The final dawn of Matariki heralded a significant gift from the people of the land back to the community.
The new Waiheke library is officially open for business after ceremonies attended by hundreds on Saturday.
Organisers of a fundraiser for sick teenager Kavanna Jade hope it will allow her to continue using a brand new medicine and pay for ongoing medical costs.
The lighting of an old pine tree at dusk will mark 60 years of mains power in Onetangi on Waiheke Island.
Imogen Johnston initially wanted to be a chiropractor and never thought she'd end up looking down the mouths of horses instead.
A niggling pain turned into a "hell of a shock" for otherwise-fit Constable Clint Vallender, of Waiheke.
A dream is coming true for young Waiheke actress Jean Fraser-Hoult who plays orphan Becky in the musical Annie.
Catriona Foster has been a district nurse for nearly 26 years on Waiheke and plans to clock up quite a few more before she even thinks of slowing down.
The sight of a leaping juvenile orca made the day of a few fortunate onlookers in Putiki Bay.
Two days without power and the 'bottom end is starting to get a bit stinky', Waiheke Island residents say.
A night of non-stop 60s entertainment, humour and go-go girls will help save more lives at sea.
Police have charged a woman for wilfully setting fire and endangering life after a blaze broke out on Waiheke Island.
Former Frankie Goes to Hollywood member Paul Rutherford is marking the 30th anniversary of the band's controversial hit Relax with gigs and the writing of new solo material.
The Barmy Army were nowhere to be seen on Waiheke today as England's rugby team enjoyed lunch in the sun.
Fake seabirds and droppings are part of a plan to convince gannets they should start a colony on Rotoroa Island.
Mark Hotchin's Waiheke Island neighbours win a High Court scrap over access rights across his family trust's property.
Twins Cody and Aron Salisbury's trip to school from their isolated island home involves a speedboat, a taxi and a bus.
Former Hanover Finance director's neighbours are blocking the sale of his Waiheke Island holiday home.
Julie Manahi will be celebrating Mother's Day for the last time as a foster mum after more than 30 years of caring for other people's children.
Top international travel writers spent their final day of a four-day conference discovering Waiheke Island.
'Ridiculously good looking ' and off to Milan
School drop-out Finn Andricksen is packing his bags and heading to Milan Fashion Week.
The world's oldest bunch of hip hoppers is still going strong with its 25 Waiheke Island members preparing for a new challenge.
A tight-knit team at a small Waiheke Island vineyard restaurant has come up trumps at the Metro Restaurant of the Year Awards.
People are being warned not to eat shellfish collected from Onetangi Beach or they might get sick.
Utter the phrase "He kawhe maku" at Ringawera Bakery and you'll save yourself 50c.
A seat for elderly shoppers is due to be installed in Oneroa this week after two years of costly bureaucracy.
More than 100 musicians are tuning up their instruments and vocal chords for three days of non-stop music this Easter.
An 18-year-old man put lives at risk on Saturday after driving three times over the adult limit.
Lack of consultation over roadworks is causing Waiheke Local Board members to see red.
Hinemoa Elder grew up knowing just a handful of Maori words but is now a strong advocate for te reo Maori.
When Maikara Ropata was little she only spoke English. In the 1960s, that changed.
Chess enthusiast Barry Woods is off to The Dark Horse premiere after a surprise invite from a former chess student.
A Waiheke shuttle operator's bid to get his conviction for disorderly behaviour overturned has failed.
There was no saving the bacon of a bush pig washed up on a Waiheke beach after last week's storm.
Piritahi Marae is hosting a festival called Harvest Kai that focuses on sustainability.
Facilities, including the playground, at one of Waiheke Island's most popular beaches are getting a makeover
Waiheke Marketplace have a whopping 28 tickets to different events at the Waiheke International Jazz Festival.
Sunny weather and light showers have resulted in bumper crops and two months of intense activity for growers.
An extra virgin olive oil made on Waiheke Island in Auckland is getting some right royal exposure.
A group of young gardeners can carry on with work to restore Tawaipariera Creek thanks to Rotary.
The result of six hours of non-stop fundraising entertainment is helping one special teen look forward to a trip to remember.
Two art exhibitions are on in conjunction with the Waiheke Vintage Festival which ends this Sunday.
Waiheke High School teenager Will Osborne is showing his mettle by losing his locks for charity.
Residents are calling for the installation of tsunami warning sirens on Waiheke Island.
Accolades for the only award for small sculpture in New Zealand came in thick and fast when the winner was announced on Saturday.
People's response to a day free of non-disposable plastic bags surpassed expectations and amazed organisers.
Two boaties were in need of rescue after a 45ft launch hit their small boat in the Hauraki Gulf.
A fundraiser for ill teen Kavanna Jade will be held at the Music Box this weekend.
A nine-day harvest celebration offering more than 50 events starts this weekend on Waiheke Island.
The threat of an inferno did not spoil the wedding party of an Auckland couple when a fire alarm went off at the end of their celebrations in The Goldie Room.
People interested in learning more about bullying among children are being encouraged to attend a forum on Monday.
Organisers of a fundraiser for sick Waiheke teenager Kavanna Jade are calling for a little more help.
A movement to stop people using disposable plastic shopping bags is challenging the island to go without them for one day this Friday.
Waiheke island commuters were not notified of cancelled ferry services on Saturday night.
A group of volunteer firefighters are excited about being even closer to reaching their target of raising $10,000 for Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand.
The island is at risk of losing the 1A bus service along Seaview and Waiheke roads.
Protestors seeking to prevent a marine reserve on Waiheke Island have submitted a petition to MP Nikki Kaye.
The Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust is fighting to stop its funding being slashed by more than $1 million from July this year.
True love triumphs over fire
The threat of fire and exploding cars weren't enough to keep Waiheke couple George and Steve from saying 'I do'.
An early morning callout to a burning vessel marked the start of a full-on day for Waiheke Coastguard on Friday.
Moving from trauma to relative tranquillity is an opportunity new Waiheke police Constable Gabrielle Thomson grabbed with both hands.
An outbreak of measles in Auckland is prompting health officials to remind people how easy it is to catch the virus.
A huge cleanup of the Waiheke coastline has started as part of Seaweek 2014.
It was a copy of the Waiheke Marketplace sent halfway round the world that resulted in a special presentation at the island's RSA this month.
A fun day at Onetangi Sports Park will help a group of fire fighters reach their goal to raise $10,000 for a good cause.
A raft of new experiences is awaiting sports teacher Alvaro Carril and students on a culture swap from inland Chile.
Two people escaped with only mild smoke inhalation after their boat caught fire in the Hauraki Gulf and eventually sank.
Brent Farquhar got more than he bargained for when he bought a $100 glass of champagne.
A day of action for the whole family is expected this Sunday at the Onetangi Beach Races.
A massive weekend of music, sport and cultural attractions on the mainland failed to daunt organisers of a fundraiser in Rocky Bay.
Holding back the tears was a supreme act of self control for Palm Beach resident Eric Tracey when a surprise haka was performed in his honour in London.
Advanced technology will see women with breast implants being able to be screened for breast cancer on Waiheke Island next month.
When Russell Duurloo started making rum he had no idea it would be such a hit with microlight enthusiasts.
A 10-year-old's fall from a flying fox yesterday forced the temporary closure of EcoZip Adventures.
The gay community on Waiheke Island is preparing to sparkle and shine at this year's Pride Parade in Auckland.
Students at Waiheke High are in for an inspirational year under the guidance of its just-appointed prefects.
Opponents of a marine reserve off Waiheke are urging the Waiheke Local Board to consult residents.
Quadruple amputee Charlotte Cleverley-Bisman may have just met the love of her 10-year-old life.
Ryan Herbert is partially blind and suffers developmental delays. But there is one thing he enjoys more than anything and that is making music.
Architect Geoff Waters has come up with a concept for a marina at Kennedy Pt which has room for a secondary ferry passenger service.
The new local board is refuting claims by a previous member it could risk losing $1.42m of ratepayers' money.
A move up north will not stop legendary jam maker Maureen Van der Lee from preserving a dollop or two of her magic.
Dave Malan is on a 240-day waiting list to be reconnected to broadband after opting to disconnect.
Double lung transplant patient Katherine Harris will be lining up for this year's Ports of Auckland Round the Bays .
Thousands of dollars donated on the island will help survivors of a dreadful typhoon in the Philippines.
A cannabis home-grower from Waiheke Island called police when thieves stole a three-plant crop.
A book written by an island author is being lauded as a good read for young children in the South of England.
Everyone is invited to mark their diaries for Waitangi Day celebrations at Piritahi Marae.
New Waiheke High principal Jude Young wants all of her students to have more opportunities in life.
A flowering queen bromeliad is a rare sight and any gardener would love to see one, Onetangi resident Lance Wilson says.
Auckland Blues' players delighted fans when they trained at Waiheke Rugby Club last Wednesday.
Two love birds overcame the fuss, dramas and escalating costs associated with organising a wedding by eloping to Waiheke in a seaplane.
Octogenarian Eileen Evans believes she's in better shape now than when she was 18. And she's got the track record to prove it.
A yacht has been saved from the perils of rocks at Putiki Bay, thanks to quick thinking residents.
Wharf 2 Wharf committee member Ann Brown finds out more about one participant who enjoys taking part in the annual fun run and walk.
Saturday evening's event could not have gone better because of the attitude, behaviour and genuine affection from everyone there.
Don McKenzie has been recognised for his services to physiotherapy and the blind in the New Year honours list.
Volunteers have been quietly preparing for disaster while the island has been dealing with a busy summer.
A trip to Fielding for the 20th Anniversary Scouts Jamboree was a great experience for local socuts.
Are our classrooms becoming overcrowded?