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Stags celebrate a victorious season

The victorious Fullers Waiheke United Stags celebrate a winning season.

Just a few more games until the football season ends. Click here for this week's reports.

Gale warning for Auckland

Tuesday's flooding in Greenlane, Auckland, caused by heavy rain. Another downpour was due for Wednesday.

A gale warning is in place for the Hauraki Gulf, with winds of up to 65kph predicted.

Plans for 18-hole golf course on hold

Golfers will have to wait for their 18-hole course while the Waiheke Local Board works to create a Reserve Management Plan for the entire Rangihoua Park.

All the Onetangi Sports Park leases are in limbo while the Waiheke Local Bard develops a reserve management plan for the entire park.

Help hospice at glamourous event

Stonyridge Vineyard will host A Fundraiser for Hospice Waiheke Homecare. From left: Stonyridge owner Stephen White, international wine consultant Danny Schuster and Stonyridge manager David Jackson at last year's event.

People will be donning their glad rags to raise funds for Hospice Waiheke Homecare on September 5.

Artists grow as gallery flourishes

Artist Lyndsay Meager, one of the founding members of the Waiheke Community Art Gallery, created an intervention made of headland Sculpture on the Gulf images specially for the gallery's 20th anniversary.

Waiheke Island continues to be a mecca for artists thanks to its gallery, says member Lyndsay Meager.

Ferry passengers injured

Broken bones are reported to have been suffered by some of the passengers on the Explore ferry from Auckland to Matiatia on Waiheke Island.

After a freak wave hit the Waiheke Island ferry, two women slipped on the wet deck.

Santa's coming back to town

Waiheke Youth Voice wants to recapture the fun of Christmas by bringing back the Waiheke Santa Parade to Oneroa Village. Pictured are Zumba instructor Rahman Saleh and dancers at the 2010 parade.

Waiheke families can look forward to a traditional Santa Parade this year – thanks to the kids.

Decision time looms over dog rules

New dog access rules will be announced on September 10.

Waiheke dog owners are waiting for decisions over beach and reserves access as tension mounts.

Be at WaiTalks to have a laugh

Eledir Seren is one of several speakers who will talk on the topic of laughter at the next Waitalks event on August 28 at Artworks Theatre.

WaiTalks at Artworks Theatre will raise funds for 'nearby goodness' – three good causes associated with Waiheke Island.

High school students plan swanky dinner

Hospitality teacher Huhana Davis stands with some of the Waiheke High School Level 3 'chefs' who will be preparing the special dinner at Cable Bay Vineyards on September 9.

Waiheke High School hospitality students will be planning and making dinner at top restaurant Cable Bay in September.

Fan gets chance to perform for hero

The Avenues - Kara Britton (front) and Jess Dowlman (back) - are rehearsing hard for their performance at The Old Stone Butter Factory, supporting Anika Moa.

Waiheke resident and singer/songwriter Kara Britton can't wait to open for Anika Moa on September 4.

Ram raid for grand final trophy

Waiheke Rams celebrate 18 unbeaten games at the Auckland Rugby League Open Age Restricted Grand Final against Hibiscus Coast Raiders at Mount Smart Stadium.

Tenacious defence sees Waiheke Rams through all the way to a record-breaking trophy win over Hibiscus Coast Raiders.

Passions run high over dogs and penguins

Auckland Council senior regional advisor on fauna and ornithologist Tim Lovegrove takes a breather from the dog rules' hearing in Oneroa.

Moves to protect little blue penguins in a review of beach access rules on Waiheke are upsetting dog owners.

Stags and Stingrays triumph in style

The Assassins show great heart in their match against Manukau City. From left: Connor, Diarmuid, Sorren and Maika.

Waiheke football teams had mixed results on Saturday but the Stags and Stingrays showed their mettle.

Access to driving lessons set to improve

Waiheke Learning Centre manager Fiona Gregory and Waiheke Police constable Pat Knight are keen for everyone to get behind an initiative that could see a permanent, qualified driving instructor on the island. Photo: Diana Worthy

Waiheke Island is set to get its first ever driving instructor to prevent accidents and people falling foul of the law.

Cable Bay gets go-ahead on helipad

John Meeuwsen leads the Our Waiheke movement for de-amalgamation from Auckland and says it's time residents had more of a say. "I am informed that a great deal of Waiheke input was ignored or watered down during development of the Hauraki Gulf Islands Plan (which influences planning rules)."

A Waiheke vineyard has got permission to build a helipad while facing charges over excessive chopper movements.

Festival offers bookworms a treat

Linda Olsson & Thomas Sainsbury collaborated to write their first novel under the under the pseudonym Adam Safaris. Photo: Kathrin Simon.

Two Sunday Author Sessions give a taste of what's on offer at the 2015 Waiheke Literary Festival.

Creative pair supports songwriters and poets

Katy Soljak and Sue Fitchett are looking forward to welcoming fellow writers to The Song and Poetry Thing at Sandbar on August 27.

Writers of original songs and poetry can take part in an open mic night at The Song and Poetry Thing.

Glitzy night planned for hospice

Nicola Hambly and Mags McLeod are looking forward to the second Fundraiser for Hospice Waiheke Homecare at Stonyridge Vineyard.

Stonyridge Vineyard to host annual Fundraiser for Hospice Waiheke Homecare on September 5.

Waiheke police remember colleague

The gathering on Palm Beach was near the spot where Vallender collapsed last year.

Waiheke policeman Clint Vallender has not been forgotten on the first anniversary of his death.

One more game for invincible team

The Rams have won 17 games in a row in the OAR, beating Hibiscus Coast in the semifinal on August 8.

Waiheke Rams have charged through 17 games unbeaten this season.

No need to tool up for kitchen fix

Living Without Violence's Lisa Smith says she has the tools and materials for fixing up the centre's kitchen - but not the talent.

An appeal is being made for anyone with building or carpentry skills to volunteer their time for an easy project in Ostend.

Networking opportunity for wonder women

PR company owner Niki Schuck and real estate agent Jean Clark say W3 is all about meeting locals, connecting with people and being inspired and motivated.

Women are being invited to be part of a new networking group. 

Ben Hurley fans to get winter treat

Ben Hurley is heading the Waiheke Comedy Show performance at Artworks on August 22. Tickets are expected to sell out.

Waiheke's comedy team has the chance to cheer up winter with a performance from top comic Ben Hurley.

Chilly day doesn't deter great spirit at Rugby Club Day

U10 Roosters Player of the Day Taine Jackson crashes through the College Rifles' defence

A good turnout for Rugby Club Day at Onetangi Sports Park.

Tricky matches in soggy conditions for footballers

Eli Timmins-Scanlon scores three goals for the Stags.

Click here for this week's Waiheke United AFC results.

Waiheke builders celebrate supreme win

K2 Builders from Waiheke Island built the Supreme Award winning home on Delamore Drive. The project took two years to complete because of ground stablisation work that had to take place before the build, K2 director Kevin O'Grady says.

K2 Builders from Waiheke Island scoop four awards at prestigious Auckland Master Builders 2015 House of the Year Awards

Domestic abuse under spotlight

Waiheke Living Without Violence's Merran Lawler says government's discussion paper on domestic violence needs to include more emphasis on prevention.

Domestic violence staff on Waiheke are welcoming the release of a discussion paper heralds possible new laws.

Op shop gives back

Clubs, Festivals, individuals in hardship and good causes on Waiheke Island received $25,000 as a result of profits from the New Hope Op Shop.

The New Hope Op Shop has donated $326,500 to community causes, clubs and individuals since 2009.

Waiheke United football reports

Fullers M6 player Gus Marshall scores a sensation goal against Western Springs.

Some wins and some losses this week for Waiheke United AFC. Click here for reports.

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