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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.

Challenging games as season kicks in

Moose players steam across the pitch against Bay Olympic. From left: James Thornbury, Max Halstead, Davin Duong with the ...

 Some great wins and a few tests challenge Waiheke Island AFC players. Click here for this week's reports.

Classic drama for cool kid

Waiheke Island's Shay Macleod, 12, is one of three boys playing the part of Dill in To Kill a Mockingbird at The Civic.

One young actor from Waiheke is relishing the opportunity to perform at a top Auckland theatre.

A cool 35-year investment

Ballysaggart farm owner Colin Devine says the pine tree forest behind him will have to be chopped down and replanted ...

Plans are being made to subdivide one third of a huge north facing block on Waiheke Island.

Flak over tracks prompts council rethink

Friends of McKenzie Reserve members Penny Ericson (left) and Ruth Foreman are looking forward to welcoming volunteers to ...

McKenzie Reserve volunteers have been weathering criticisms of neglect after years of hard work.

Rates to rise 2.4 per cent

Aucklanders are set to pay a relatively modest 2.4 per cent more in rates in what officials are calling a "normal" year.

Homeowners in Auckland are set to get off lightly this year with a much smaller rates rise.

Choral Society ready to surprise with Sound of Music

Waiheke Choral Society's Andy Spence has a lot to organise as director of the Sound of Music.

Waiheke Choral Society's Andy Spence has his work cut out as director of The Sound of Music.

Rescue crews busy on Waiheke

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter crew had two rescue missions, all in Waiheke, where a young girl and two women were injured.

Crews helped a young girl who fell through a glass window, and two women injured in a quad bike accident.

Half a century of conservation

Robin Cox retires from Picton Department of Conservation.

"Just being able to get paid to walk some of these places and see them and help protect them is a privilege."

'Death by a thousand cuts'

The Waiheke Island community was delighted when Explore started its ferry service, in October 2014.

Explore marketing manager William Goodfellow faces Waiheke residents to explain why ferry service is being axed.

Style and Beauty Exchange at Artworks Theatre

It's hard to believe bubbly 16-year-old Waiheke Islander, Kavanna Jade, lives with three life-threatening conditions.

Profits from the May 6 Kavanna Jade Trust fundraiser at Artworks Theatre will help pay for Kavanna's eductation.

Council bowls home

Colleen Edlin is planning to sleep on benches with dog Shadow due to lack of suitable alternatives on Waiheke.

A woman will be forced to live on the streets after her rental home was deemed unsafe.

Self-governance bid under threat

Our Waiheke campaigner John Meeuwsen says Our Waiheke is ready to argue that its case for a Waiheke unitary council ...

New planned legislation could stop a Waiheke group's seccession proposal dead in its tracks.

Twelfth Night director scouting for talent

Ray Aucott is a seasoned professional actor but directing all sorts of productions and adapting Shakespeare's plays have ...

Shakespeare expert Ray Aucott is brimming with enthusiasm over his new project - an adaptation of Twelfth Night.

Residents seek solutions to ferry service loss

The familiar yellow Explore ferries will no longer be a regular sighting on the route between Auckland and Waiheke after ...

Public meeting planned to look at ways of preventing Fullers' monopoly on ferry route after Explore axes service.

Waiheke Island ferry service axed

Explore Group has cut its Waiheke Island ferry services after two years because of falling passenger numbers.

Explore Group dumps crossings to Waiheke as a result of falling passenger numbers.

House 'shot up' to silence dogs

Sarah Thorp says her dogs Monty and Bear are still traumatised by the alleged shooting. "You can see it in their eyes."

Couple came home to find someone had taken extreme measures to get a night's peace and quiet.

Man fires nail gun into own hand

The Westpac rescue helicopter attended the injury to the man who had a nail gun mishap.

Rescue helicopter called for man who fired nail gun into own hand.

'Yes we remember – lest we forget'

Homesickness after a decade in LA and witnessing a dawn service at the Waiheke RSA inspired singer songwriter Katy ...

Homesickness after a decade in LA and witnessing a dawn service at the Waiheke Island RSA inspired singer songwriter Katy Soljak to write her song Anzac Dawn.

Good news and more hope

More than $20,000 is handed out at the first New Hope funding round of the year. Pictured are some of the recipients, ...

Donations of goods and constant trade at Waiheke's most popular second hand store continue to boost community causes.

No plastic a no-brainer!

Countdown Waiheke store manager Dave Collo and BYO Bag Waiheke founder Deb Lyttle celebrate the supermarket's decision ...

Big supermarket supports small island environmental initiative to 'bring your own bag'.

Advice on offer at septic system session

Managing a healthy septic tank is all part of being a householder on Waiheke. Unhealthy tanks can contribution to issues ...

Limiting washing machine loads to once a day can make a big difference to how your on-site wastewater system will function, say experts.

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