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King of the Orcs plays idiot at theatre

Actor John Rawls is enjoying his time on Waiheke preparing for his role as comic character Sir Andrew Aguecheek in ...

Waiheke audiences will get the chance to see Hobbit movie actor John Rawls in Twelfth Night this July.

Sex workers' group to benefit from exhibition

New Zealand Prostitues' Collective members Amber Davis, Annah Pickering and Jazz Ataahua with artist Katy Soljak and ...

Sex workers have had a sneak preview of paintings in an exhibition soon to open on Waiheke.

Love of Shakespeare inspires play adaptation

Will shipwrecked siblings Sebastian (Martha Slimm) and Viola (Sarah Dodd) ever see one another again? See Shakespeare's ...

Shakespeare's Twelfth Night is set for a short run at Oneroa's Artworks Theatre.

Top honours for Waiheke viticulturist

Competitors concentrate during the BioStart Hortisports competition.

Damp, drizzle, mud and cold didn't deter a group of young viticulturists from competing hard for a new title.

Spring safari tickets on sale

The 2016 Waiheke Island Garden Safari will be on November 12 and 13.

Earlybird tickets to this year's Waiheke Island Garden Safari events go on sale this week.

All hands on deck to save Heather Belle

Michael Raymond and landlady Radha Stead are having a party so people can help save Heather Belle. It is on June 18, ...

Michael Raymond has saved an ancient vessel from being broken up but needs help to restore her.

Gareth surfs waves of bureaucracy

Gareth Grace wants to see the skatepark expanded and upgraded so it's safer.

Waiheke Island kids could have a better and safer skatepark, thanks to an enterprising young man.

Is the super city breaking up?

Waiheke Island wants to break away from Auckland Council.

Two bids to secede from Auckland Council have opened the floodgates for the city's other 1.5 million residents to apply to leave.

Waiheke comedians captured on camera offer chance for a laugh

Lance Driver, standing by the image taken by wife Emma Hughes, is delighted at the success of the Last Laugh Tuesday ...

Comedy is alive and kicking on Waiheke Island, with monthly shows 35 minutes by boat from Auckland.

Laugh your heart out!

Linda Savage is one of the comedy performers captured by Emma Hughes in her annual exhibition, opening on June 2 as part ...

Award winning Waiheke Island photographer Emma Hughes' exhibition 'Laugh' opens at her studio gallery on June 2.

Excitement mounts as marae prepares for special day

Pat Lumbar paints the marae entrance carving as a member of the working bee getting everything shipshape for the big day.

Waiheke Island Piritahi Marae is expecting up to 2000 visitors to the opening of its fully dressed meeting house.

Production climbs every mountain

Maria (Tara Doherty-Eagles) teaches the children Do-Re-Mi. (Waiheke Choral Society's The Sound of Music).

How do you solve a problem like Maria?

Sing-along shanties to raise cash for the Kate

The rebuild of the Kate's stern is almost complete.

It's time to hunker down for an evening of sea shanties at Rocky Bay Hall on June 4.

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."

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