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Men's choir warms up vocal chords for hospice

V12 choir's concerts on 15 and 16 August will feature songs from the movies.

A capella choir V12 is 'going to the movies' for Hospice Waiheke Homecare.

Meter price proposal under scrutiny

Herb Romaniuk says "legibility" is being given as a reason by Auckland Transport for changing the prices of spaces in Matiatia's two sealed carparks.

Waiheke Ferry Users Group member Herb Romaniuk is questioning the logic of Auckland Transport's parking charges proposal.

Pool committee forges ahead

Delyth Morgan-Coughlan organises a Fullers sponsored weekly trip to the Tepid Baths in Auckland for children. But she says the island needs its own pool to equip everyone with safe water skills.

Waiheke Island is continuing its fight for a public swimming pool while Water Safety NZ reports drownings statistics.

Rams' dream run continues with yet another win

The Waiheke Rams continue to bring the hammer down on all their opponents.

With their latest win against the Glenora Bears, the Waiheke Rams go from strength to strength this season.

Waiheke United players face off fog for wins

Waiheke United Fullers Assassins' Antony Canestri, right, plays through the fog. (No report was filed for the Assassins)

Some good results for Waiheke United AFC, despite foggy conditions. Click here for reports.

Waiheke rugby teams give opposition tough run for their money

Waiheke U13 Sharks beat Marist 62-10 on Saturday showing excellent bonding and great teamwork, according to their coach.

Impressive skills and strong teamwork continue to make Waiheke's rugby teams an exciting challenge

Family drama a tense affair

Family tensions must be addressed in The Raft by Carl Nixon, playing at Artworks Theatre till August 1. From left: Jack (David Charteris), Mark (Grant Carran), Tonia (Liz Cooper) and Shirley, (Linda Savage).

Waiheke Theatre Company's production of The Raft, opens for a short season.

Desperate housewife enjoys some luxury

Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria at Mudbrick Vineyard on Waiheke Island.

Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria visits famed Mudbrick Vineyard for lunch.

Capture your own fashion for posterity

Bring your favourite garments to Waiheke Community Art Gallery on July 31 to be snapped for the archives.

Fashion lovers have a one-off opportunity to get their own treasured garments photographed for New Zealand Fashion Museum archives.

Rugby players show grit

Roosters' Tackler of the Day Ryan Twidle makes ground in the pouring rain.

U13 Waiheke Rugby players selected are among the elite.

Waiheke footballers show their mettle in abysmal conditions

From Left: Red-shirted Fullers Waiheke 9th Grade Assassins players Connor Coetzee, Maika Reid and Jacon Coetzee help their team to a 4-3 win over the Central United Cobras. The win solidified a clean sweep of wins by Waiheke football teams in shocking weather conditions.

A storm brews as Waiheke footballers take to the pitch.

Mum of quadruple amputee wants 'world of difference'

Pam Cleverley says implementation of government's disability strategy would make life much easier. "Sometimes I don't want to get out of bed. I'll just have to keep on battling until Charlotte is independent."

Charlotte Cleverley-Bisman's mum fights for people to take notice of government disabled strategy.

Birds' gruesome deaths prompt warning over plant

A small songbird falls victim to the deadly sap, which sticks its feathers together and prevents flight.

A woman who rescues injured birds is urging the removal of a plant that kills in a shocking way.

Crew reunite with dance legend

LA dance legend Don 'Locker' Campbell, centre, lunches with Waiheke Island's Hip Op-eration Crew at Solar Cafe in Oneroa. Campbell has been invited by Bev Adiar-Beets, front right, to attend the first Viva Street New Zealand Summit in Auckland. Photo: George Gardner.

Waiheke's over 65 hip hoppers reunite with dance legend who inspired Michael Jackson.

My wife lost her mind

Waiheke Palm Beach resident Robert Turner holds a picture of wife Sandie taken a year before symptoms of dementia appeared. "As people live longer, the disease will affect more of the population," he says.

Sandie Turner was finding it impossible to complete simple tasks and then she started stonewalling her husband.

No knee jerk reaction over marine protection survey, board says

The way is open for more discussions over the placement of marine reserves.

Colmar Brunton survey results indicate majority of Waiheke residents and off-island ratepayers support marine protection.

"Beware Waiheke Rd," say residents

Amy Bowick says Waiheke Rd is a main road that is narrow, dangerous and regularly used by truck drivers who often cross the centre line.

A vehicle accident in Waiheke Rd is prompting residents to issue warnings there could be even more unless drivers stick to their own side of the white line.

New play due to open at Artworks Theatre

Waiheke Theatre Company's production of The Raft by Carl Nixon opens at Artworks Theatre on July 23.

Waiheke Theatre Company's next production will run for seven performances at Artworks Theatre from July 23.

Football reports

Fullers 9th grade Assassins player Jacob Coetzee (middle) beats a Central United Geckos player.

This week's football reports supplied by Waiheke United AFC.

Waiheke Rugby report

Under 10 Roosters Player of the Day Jasper Peterken dives in for the try.

This week's Waiheke rugby reports supplied by Waiheke Rugby

Split would stop tourism funding

Headland Sculpture on the Gulf is one of the events that would lose ATEED funding if Waiheke Island became independent from Auckland Council.

Tourism representatives are up in arms over the potential economic impacts of a Waiheke split from Auckland Council.

Marine survey results to be announced

Residential beaches like Enclosure Bay, on Waiheke's north-west coastline, have been a contentious issue around the subject of marine reserves.

Waiheke residents and ratepayers can come to a Waiheke Local Board on July 9 to hear the results of the Colmar Brunton Marine Protection Survey.

Don't dump boats here, bay residents say

Lindsay Brighouse stands in front of one of the boats that have been left in Anzac Bay for years. "It's just too easy to dump boats on beaches," he says.

Boat owners are being told to stay clear of Anzac Bay to retain the idyllic area's natural charm.

School's Spanish speakers in global top 30

Caption:  Elite award winners Courtney Briggs and Taylah Webster-Mason hold framed certificates after helping boost Waiheke High School's global standing for Spanish.

Waiheke High School is ranked 26th out of 785 schools around the world for speaking Spanish.

Helicopter-heavy winery charged

Helicopters are a popular form of transport on Waiheke Island for the rich.

One of Auckland's swankiest wineries has been charged for over-using its helicopter pad.

Busting a move for Bronx youth

Eighteen members of the Hip Op-eration Crew intend to share their magic with school children in the South Bronx later this year.

The Hip Op-eration Crew sets its sights on the Big Apple.

Storytelling to help Nepal

Donations at the International Stories to Change the World Day storytelling session at Waiheke Library on June 21 will go to First Steps Himalaya to help the children of Nepal.

Once Upon an Island Trust storytelling session will raise funds for First Steps Himalaya

Deadly sins promise to tempt quiz lovers

Feelings of envy, greed and gluttony will be pitted against wrath, pride, lust and sloth at the Waiheke Primary School Deadly Sins quiz night on June 27.

Outrageous, sinful dress is being encouraged to raise funds for school playground.

Free fruit for all

Waiheke residents will be able to pick apples from trees planted on verges - thanks to the efforts of neighbours in Surfdale.

Free fruit for all is the aim of a new initiative by Waiheke Islanders as they unite for mass plantings.

Marc Ellis' driveway: Singer stands firm

Briar Ross (who owns 10 Alan Murray Lane) stands on the shared driveway of numbers 10 and 12.

Access to former All Black's house building site restored after neighbour tore down rock wall and blocked driveway to exclusive property.

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