Teenager Kavanna Jade is thrilled to be New Zealand's first ever Make-A-Wish child ambassador.
People are being warned about spontaneous combustion after a woman's lucky escape on Waiheke Island.
New jobs will come with Waiheke Island's new, improved Countdown supermarket.
Dancing, music and grapes underfoot marked the start of the Waiheke Vintage Festival.
The Waiheke International Jazz Festival has a top lineup of acts ready to entertain.
Billie Jordan's vision started as a flash mob of senior citizens and ended up as a world renowned dance crew.
Luxury Waiheke lodge's infinity pool included in Trip Advisor's World's Extraordinary Pools list for 2015.
A supermarket store manager is challenging shoppers to tell him their gripes so he can do something about them.
Sculptures on display as part of a popular outdoor exhibition are selling for thousands of dollars.
An SPCA inspector believes more animals are abandoned on Waiheke Island than anywhere else she has worked.
The search is on for the mystery shooter who killed much loved family dog Remy.
A number of sculptures were vandalised at the opening weekend of the headland Sculpture on the Gulf exhibit.
One Waiheke local board member has re-introduced the subject of self-governance for Waiheke Island.
Giant dandelions made from recycled steel are towering over Matiatia Bay.
Police seek further information after arresting a man on Waiheke Island for offensive behaviour.
Sculpture on the Gulf is less than a month away and managing it is proving to be a mammoth task.
Six-week defence forces camp bans phones and tv and inspires teen to be a navy galley chef.
A Waiheke woman has grown her flock of doves into a budding new business venture of the romantic kind.
Being on 24-hour call means you can't plan anything on Christmas Day, including a social drink.
As housing affordability lessens there is concern Waiheke Island will lose young families, tradesmen and essential workers.
Hopes for a pool on Waiheke stay alive with a school rebuild providing an opportunity to make the dream a reality.
Infamous prison escapee to be reunited with his own artwork and a drawing by a machine-gun killer.
Those wanting to stock up their booze for Christmas can count out Waiheke Countdown in early December.
A 2.6 magnitude earthquake was felt by some residents on Waiheke Island this morning.
Kavanna Jade, 15, has been granted one of the items on her bucket list by Make a Wish - to go on holiday to the Gold Coast.
A shortage of long-term Waiheke rentals is forcing families to look for new accommodation regularly as tourism grows.
A fall while on holiday left Eileen Courtney-Marshall fighting to save her leg from a flesh-eating bug.
Opponents of a 160-berth marina at Matiatia on Waiheke Island hope it can be turned down or scaled back.
Firefighters had to carry Stephen Fisher off Waiheke when he collapsed. 2 years on, he's 101kg lighter and barely recognisable.
Islands in the Hauraki Gulf, including Waiheke, have some of the lowest capital valuation rises for homes.
High hopes of a decision soon on a proposed 160-berth marina on Waiheke and both sides are quietly confident.
"Creative" man who died in Waiheke Island boat fire is farewelled at memorial service.
A karakia for David Hargreaves Brady set the scene on Waiheke Island as the boat he died in was removed.
Technical issues prevented a new Waiheke ferry service from launching at the weekend.
A special magnum of wine is going under the hammer to raise money for the island's hospice.
For the first time in a decade two companies will run ferries between Waiheke and Downtown Auckland.
Bones found on Waiheke Island have been identified as pre-European.
A series of white wooden crosses will be erected in Ostend to pay homage to residents in the armed forces who died during World War I or later on Waiheke.
National ban commercial fishing from parts of Marlborough Sounds and Hauraki Gulf, but workers may get compensation.
A night of wine, live music and a "highly unusual" art auction is happening in a bid to block Matiatia's proposed marina.
There's concern a new two-storey house being built in Ostend will affect the area's character.
Residents are being asked to don togs to help the fight against prostate cancer.
Rui Farrant may play rugby for Waiheke's under 10 Sharks team but his long-term goal is a Wallabies jersey.
Veteran sculptors will be joined by some new faces in the 2015 Headland Sculpture on the Gulf exhibition.
Waiheke Island's call for a swimming pool has been heard but it will not be treated as a high priority.
Former Waiheke Island police officer Damon Neal is a contestant on this year's season of The Block NZ.
Unwanted cats dumped near Whakanewha Regional Park on Waiheke Island are threatening wildlife.
A Waiheke Island man is walking more than 1500km across NZ in an effort to lose weight.
Friends, family and police gathered at Waiheke Island's Piritahi Marae to honour senior constable Clint Vallender.
Sir Bob Harvey and Andrew Fagan were among attendees at the relaunch of the book South Sea Vagabonds.
Two teens full of ideas are involved in a project to make Waiheke more exciting for young people.
Teen who injured his neck in a rugby game was airlifted to hospital but still made it to the school ball.
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 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.
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.
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.
The sight of a leaping juvenile orca made the day of a few fortunate onlookers in Putiki Bay.
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.
A dream is coming true for young Waiheke actress Jean Fraser-Hoult who plays orphan Becky in the musical Annie.
There was no saving the bacon of a bush pig washed up on a Waiheke beach after last week's storm.
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.
A tight-knit team at a small Waiheke Island vineyard restaurant has come up trumps at the Metro Restaurant of the Year Awards.
The world's oldest bunch of hip hoppers is still going strong with its 25 Waiheke Island members preparing for a new challenge.
People are being warned not to eat shellfish collected from Onetangi Beach or they might get sick.
Lack of consultation over roadworks is causing Waiheke Local Board members to see red.
An 18-year-old man put lives at risk on Saturday after driving three times over the adult limit.
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.
Utter the phrase "He kawhe maku" at Ringawera Bakery and you'll save yourself 50c.
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.
Are our classrooms becoming overcrowded?