Waiheke Garden Safari 8th & 9th November 2014

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         13 gardens throughout Waiheke Island. Waiheke Island Garden Safari benefiting Jassy Dean Trust and caring for kids is a unique community and a beautiful natural environment. This uniqueness and beauty is an opportunity that allows the Waiheke community to support its sick children with funds raised as a result of our guests visiting some of Waiheke’s most beautiful gardens. Now in our 14th year, the annual Waiheke Island Garden Safari is »more...

Whats up on Waiheke!

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Entertainment and Activities ilovewaiheke.com calendar of events There are many events happening on Waiheke all year round, here are a few of what is happening in the entertainment scene on Waiheke Island. Ongoing: ***** Ostend Markets every Saturday 8.30 till midday Next to the RSA Hall ***** Waiheke Community Cinema A 50 seat lounge cinema. Owned and run by the Waiheke Community.  Bookings recommended. P:372 4240     Cash only please. ARTWORKS • 127-129 OCEAN VIEW RD • ONEROA • WAIHEKE ISLAND »more...

HIP HOP-ERATION: The movie (official trailer) from Inkubator

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In Cinemas 25 September 2014. “You’re never too old to start the journey of a lifetime” Who said your grandmother couldn’t be a hip hop star? These senior citizens from Waiheke Island may each be almost a century young, but for Kara, (94) Maynie, (95) and Terri, (93) the journey to Las Vegas and the World Hip Hop Dance Championships is just the beginning of a life’s journey. Along with twenty-four other nonagenarians they defy »more...

Ngahere swims with the Dolphins Onetangi beach Waiheke Island

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Watch Ngahere, Darcy, and Gabe swim with the dolphins. Amazing, joyfull, tearful and incredible… on our beautiful Onetangi Beach Waiheke Island. Thanks to Gabby Harris for the video, Gabby stood in her winter clothes up to her waist to get this video for ilovewaiheke.com to share with you. Thanks so much Gabby.  

Fundraiser for Waiheke Hospice Homecare Sat 4 Oct 14, 7:00pm – 12:00am

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Stonyridge Vineyard, 80 Onetangi Rd, Waiheke Island An event not to be missed on beautiful Waiheke Island at Stonyridge Vineyard. MC John Hawkesby with performances from Violinist David Rawsthorne, Aaron Carpenter and Steve Edwardes. Into the night DJ Gareth Ross will be playing on the decks. Between fifty and sixty people on Waiheke Island get cancer annually. Please come and have a fun night out while supporting this important cause. Live and silent auctions on »more...

Winner of the SEALINK Family Pass

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WINNER of the Family Pass give way from SEALINK through ilovewaiheke.com is: Michelle Cushia Foster, congratulations Michelle. A big thank you to everyone who participated. Michelle’s comment was “I Love Waiheke Island, the best getaway ever! The winner was drawn this morning at Sealink Kennedy Point office by Lucie this morning. Thank you Lucie.  

Precipice Kaleidoscope Shed Friday 24 October 2014 7:30pm – 8:45pm … more

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A Work of Movement Kaleidoscope Shed, 15 Tahi Road, Waiheke Island Fri 24 Oct 2014, 7:30pm–8:45pm Sat 25 Oct 2014, 7:30pm–8:45pm Sun 26 Oct 2014, 7:30pm–8:45pm Fri 31 Oct 2014, 7:30pm–8:45pm Sat 1 Nov 2014, 7:30pm–8:45pm Restrictions:R15 Ticket Information: Adult: $20.00  Student (with ID): $15.00 Buy Tickets – 021 026 58178 Additional fees may apply W :www.kaleidoscope-waiheke.co.nz

60 years ago – Electricity came to Onetangi, Waiheke Island

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Hold ups, Hangi and Parade 60 years ago, on the 3rd July 1954 Electricity came to Onetangi, Waiheke Island Onetangi Residents Association share their photos and history notes.   1953 BCE (Before Coming Electric)   Kero was the word before electricity  arrived on Waiheke  Island.  That  was the  power  driving the  enjoyment of  the  Islanders. Kerosene was used for lighting and  cooking  and  there was always  a 4 gallon  tin of the stuff  in the  house  or  bach. »more...

ORA Community Event 5th July 2014 3pm – 5pm

Hangi, Parade, Sausage sizzle, facepainting, circus and much much more. Lets celebrate 60 years of electricity to Onetangi. Come on and join in the fun. 5th July 14 3pm to 5pm Onetangi Residents Association Hall 3rd Ave.

Sue Fitchett “On the Wing”

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Sue Fitchett our local Poet has published her new book. “On the Wing” The collection is available from Tivoli Bookshop on Waiheke and Women’s Bookshop and Unity Bookshop in Auckland City. The publisher is Steele Roberts Aotearoa (P.O. Box 9321 Wellington: E: info@SteeleRoberts.co.nz: W: www.SteeleRoberts.co.nz