Waiheke Marketplace

Beaut Bowie pic up for auction

Photographer Graham Hooper is donating a large print of David Bowie to the Waiheke Rotary Night at the Races fundraiser on February 20. Hooper took the shot on 28 November 1987 at the final show of Bowie's Glass Spider Tour at Western Springs.

A captivating shot of David Bowie on his Glass Spider tour in New zealand is up for grabs this SAturday night at a big Waiheke Rotary fundraiser.

Business titan dies

The Spencer family are the biggest landowners on Waiheke Island, with holdings including the Man O' War vineyard.

John Spencer, who topped the Rich List for many years, has reportedly died in London.

Matiatia court costs a record

(Back from left) Direction Matiatia barrister Kitt Littlejohn, DMI member John Hawkesby, QC Matt Casey, and DMI members Christine Gisby and Merran Lawler (front) won the battle to prevent a marina being built at Matiatia.

Battlers against a marina proposed for Waiheke Island have won record costs but will they get them?

Come together for tuwhera preparations

The fully dressed wharenui (meeting house) at Piritahi Marae will be revealed at the tuwhera (opening) on June 5.

A lot of preparation is needed for an island marae to host thousands of people at its tuwhera in June.

Little alarm over Zika

A sterile female Aedes aegypti mosquito is seen on the forearm of a health technician in a research area to prevent the spread of Zika virus and other mosquito-borne diseases, at the entomology department of the Ministry of Public Health, in Guatemala City, January 28, 2016. REUTERS/Josue Decavele

Pacific Islands still a popular destination for Waiheke Islanders.

Themed Night at the Races promises top entertainment

Waiheke Rotary president Sherryn El Bakary gives the thumbs up to fundraisers helping youngsters like 14-year-olds Felix Timmins-Scanlon, left, and Harry Grimsdale. Waiheke Rotary Youth director Nicola Hambly is doing just that with her event A Night at the Races.

George Gardner

Get in quick for concert series

Australia's Got Talent finalist Liam Burrows will be in concert at Artworks Theatre on Waiheke Island on March 25.

Waiheke International Jazz Festival concert series seats are limited so people should act fast to avoid disappointment.

Accolades for Waiheke businessman

Businessman and conservationist Rob Fenwick is one of three Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year finalists.

Businessman and conservationist Rob Fenwick is one of just three Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year finalists, chosen from 330 nominations.

All welcome at Waitangi Day celebrations

Piritahi Hau Ora chief executive and Oneroa Accident and Medical Centre general manager Judy Davis, raranga tutor and peer support worker Donna Paora, and domestic violence intervention co-ordinator and Waitangi day event co-ordinator Wendy Ford are looking forward to welcoming the community on February 6.

There are free activities and other family attractions at Waiheke's Piritahi Marae on Waitangi Day.

Waiheke Island declares itself TPPA free

Waiheke Local Board member Shirin Brown, centre, has spearheaded the resolution to make Waiheke Island a TPPA free zone. The decision was ratified at the board's first meeting of the year on January 28.

First it went nuclear free, then it was GE free – now it's TPPA free for Waiheke Island.

Tyre-less enthusiasm for cycling

Cycling advocate Tanya Batt, centre, is joined by Robyn Manuel from Hike Bike Ako and Cycle Action Waiheke's Rick Hindshaw at Matiatia on Go by Bike day last year.

Waiheke Island cycling enthusiasts are going batty over bikes this month.

All power to Ronnie!

Boyne Drummond at the unveiling of the new generator. He and brother Graham have added wheels to make the machine portable, a brass plaque commemorating mum Ronnie, and a box of floor lights.

A generator has been gifted to Waiheke Red Cross which will boost the island's capability to survive disaster.

New beginning for old church

Katherine Mason pretends to hold one of the church sections in her hand during one of the less stressful moments of the relocation.

Relocating a historic church to Waiheke was no walk in the park for a restoration expert’s daughter.

Wildlife sanctuary offers free talks and tours

Conservation work has been ongoing since Rotoroa Island in the Hauraki Gulf was officially opened to the public in February 2011.

Join in a series of free summer talks and tours with experts from Auckland Zoo and the Rotoroa Island Trust.

Wedding hell in a 'pigsty'

This is the scene Amy and Matt Ewen encountered when they went to check out their wedding venue before the big day.

Amy and Matt Ewen hadn't planned on spending Christmas Day cleaning the venue for their own wedding.

Tarantino enjoys Waiheke

Quentin Tarantino, left, and Zoe Bell at the New Zealand premiere of The Hateful Eight in Auckland on Wednesday.

The film director and his Kiwi muse, Zoe Bell, have been seen at the island's Stonyridge Vineyard.

Shirin Brown moots Waiheke as TPPA free

Waiheke Local Board member Shirin Brown says pushing for Waiheke to be a TPPA-free zone is a symbolic gesture.

Waiheke Island is already a GE free zone - but will it become a TPPA free zone too?

Fishing park no 'stunt', MP says

Auckland Central MP Nikki Kaye is urging people to have a say on government's recently announced Marine Protected Areas Act by March 11.

Proposed recreational fishing reserve in the Hauraki Gulf comes under scrutiny.

Jassy Dean Trust supporters run to help family

The 12k Wharf 2 Wharf Jassy Dean Trust champions line up with 6-year-old Vayla Petersen, her stepdad Jamie and mum Jesse, front right, at the 12k Wharf 2 Wharf start line at Onetangi.

A new mobility chair will make a huge difference for Vayla Petersen, who turns 7 this week.

Matiatia parking trial to finish next month

The 'Shuttles Only' sign means other users could be ticketed if they park in the coned off area before February 9, when the trial finishes.

Commuters will claw back 10 car parking spaces in the front car park at Matiatia once a trial to help out shuttles and taxis finishes.

Community backs small business owner

Ostend Dairy owners Jerry Singh and Parmjit Kaur say they are grateful to the community for its support.

Plans by Countdown to install a Lotto outlet in a store being built on Waiheke are not popular.

Time to relax after groundhog day

Brian Griffiths celebrates Direction Matiatia's court win but says it's a worry over what might happen next to the Matiatia land and bay.

Waiheke resident Brian Griffiths talks about the battle to keep island gateway Matiatia green and serene.

Police want help over stabbing

Waiheke police acting sergeant Raymond Matthews says investigations are continuing into how the man was wounded.

Waiheke police are trying to find out how a man found by the roadside got stabbed.

Grisly accident helps Westpac chopper

Kim Rae's third finger bears the scars of the day her ring snagged a shelf but at least surgeons were able to save the digit, thanks to fast action by a Westpac helicopter crew.

Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust is continuing to benefit from helping a woman after she badly damaged a finger

Works vital in Palm Rd

People will still be able to to the Palm Beach store and the fish and chip take-away next door, according to an Auckland Transport spokesman.

Auckland Transport is responding to worries that roadworks planned for Palm Rd will affect trade.

Hot news the day after party

Piritahi marae committee member Huhana Davis takes time to treasure her relationship with the elements and ancestral spirits at Matiatia.

Waiheke residents were celebrating at Matiatia as the company wanting to put a marina there was folding.

Be part of future pest-free solution

PhD student Harriet Achi is hoping to get a clear picture of how Waiheke residents want to manage pests on the island through her survey.

A PhD student is asking Waiheke residents to complete a survey so the island can be pest-free.

Explore celebrates SuperGold subsidy

Former Waiheke residents Alan Smythe and Susan Lamb, pictured with Explore staff member Sam Smith, became the first official SuperGold card holders to ride on Explore ferries on New Year's Day.

The Waiheke community is basking in high praise from the Explore Ferry Group after being granted a subsidy.

Watch out for flash flooding, warns Auckland Civil Defence Emergency Management

Torrential rain could cause flash or surface flooding, especially in low-lying areas.

If you must travel, drive to the conditions, residents are advised.

Community picnic to celebrate two year Matiatia battle

Everyone is welcome to celebrate the Environment Court decision against the proposed Matiatia marina at a picnic from 5pm till 8pm on Sunday behind Ross's Kayak shed.

A free family party on January 10 will celebrate the outcome of the Environment Court case against a marina at Matiatia.

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