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Crew founder picks up Local Hero Award

Billie Jordan's vision started as a flash mob of senior citizens and ended up as a world renowned dance crew.

Waiheke pool among the world's best

Luxury Waiheke lodge's infinity pool included in Trip Advisor's World's Extraordinary Pools list for 2015.

Supermarket calls for complainants to come forward

A supermarket store manager is challenging shoppers to tell him their gripes so he can do something about them.

Waiheke Island sculptures fetch hefty sums

Sculptures on display as part of a popular outdoor exhibition are selling for thousands of dollars.

Waiheke abandoning pets in large numbers

An SPCA inspector believes more animals are abandoned on Waiheke Island than anywhere else she has worked.

Dog shot and killed on Waiheke Island

The search is on for the mystery shooter who killed much loved family dog Remy.

Vandals strike Waiheke sculpture exhibit

A number of sculptures were vandalised at the opening weekend of the headland Sculpture on the Gulf exhibit.

Bid to separate Waiheke from Auckland supercity

One Waiheke local board member has re-introduced the subject of self-governance for Waiheke Island.

Dandelion sculpture takes shape

Giant dandelions made from recycled steel are towering over Matiatia Bay.

Call for witnesses following Waiheke Island arrest

Police seek further information after arresting a man on Waiheke Island for offensive behaviour.

Tricky terrain challenges event organisers

Sculpture on the Gulf is less than a month away and managing it is proving to be a mammoth task.

Defence forces camp furthers galley dream

Six-week defence forces camp bans phones and tv and inspires teen to be a navy galley chef.

Ceremonial dove business takes flight

A Waiheke woman has grown her flock of doves into a budding new business venture of the romantic kind.

Working on Christmas 'nature of the job'

Being on 24-hour call means you can't plan anything on Christmas Day, including a social drink.

Island housing trust idea floated

As housing affordability lessens there is concern Waiheke Island will lose young families, tradesmen and essential workers.

Plans for Waiheke pool on ministry land

Hopes for a pool on Waiheke stay alive with a school rebuild providing an opportunity to make the dream a reality.

Artwork finds way back to criminal artist

Infamous prison escapee to be reunited with his own artwork and a drawing by a machine-gun killer.

Liquor ban imposed on Waiheke Countdown

Those wanting to stock up their booze for Christmas can count out Waiheke Countdown in early December.

Small earthquake felt on Waiheke Island

A 2.6 magnitude earthquake was felt by some residents on Waiheke Island this morning.

Dream trip in sight

Kavanna Jade

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.

Long road to recovery for flesh-eating bug victim

flesh eating bug

A fall while on holiday left Eileen Courtney-Marshall fighting to save her leg from a flesh-eating bug.

Rental shortage hits island families hard

Amelia Lawley

A shortage of long-term Waiheke rentals is forcing families to look for new accommodation regularly as tourism grows.

Waiheke Island marina opposers hopeful

Marina opposition

Opponents of a 160-berth marina at Matiatia on Waiheke Island hope it can be turned down or scaled back.

Waiheke Island's new weight loss mystery man


Firefighters had to carry Stephen Fisher off Waiheke when he collapsed. 2 years on, he's 101kg lighter and barely recognisable.

Island valuations slow to rise


Islands in the Hauraki Gulf, including Waiheke, have some of the lowest capital valuation rises for homes.

Matiatia marina decision by Christmas?


High hopes of a decision soon on a proposed 160-berth marina on Waiheke and both sides are quietly confident.

Friends farewell boat fire victim

David Hargreaves Brady

"Creative" man who died in Waiheke Island boat fire is farewelled at memorial service.

Charred remains of boat removed


A karakia for David Hargreaves Brady set the scene on Waiheke Island as the boat he died in was removed.

Launch snag for rival Waiheke ferry service

Technical issues prevented a new Waiheke ferry service from launching at the weekend.

Hospice's special vintage

special magnum

A special magnum of wine is going under the hammer to raise money for the island's hospice.

New ferry service for Waiheke Island


For the first time in a decade two companies will run ferries between Waiheke and Downtown Auckland.

Bones found under water tanks

leg bone

Bones found on Waiheke Island have been identified as pre-European.

A cross for a life cut short

Brendan Demchy

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.

Zones 'preserved' for recreational fishers


National ban commercial fishing from parts of Marlborough Sounds and Hauraki Gulf, but workers may get compensation.

Finding funds to fight marina

Matiatia protest

A night of wine, live music and a "highly unusual" art auction is happening in a bid to block Matiatia's proposed marina.

Second spring dip on Father's Day

Spring dip

Residents are being asked to don togs to help the fight against prostate cancer.

New house a 'monolith'


There's concern a new two-storey house being built in Ostend will affect the area's character.

Rugby dream comes true for Rui

Rui Farrant

Rui Farrant may play rugby for Waiheke's under 10 Sharks team but his long-term goal is a Wallabies jersey.

Headland artists announced


Veteran sculptors will be joined by some new faces in the 2015 Headland Sculpture on the Gulf exhibition.

Pool on list but medium priority

Delyth and Seren

Waiheke Island's call for a swimming pool has been heard but it will not be treated as a high priority.

Ex-cop's on The Block

The Block

Former Waiheke Island police officer Damon Neal is a contestant on this year's season of The Block NZ.

Wild cats roaming island

Feral Cat

Unwanted cats dumped near Whakanewha Regional Park on Waiheke Island are threatening wildlife.

Stepping out to lose weight

Matthew Smith

A Waiheke Island man is walking more than 1500km across NZ in an effort to lose weight.

Waiheke Island police officer farewelled

Clint Vallendar funeral, waiheke

Friends, family and police gathered at Waiheke Island's Piritahi Marae to honour senior constable Clint Vallender.

75th anniversary of sailing book celebrated


Sir Bob Harvey and Andrew Fagan were among attendees at the relaunch of the book South Sea Vagabonds.

Island keen on youth board

Stella Andrews, 17, left, and Isla Treadwell,

Two teens full of ideas are involved in a project to make Waiheke more exciting for young people.

Teen injured in rugby tackle, but makes it to school ball

Jack Durry

Teen who injured his neck in a rugby game was airlifted to hospital but still made it to the school ball.

Fundraiser to aid Kavanna

Kavannah and mother

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.

Library opens with fanfare $6.1m project celebrated

Fiona Kralicek

The new Waiheke library is officially open for business after ceremonies attended by hundreds on Saturday.

Sun rises on community gift


The final dawn of Matariki heralded a significant gift from the people of the land back to the community.
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