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06 Aug

Photography workshop with Pete Rees

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Photography workshop with Pete Rees

Remember Pete Rees?  Photographer, Artist, teacher extraordinaare?

Him & I got to talking about offering Photography Workshops, right here on beautiful Waiheke.  We asked a few people if they’d like to learn to take pictures with an artists eye (I mean check out his landscapes), use their camera masterfully & know the best software to use (and....

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04 Jun

Image of the week

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Image of the week

There is a whole lotta love on our island.    Captured beautifully in this postcard image by Michelle Hepburn Photography.  Michelle’s postcards are available from Veranda in Oneroa.

Each week we post our favourite Waiheke Image.  To enjoy, tune in every wednesday.  To submit an image, contact me below….

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28 May

Image of the week

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Image of the week

This image was taken at Gabriella Lewenz private home. Yes indeed, it’s amazing as it looks.  She is one of the Artists in the Waiheke Winter Arts Festival this weekend (Queens Birthday) on Waiheke where 35 artists open their doors to the public.  It’s the best weekend for art on the island hands down.

The weekend that....

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21 May

Image of the week

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Image of the week

‘Will summer ever end?': Pete Rees Photography

Wednesdays at Waiheke Local are dedicated to great images.  Each week photographers, artists, generally interesting people submit their best images and we post the pick of the bunch here.

To submit an image please contact me via the details below.  I love seeing great....

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16 Apr

Meet the maker: Pete Rees

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Meet the maker: Pete Rees

Pete Rees doesn’t have a self-conscious cell in his body.

A few months ago I saw Pete at a party.   He’d had a jar or two, but that’s not the interesting bit.  He’d arrived two hours before the party was due to start.  Most of us at that point would scuttle off to embarrassed land.....

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09 Apr

Meet the maker: Kiya Nancarrow

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Meet the maker: Kiya Nancarrow

 

Truth be known, first time I met Kiya I was a touch scared.  She seemed so brisk + efficient + quite clearly knew the art world better than I did. Mix in a little professional awe (such powerful artwork) I got the jitters.  Wow, I thought, this woman is one serious player.

 

 

How wrong I was.  Oh, I....

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02 Apr

Meet the maker: Katie Trinkle Legge

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Meet the maker: Katie Trinkle Legge

I’m not sure what I’d do without Katie.  You see, when she’s around, I can’t help but get over myself.  We artists are a funny bunch.  Ego’s, feelings, funny little patch protecting ways of being.  Put a few of us together on an island and all sorts of weird community snitchyness can start to fester.  Add....

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19 Mar

Meet the maker: Anton Forde

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Meet the maker: Anton Forde

 

True story.  A couple weeks back Anton Forde called me – to apologize.  It went something like:

Um, sorry I wasn’t exactly sociable the other day, I really am sorry I should have had better manners.  

Here’s the thing.  A couple days earlier I’d rocked up all bustle + business to an exhibition drop-off, given Anton a....

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12 Mar

Waiheke photographers: what they do and why to use them

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Waiheke photographers: what they do and why to use them

Waiheke, naturally has it’s fair share of Wedding Photographers.  Being one of NZ’s most coveted wedding destination’s will do that for you.

But we also have an amazing depth of talent that extends waaaaaay beyond getting pictures of your matrimonial celebration.  Like:

Family portraits. Special occasions; reunions, anniversary’s, birthdays. Commercial shoots; for real estate, vineyards, marketing, branding, promotion. Landscapes. Architectural work. Art.

Here’s....

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04 Mar

The inside word on Coffee

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The inside word on Coffee

Good morning Waiheke!!!   There is an abundance of coffee options on this fine Island of ours.  As you would expect in any good holiday destination. Move close. Lean in.  Here’s the inside word.

1. Island Coffee.

Our very own boutique coffee roastery.  It’s got the best coffee-shop atmosphere on the island. Brilliant for meetings, time-outs and....

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25 Feb

The inside word on Waiheke Wedding Planners

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The inside word on Waiheke Wedding Planners
Getting married?  Congratulations!!

If you’ve settled (or just tossing the idea around) on a Waiheke Wedding (love your taste!) you’ll be curious to get the inside word on Waiheke’s fabulous wedding planners.    Over the next few weeks, I’ll delve into a few areas where it might help to have some insider opinion.  But let’s start....

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18 Feb

Looking to get your car sorted on Waiheke?

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Looking to get your car sorted on Waiheke?

It’s one of those things.  You don’t need ‘em, ’til you need ‘em.  Then you spend a week asking everyone on the ferry, or people serving you dinner, lunch or packing your groceries (if you’re here visiting): where do I get my car sorted? To save you any angst, here’s the insider….

WoF’s and general car....

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12 Feb

A million places to stay (whoa!!)

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A million places to stay (whoa!!)

It sure feels like there’s a million places to stay on Waiheke.  From Total Fancy Pants (good morning ms Swank)  to Cheap as Chips, this island has it all.  But how do you find them?   Or, equally important, how do you get found (if you’ve got one of those million places on offer).

I’ll start....

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04 Feb

A million places to eat (whoa!)

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A million places to eat (whoa!)

I should say, a million GREAT places to eat. You be excused for thinking Waiheke was all flash vineyards and not much else, but you’d also be wrong. Lets take a look.

1::  Cafes + restaurants

OYSTER INN || Oneroa

My partner and I can’t agree on this one.  I love the Oyster Inn. Him? Not so much.....

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21 Jan

A million things going on (whoa!) for anniversary weekend

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A million things going on (whoa!) for anniversary weekend

This weekend.  Oh goodness – THIS weekend!!  The Island is positively brimming with things to do.  Here’s a bit of a list….

Friday 24th January

1. DJ Andres Eichenbaum [Buenos Aires] Friday 24th, 8.00pm till 12.00am The Rock Waiheke, 11 Belgium Street, Ostend, Auckland More info »

2. Other Roads Friday 24th, 7:30pm–9:30pm A trio based in the UK, Other Roads are one of....

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07 Jan

Seeing the island in a whole new light

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Seeing the island in a whole new light

Waiheke photographer Pete Rees, captures the island’s light in a remarkable way.  From now on, each Waiheke Wednesday post will be accompanied by one of his photos.  We think our island’s beauty is worth sharing.  And sharing is how we roll ’round here.  Hope you enjoy…..

Thunder clouds on the south side

Park....

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10 Dec

A million things goin’ on (whoa!) – for families

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A million things goin’ on (whoa!) – for families

You’d be excused for thinking Waiheke was all Weddings, vineyards, beaches + olive groves.  Amazing for Kids?  Not so much – unless the sun is shining and the beaches are beckoning.  Lets update you!

1.  Xmas Street Party.

Oneroa is about to transform itself into the best little street party this side of Christmas.  With minimal traffic....

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