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Helicopter-heavy winery charged

Helicopters are a popular form of transport on Waiheke Island for the rich.

One of Auckland's swankiest wineries has been charged for over-using its helicopter pad.

Busting a move for Bronx youth

Eighteen members of the Hip Op-eration Crew intend to share their magic with school children in the South Bronx later this year.

The Hip Op-eration Crew sets its sights on the Big Apple.

Storytelling to help Nepal

Donations at the International Stories to Change the World Day storytelling session at Waiheke Library on June 21 will go to First Steps Himalaya to help the children of Nepal.

Once Upon an Island Trust storytelling session will raise funds for First Steps Himalaya

Deadly sins promise to tempt quiz lovers

Feelings of envy, greed and gluttony will be pitted against wrath, pride, lust and sloth at the Waiheke Primary School Deadly Sins quiz night on June 27.

Outrageous, sinful dress is being encouraged to raise funds for school playground.

Free fruit for all

Waiheke residents will be able to pick apples from trees planted on verges - thanks to the efforts of neighbours in Surfdale.

Free fruit for all is the aim of a new initiative by Waiheke Islanders as they unite for mass plantings.

Marc Ellis' driveway: Singer stands firm

Briar Ross (who owns 10 Alan Murray Lane) stands on the shared driveway of numbers 10 and 12.

Access to former All Black's house building site restored after neighbour tore down rock wall and blocked driveway to exclusive property.

Waiheke makes its mark

The hand-carved sculpture at the caves' entrance has been created with no help from power tools. "I even had to break rocks myself," Paora Toi Te Rangiuaia says.

Waiheke Island is set to make European history books as a local Maori sculptor completes a monumental creation.

Dance fitness craze still stepping out after five years

Waiheke's 'king of Zumba', Rahman Saleh, dons his crown for a photo with other instructors and members of his dance-fitness classes to celebrate five years of teaching Zumba on the island.

Waiheke Island's Zumba lovers take 100 minute class to honour their favourite instructor, Rahman Saleh.

Anzac Bay is official

The tranquil hamlet of Anzac Bay on Waiheke Island is now recognised officially.

A quiet Waiheke Island bay is now 'official' after recognition by the New Zealand Geographic Board

Maori performing arts students encapsulate youth spirit

The pukana (dilating of the eyes) and whetero (protrusion of the tongue) are captured in this image of Piringakau Performing Arts student Caleb Penetito, mid air.

Maori performing arts students have been snapped for an exhibition as part of the Auckland Festival of Photography.

Local magical book for teens

The Falconer's Daughter author Sam Ashworth has a Department of Conservation certificate enabling her to save and train injured hawks.

A magical mystery novel written by a falconer is making its debut on Waiheke Island

Meeuwsen confident in self-governance

Our Waiheke campaigner John Meeuwsen believes a self-governing unitary council could provide the same services as Auckland Council at a lower cost to the ratepayer.

Waiheke resident John Meeuwsen says the island can do better for its ratepayers by going it alone.

Spooky show has positive message

An encounter with snowflakes, penguins, jellyfish and skeletons is in store for Bobby, the protagonist of The House on Greenpocket Lane, opening on June 5 at the Kaleidoscope Performance Shed on Tahi Rd.

The author of a philosophical new children's show says she was inspired by cleaning up dog poop.

Happy addition to royal album

Prince Harry's walkabout in Auckland is a crowd pleaser. He is accompanied by his private secretary Edward Lane Fox.

She once snapped a photo of Princess Di. Now, 32 years later, the avid royal watcher turned her lens to Prince Harry.

Nine minute talks to light up vineyard venue

The WaiTalks event on May 30 at Cable Bay Vineyards' winery will be hosted by businessman, environmentalist and performer Andy Spence.

Cable Bay Winery is set to fizz with thought-provoking speakers at WaiTalks on May 30.

Classes pack punch for poetry wall

From left: Workshop participants Kathryn Ngapo, Robyne Winton and Katherine Mason stand in front of the rapidly growing poetry wall at the library.

Workshops for potential poets are proving popular on Waiheke Island as war and peace wall attracts new talent.

Waiheke blokes captured on camera

This image of a 'Waiheke Bloke' captures photographer and music enthusiast Graham Hooper.

A new exhibition of portraits of men in their own surroundings aims to highlight their contribution to the community.

Waiheke tempts global travel agents

International tourism agents toast Waiheke Island as a visitor destination with a glass of Batch bubbles and lunch al fresco at the vineyard.

International tourism agents are set to spread the word about Waiheke after a large group visited the island this month.

Lunch with league's finest to celebrate a Kiwis win

Simon Mannering

Sir Peter Leitch, aka The Mad Butcher, is turning on a special luncheon to honour the Kiwis after their Anzac test win in Brisbane

Public invited to rare bird release

The takahe is the world's largest living rail and there are only 270 left in the world.

Critically endangered birds are being encouraged to breed at a unique wildlife reserve.

Have you had your say on the gulf?

The Waiheke Local Board area covers several other islands including Rotoroa Island, pictured.

There are just a few more days to return a questionnaire on marine reserves that could affect the future of the Hauraki Gulf - and its residents

A weekend of Waiheke art coming up

Waiheke Winter Arts Festival organiser Katie Trinkle Legge in her studio.

A Queen's Birthday weekend festival celebrating artists is promising the biggest line-up to date.

Big sale scores rewards for hall

Marie Cull, Eleanor Ashby and Gladys Webster are kept busy in the kitchen with morning teas.

Busy morning brings bargain hunters out in aid of community-owned hall.

Pink clothes omission cops rap

Waiheke police officers Pete Billett and Pat Knight are forced to wear outlandish headgear.

Two Waiheke cops are still blushing after being forced to look pretty in pink at a fundraiser.

Howls of protest over survey

Access to most Waiheke Island beaches is relaxed for all during winter but summer is more restricted.

Waiheke dog owners are straining at the leash to stop an Auckland Council proposal to change dog laws.

Manager shops for 'Pirate'

New Countdown manager Dave Collo says he is happy to help Tony the Pirate with his shopping to make up for the recent disappointments.

A disgruntled Countdown customer gets more than he expects when the manager offers to do his shopping.

Archetypal artworks find new home

Manager of the Waiheke branch of Kiwibank and New Zealand Post, Dale Griffin,  and Waiheke Community Art Gallery chairman Alex Stone stand by one of Jan Nigro's artworks depicting island life.

Waiheke Community Art Gallery representatives are celebrating the gift of two large Jan Nigro paintings.

$1 coin jams in boy's throat

Westpac rescue helicopter

A young boy was rushed to hospital after he found a $1 coin and accidentally swallowed it.

Emma Wright hits online success

Artist Emma Wright says she is excited her ebook is best seller in two categories on Amazon.

A former bulimia sufferer is celebrating the success of her first e-book after it soared to the top of its category on Amazon's best seller lists.

Full day of talks at Waiheke High School

Performance poet Selina Tusitala Marsh is one of several keynote speakers at the first TEDxWaiheke event. The event runs all day at Waiheke High School on May 16.

A full day of inspiring talks aims to share ideas and concepts that can lead to a positive change.

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