Camera: Nikon D800e Lens: Nikkor 24-70mm 2.8 @ 55mm Shutter Speed: 30 secs Aperture: F9 ISO 100.... Read More »
Blog - Waiheke Wednesday
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....Read More »
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…..... Read More »
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....Read More »
‘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....Read More »
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.....Read More »
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....Read More »
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....Read More »
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....Read More »
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....Read More »
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....Read More »
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....Read More »
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.... Read More »
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....Read More »
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.....Read More »
Did ya know? Waiheke is a killer art destination. Some of the biggest names in NZ art live here – Chris Bailey, Virginia King, Fiona Pardington, to name a few. We have a Community Art Gallery good enough to be listed in The New York Times prestigious book, 36 hours in Asia and the....Read More »
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....Read More »
1:: The infamous annual Waiheke Wharf 2 Wharf is on this weekend. Sat (Jan 18th) punters will line up to run from one end of the island to the other. We all know it. Some have done it. Some wish they could, others wouldn’t for all the love.
Go on, you’d be a legend! More....Read More »
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....Read More »
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.
You know the deal, bring a picnic or sneaky bottle....Read More »
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....Read More »