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08 Feb

Last of the tomatoes

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Last of the tomatoes

It’s sad to say but I think we are down to the last tomatoes in our garden. Oh how we are going to miss the ease of picking a good bowl full of ripe, plump, red juicy tomatoes (surely the fruit of the summer, and yes fruit not vegetable!) on a regular basis. Is this....

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13 Nov

Waiheke Local – our story

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Waiheke Local – our story

Waiheke Local is an initiative that has been developing over the past 3 years. The idea was born from our experience of moving to Waiheke Island and not easily being able to locate essential services. We found most of the Waiheke information-based websites were aimed solely at tourist services, which is great for tourists –....

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28 Mar

And all that Jazz

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And all that Jazz

It’s Easter, which on Waiheke Island also means that it is the International Jazz Festival. The festival runs from the 29 to 31 March and promises 3 days of entertainment, good food and wine.

There is an impressive line-up of talent this year that includes Wellingtonian Iva Lamkum, Denmarks Dixieland Gypsy Band, and NZ’s Peter Urlich Sextet.....

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03 Mar

It says 30 for a reason

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It says 30 for a reason

Onetangi Straight is still a mess with on-going roadworks continuing to frustrate residents.

Auckland Transport’s website gives information on all current road-work locations across Auckland including start & finish dates, while inconveniently forgetting about work on Waiheke Island. The lack of available information is annoying, and the state of the road throughout the construction process continues to....

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17 Feb

Onetangi Beach Races 2013

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Onetangi Beach Races 2013

Coming up this Sunday the 24th February is one of Waiheke Island’s most iconic events, the annual Onetangi Beach Races.

It’s a popular day for both locals and visitors to the island; the event is free to attend, provides good entertainment and a great day out for the family.

The Onetangi Beach Races have been a carnival event....

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01 Feb

Water woes continue for Waiheke

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Water woes continue for Waiheke

There is a lot of talk at the moment about the continuing lack of rain and subsequent shortage of water on the island, with many residents tanks running dry.

ONE News visited Waiheke to film yesterday for a segment, although many islanders questioned whether the article was really newsworthy. Although lack of rain and dry tanks....

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30 Jan

Walk the Headland Sculpture on the Gulf

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Walk the Headland Sculpture on the Gulf

If you haven’t yet visited the Headland Sculpture on the Gulf exhibition on Waiheke Island, you are missing out.  This year marks the 10th anniversary of the biennial event which features work from 30 artists.

Headland runs from 25 January to 17 February and is open daily from 8.30am. The trail is 2.5km long, and winds around....

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20 Jan

Summer Waiheke Style

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Summer Waiheke Style

It’s a New Year and Christmas is just a memory. The tree is down, the cake eaten, and it’s time to go back to work, which for many means resuming the daily commute.

The island heaves with the additional thousands of summer visitors and it is possible to visit the park at Little O, and not....

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22 Oct

Walking on Waiheke

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Walking on Waiheke

Walking on Waiheke Island provides the perfect way to get close to nature and discover the beauty of the island. While some of the walks on Waiheke are easy strolls, most walking experiences on the island are of tramping track standard and require a reasonable level of fitness. View some of  Waiheke’s most popular walks.

The....

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09 Oct

Crossing fingers for fine weekend weather

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Crossing fingers for fine weekend weather

I’m really hoping for fine weather for the weekend. Waiheke is beautiful in spring, the days are warm, blossoms are plentiful, new leaves emerge to soften bare branches, and the sea is a pretty shade of blue. On the other hand, spring on Waiheke Island can also be a turbulent time with sudden rainstorms, fierce....

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24 Sep

Waiheke’s School Holiday Activities

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Waiheke’s School Holiday Activities

It’s that time again, the school holidays are about to start and Waiheke Local has put together a list of the school holiday programmes and activities that are on offer, along with our ideas for having some fun on those days off. The good thing about the holidays this time round is that the weather is....

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09 Sep

Spring on Waiheke Island

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Spring on Waiheke Island

It is officially spring! New Zealand declares the beginning of the spring season at the beginning of the month, although some people may argue that spring officially begins on the vernal equinox which is never at the exact same time but falls at a specific moment usually on september 21st or 22nd in New Zealand.....

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28 Aug

“Waiheke…why would you?”

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“Waiheke…why would you?”

We have been looking at Waiheke real estate, keen to secure our own little piece of the island, after all, we’ve been living here for several years now. We have had all the necessary “should-we-stay or should-we-go” discussions which always have the same conclusion – we are committed, we’re staying.

Saying that, the hunt for a....

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13 Aug

We’re now on Facebook !

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We’re now on Facebook !

Waiheke Local is now on Facebook. Waiheke Local’s Facebook page intends to keep you informed on a collection of stories, photos and news. Feel free to “Like” our page and keep up to date with the happenings on Waiheke. Our page can be found at www.facebook.com/waihekelocal

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27 Jul

Waiheke’s New Business Ventures

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Waiheke’s New Business Ventures

There are always new business ventures. Keep up to date with companies on Waiheke Island that are scheduled to open their doors soon or those that have just recently opened.

Waiheke Local has produced a comprehensive list of those new businesses to the island, including waiheke accommodation, adventure and more.

Contact Waiheke Local if you have a new....

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23 Jul

The Esplanade is to re-open to traffic

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The Esplanade is to re-open to traffic

The Esplanade is the coastal road between Lannan Road and Kiwi Street, that follows the coast from Blackpool to Surfdale. It provided an alternative route to Ocean View Road for traffic prior to its closure. Since the closure to vehicles The Esplanade has become a popular walking, cycling and horse riding coastal track. In....

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