teachers are going to cream them," Sears says.

Waiheke police are vowing to beat high school teachers in an off-road car race on November 22.

Show support for French at Waiheke club day for visitors

Waiheke Rugby club president Vern Whitehead is encouraging residents to give their Parisian visitors a big, warm welcome on Saturday.

French visit an opportunity to show solidarity with the people of Paris, Waiheke Rugby Club president Vern Whitehead says.

Teen photographers snap up accolades

Young Waiheke Island photographers capture experience with team of professional mentors.

Cricketers bat off against opposition

Fullers Year 6 Majestic Eagles are ready for summer cricket. Back row, from left: Braedon Bickerton, Jamie Pieren, Tallaj Singh, Ashe Cumingwood and Braiden Zeigler. Front, from left:  Leroy Lewis, Eli Ball, Phoenix Ball and Shay MacLeod.

Cricket attracts a new round of young players for Waiheke Island.

Pooling resources

Waiheke Community Pool Society chairwoman Delyth Morgan-Coghlan says Onetangi Sports Park is one of the locations being put forward in a business case for an indoor heated community swimming pool.

Waiheke Pool Society is looking for new committee members to speed up plans for an aquatic centre.

Sanctuary the People's Choice

A visitor takes a photo of a towering Paul Dibble sculpture in Sacred Blessing Sanctuary.

Safari garden takes out the Helen Routledge trophy for the second time.

Weekend of words a community affair

Waiheke Literary Festival director Janis McArdle is encouraging people to read outside their comfort zone.

Fresh face of Waiheke Literary Festival offers experience and new ideas.

Chance to chat with top playwright

Bruce Davis-Goff, Kim Whitaker and Hayley Hailstone are part of the first public play reading of Carl Nixon's Matthew, Mark, Luke and Joanne at Artworks Theatre on November 14.

Waiheke Literary Festival hosts the first public rehearsed reading of Carl Nixon's latest play.

Campaign takes aim at violence

Waiheke Living Without Violence workers Lisa Smith and Merran Lawler say many people assume there's not much of a problem on the island but they're wrong.

Waiheke Living Without Violence is launching 16 Days of Action on November 25 to highlight domestic assault issues.

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