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Patients to reunite with rescuers

Calling all those who have been helped by the Auckland Westpac rescue helicopter - you're invited to the first ever Rescue Reunion.

Anyone who has ever been transported by the Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter is invited to attend the Rescue Reunion at Mechanics Bay on October 18.

Corpse unlikely to be a local, police say

At 11am on Friday, police remove the decomposed body of an unknown person at Te Atawhai Whenua Reserve on Waiheke Island.

Police are still working to formally identify the man found dead in the bush at Te Atawhai Whenua Reserve on Waiheke Island last week.

Art helps heal childhood abuse

Singer songwriter Katy Soljak's poetry and paintings have helped her to work through the sexual abuse she experienced as a child.

Blues singer and poet Katy Soljak tells her childhood story in the hope it will help others who have been sexually abused.

Free fresh fruit ahead for kids

James Kinney, Ben Hessell and Morgan Steele get ready to plant an olive tree, which will eventually bear fruit for use by the school's hospitality students.

Students on Waiheke Island are creating a food forest with fruit trees supplied through the local board.

Revamped board office no big deal for public

John Meeuwsen, Becs Ballard, Paul Walden and Beatle Treadwell gather at the blessing of the revamped board offices.
"The new carpet's red bits look like spilled blood," Meeuwsen says. "It shows this is the place to get feisty."

Revamped offices for the Waiheke Local Board are now open but there's little space for public forum.

Sue's 'bros' bid farewell

Acting sergeant Raymond Matthews (left) and constable Dean Arthur give retiring watch house officer Sue Philcox a big kiss to show how much they'll miss her - and her baking.

Waiheke police pull out the stops to make retirement day memorable for popular watch officer.

New festival on Waiheke Island to celebrate the oyster

The inaugural Waiheke Oyster Festival will be a celebration of the Te Matuku Bay Oyster, farmed in the Te Matuku Marine Reserve off Waiheke Island.

Oyster lovers can feast on the finest Te Matuku Oysters at Rangihoua Estate on Saturday.

O'Connor work up for auction

Denis O'Connor's Tangler's Card on Slate is among the fine art works up for auction as part of this year's Waiheke Art in the Garden event.

Waiheke Art in the Garden on November 6 is a must do for art connoisseurs and good fun.

Travelling Playwrights Festival opens at marae

Mano Pratt and Richard Cannon argue about The Other Flag, one of eight plays in the Waiheke Playwrights Festival, opening on October 9 at Piritahi Marae.

Blackpool is the first location for the annual Waiheke Playwrights Festival which will also perform in Rocky Bay, Palm Beach and Onetangi.

Body removed from Te Atawhai Whenua Reserve

At 11am on Friday, police remove the decomposed body of an unknown person at Te Atawhai Whenua Reserve on Waiheke Island.

Police have removed the decomposed body of an unknown person found by a member of the public on Waiheke Island on Thursday.

Police recovering Waiheke body

Police in Te Atawhai Whenua Reserve preparing to investigate the scene where the body was found.

Police have arrived at a Waiheke Island reserve to recover the decomposing body found on Thursday.

Body found on Waiheke

Police are investigating a body found on Waiheke Island

Waiheke police are guarding a badly decomposing body, which lay undiscovered for some time on the island.

Fruitful opportunity for wine lovers

Nigel Robinson of Ananda Tours gets ready to quaff his syrah next to wine writer Bob Campbell at the 2014 Waiheke Wine Expo.

The Waiheke Wine Expo offers the chance to taste and learn about the different vintages from the island's award-winning boutique wineries.

Waiheke gets cash for war on pests

Hauraki Gulf Conservation Trust chairman Ian Burrows says one day he hopes to hear the call of Kiwis at night on the island.

Efforts to protect endangered species in the Hauraki Gulf against predators are getting a boost from government.

Board demands say over Rangihoua leases

Waiheke Local Board chairman Paul Walden is disappointed Auckland Council will not be representing the current board's views over the leases at Onetangi Sports Park.

A stoush over leases at Onetangi Sports Park is headed for the High Court in November and the Waiheke Local Board says it's been denied the chance to express its view.

Stony Batter remains closed as visitor season starts

While people can still visit the Stony Batter site, its historic World War II tunnels will remain closed until DOC finds a new organisation to run a visitor experience concession.

People will not be able to visit the tunnels at Stony Batter until at least Christmas, DOC says.

Get free seeds to join buzz over bees

People can pick up a free packet of seeds from Waiheke Marketplace, while stocks last, courtesy of NZ Gardener, to grow plants that attract bees. Photo:Emma Allen.

Waiheke locals are being offered free seeds to grow the type of plants bees love.

Endangered ducks find new home on gulf island

Rotoroa Island, in the Hauraki Gulf, is just a 10 minute trip by ferry from Orapiu on Waiheke Island. 360 Discovery ferries also run from downtown Auckland.

New Zealand's rarest mainland waterfowl species sets up home in island wetlands.

Auckland chief ducks for cover before Shake Out

Waiheke Local Board chairman Paul Walden, Auckland Council chief executive officer Stephen Town and local board member John Meeuwsen simulate what people should do in an earthquake.

Auckland Council chief executive officer Stephen Town gets under the table as Shake Out day approaches.

Help fund ship for youth

Bernard Rhodes says there's still work to be done on restoring cutter Kate to make her shipshape for young people's sail training.

A sail training ship to benefit youth on Waiheke Island still has a way to go before it can start operating.

Chileans celebrate despite earthquake

Giannina Simonetti and Nicole Pastene pose beneath the national Chilean flag and indigenous Mapuche flag, erected above Planit's doorway to celebrate the country's Independence Day.

Chile's earthquake did nothing to deter celebrations of the country's Independence Day by Waiheke's South American workers.

Take European journey at Whittaker's

Soprano Lilia Carpinelli and pianist Matteo Napoli are returning to perform again at Whittaker's Musical Museum on September 27.

A classical musical journey through Europe is on offer on September 27 at Waiheke's famous musical museum.

Killer plant among community veges

Poison Hemlock, such as this specimen, found in the Waiheke Island community garden in Ostend, is highly toxic even to the touch.

Deadly hemlock was discovered in a community garden on Waiheke Island two weeks ago. It's still there.

Win a festival experience in Bay of Islands

Kina sucking is popular with the kids at the It! Bay of Islands Food and Wine Festival.

Win a package to theĀ 'It!' Bay of Islands Food and Wine Festival at Labour Weekend

New festival to celebrate the oyster

The inaugural Waiheke Oyster Festival will be a celebration of the Te Matuku Bay Oyster, farmed in the Te Matuku Marine Reserve off Waiheke Island.

Oyster lovers can feast on the finest Te Matuku Oysters at Rangihoua Estate on Saturday.

Choral Society calls for new blood

Waiheke Choral Society is known for its lavish productions. Pictured is a scene from Fiddler on the Roof in 2011.

The Hills are Alive with the sound of plans for Waiheke Choral Society's next production. Click here to get involved.

Goodness aids the frail

Sherri Hinch (left) and Michelle McCallum prepare to dish up roast chicken, with apple crumble for pudding, for people too frail or ill to cook for themselves.

Waiheke's Meals on Wheels clients are getting freshly cooked, healthy meals from new caterers.

Students a hit at Cable Bay

Chanel Allinson, Tara Tamara Pendola and Natasha Grove present one of the dessert options – turmeric, mango and coconut cheesecake. Diners could alternatively choose feijoa, honey and pistachio strudel.

Waiheke's swanky Cable Bay Vineyard was the venue for hospitality students to impress guests on September 9.

Marketplace becomes chic creation

Kyia Johnson-Wynen, 7, with mum Karley Johnson.

A young girl and her great grandmother have fashioned a stunning dress using Waiheke Marketplace pages.

Garden safari helpers wanted

Waiheke Island Garden Safari volunteers are the smiling face of the event, co-ordinator Michelle Barber says.

If you have half a day or a full day to spare on November 7 and 8, the Jassy Dean Trust garden safari committee would love to hear from you.

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