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17 Dec

A million things going on (whoa!) over Xmas and New Year

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There is so much to do on Waiheke over Christmas and New Year (I mean, vineyards, beaches, restaurants, the village, romance, art, walks, sailing + of course events) it’s hard to begin.  But begin we must…

1) Carols by the sea

This Saturday, 21 December, Little Oneroa from 6-8pm.

Carols by the sea

You know the deal, bring a picnic or sneaky bottle of bubbly, sing along, enjoy live stage performances + get in a Yule Tide Mood.

Wet weather date: Sunday 22 December

This event is brought to you by our very own Waiheke Local Board.  Thanks you guys!

2)  $2 Book Fair

Friday 27, Sat 28, Sun 29 December at the Morra Hall (115 Ocean Road). 10am-4pm each day.

High quality books mostly $2.   Kids, magazines, comics and mills & boons, 50c.  Buy 10, get the 11th free!

Need Transport options?  Click here.

Walking? Hop onto the passenger ferry in downtown Auckland. Catch the bus up the hill and jump off outside Morra Hall. After browsing the books have lunch in one of our many cafes or settle on the beach for an afternoon of reading – bliss!

3. Art Exhibitions

The Waiheke Community Art Gallery has ‘The Living is Easy’ summer exhibition on from Dec 20.  Check out the shows in more detail here.

Toi Gallery has the Sally Smith Summer Works show on.

Sculpt Oneroa is a sculpture exhibition that runs through the main street of the village.  The works will be in situ to enjoy and to buy (go on, how cool would that be?) until mid Feb.  More here.

Space gallery has a revolving schedule of works.  More?  Click this link.

4.  New Years Eve Party (the mother of all….) at Stonyridge

Stonyridge puts on a doozy.  If that’s your bag, check it out!  Highlife.

5.  Decks on the Beach NY Eve party at Onetangi

Grab your ticket at iTicket.  Such a brilliant idea.  More info?  Here.

6.  Family Fun

Check out last weeks Waiheke Wednesday blog for ideas….

7.  Tours

Wine, Art, Sightseeing.  You name it, you can get an experienced local to take you ’round it.  Here’s the info.

8.  Camping

It’s perfect camping weather this year.  Check out Whakanawha.  Pitch your tent.  Fish for flounder.  Enjoy the BBQ.  Bring a ball – there is huge flat running around  area for a new years game of cricket, or a family soccer match.  Nice.

If I’ve have missed something, please let me know.  Either leave a comment or contact me directly and I’ll update the post.

Have a fabulous Christmas and New Year. Waiheke Wednesday will officially be back up and running on Wednesday Jan 7.   Over the next couple of weeks, I’ll be posting a bunch of Waiheke Photo’s by our very own Pete Rees that show Waiheke in a light you’ve never seen.  So, so, amazing.  You’ll like. Promise.


About the author

Emma Wright

at http://emmawright.co.nz

I want to live in a world where Art is big, holidays are long, and forgiveness is taught in schools. I play every day with colour, my kids + my partner. I play to smile, to giggle, to take myself less seriously. I paint about commitment + the choices we make. Which really means I paint about making the world a better place. Which really means I paint about LOVE. The basic facts & figures: I’ve sold over 500 paintings, to people all around the world. I've been featured in magazines and newspapers in 4 different countries. I've been published in the infamous 'New Zealand's favourite Artists'. The NZ Embassy in Haymarket, London has my art on display.

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