Up Coming Events:
Whittaker's Music Museum Spring Concert Season:
On Sunday, 16 September, at 5pm, APO Fellow Annabelle Swainston (violin) and prize-winning pianist Maree Kilpatrick will perform a concert of 'Dark Romance'.
On Sunday 23 September, at 5pm, 'Andrzej Pikul plays Chopin'. The internationally acclaimed pianist and senior academic from the Krakow Music Academy, one of the leading music schools in Europe, presents a selection from the wonderful works of Poland's beloved maestro.
On Friday 5 October, at 5pm, the Royal Over-Seas League brings to New Zealand gold medal-winning violinist Emily Sun and highly-regarded pianist Gamal Khamis, 'one of the UK's rising stars' (Chamber Music NZ).
On Saturday 27 October, at 5pm, renowned guitarist Vladimir Gorbach will perform a concert of solo guitar. Vladimir has captivated audiences across Europe, Japan, Australia, the United States, and his native country, Russia. He currently leads the guitar department at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
On Saturday 18 November, at 5pm, Whittaker's welcomes the return appearance of Albany School of Music-based pianist and Doctor of Music Ludwig Treviranus, 'a major pianistic talent' who has performed extensively overseas and throughout New Zealand.
Attend all five wonderful concerts with an extremely economical season ticket priced at $85 or $75 for Friends of Whittaker's. Individual concert tickets are still available at $25 ($20 for Friends) or $10 for students or children. Please book your seats early.
7th October: The Chills - Snow Bound Tour With Steve Gunn (USA)
When: 7th October 2018 7:00pm - 10:30pmWhere: Artworks Community Theatre, 2 Korora Rd, Oneroa, Waiheke Island, AucklandRestrictions: R18
The Chills announce, Snow Bound, their new studio album due out on September 14th.
Consolidating the album out upon the peaks and troughs of New Zealand’s wondrous land and soundscapes, The Chills set off again on an extensive national tour. With main centres, and some smaller towns they missed on the last run, included in the 14 dates.
The band will be joined by a cast of very special guests to open the shows, including solo sets from local hero/heroines Finn Andrews (The Veils), Tiny Ruins, Reb Fountain, and renowned American blues troubadour, Steve Gunn for the Waiheke and Whangarei shows.
Presented by: Radio Hauraki, Wakachangi and Under The Radar
Tickets: $45.00, additional fees may apply
12 October: An Evening with the Winemaker
When: 12th October 2018, 6:30pmWhere: The Dining Room at Cable Bay Vineyards, Waiheke Island, AucklandTickets: $155 per person - includes 5 course meal with matching winesReservations essential.
Phone: (09) 372 5889 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us at Cable Bay Vineyards for a decadent five course dinner paired with elegant Cable Bay wines, expertly curated by Cable Bay Winemaker Chloe Somerset.
Chloe will share her in-depth winemaking knowledge guiding us through each pairing as Head Chef Max Larbiose demonstrates his culinary expertise with perfectly matched dishes showcasing seasonal produce from our organic kitchen gardens.
This promises to be a fun and illuminating evening for food and wine-lovers alike.
2 November 2018: Opera in the Cellar
When: 2nd November 2018, 6:30pmWhere: Poderi Crisci Vineyard, Waiheke, AucklandTickets $250pp
Cost includes welcome drink and canapes, full degustation dinner with paired wines from Poderi Crisci's range of fine handcrafted wines.
Live opera performed by some of New Zealands established and up and coming Opera stars.
We are thrilled to announce that we have the opportunity to again bring to you a night of live opera in the cellar accompanied by a full degustation meal and wine pairings.
The cellar will once again become one of the most sought after destinations on Waiheke for this very special evening, taking "Dinner and a Show" to a whole new level. This event has always received huge acclaim. If you have not had the opportunity to join us for this event in the past, or if you wish to enjoy it all over again, block the night and book now. As always this event will sell out early and tickets are offered on a first come first served basis. Please see below for tickets and booking details.
Get your tickets here
Please note this is an event with very limited availability and Ticket sales will be offered to 50 persons.
10-11 November: Waiheke Garden Festival
When: 10-11 November 2018 10am - 4pmWhere: Waiheke IslandWaiheke Garden Safari has been delighting Island residents and visitors alike since 2001 and since 2017 we have a new format. The new name is Waiheke Garden Festival to reflect this change. It is still a must-see, self-drive event for gardeners and island visitors with gardening workshops and lectures in the gardens this year. Waiheke Garden Festival takes place over two days 10 & 11 November 2018. Our gardens are open 10 am to 4 pm both days. We are proudly sponsored by Fullers who also offer tour packages for the Festival. Ticket buyers get exclusive access to some of Waiheke Island's most interesting gardens while also supporting the Jassy Dean Trust. The Trust has been supporting on the island sick kids for the last 25 years.
17-25 November: Waiheke Walking Festival
When: 17-25 November 2018Where: Waiheke Island
The Waiheke Walking Festival is a fantastic, FREE, nine day event that takes place in November every year.
With approximately fifty walks covering a range of topics, terrain and duration there really is something for almost every age and fitness level. Our wonderful team of guides and volunteers ensure your Waiheke Walking Festival experience is one that will want you coming back year after year – we know a lot of you do!
25 January - 17 February 2019: Sculpture on the Gulf
When: 25th Jan - 17th Feb 2019Where: Waiheke IslandMore information to follow.Please view our website for past events, photos and artist submissions here
On Going Events & Exhibitions:
Ostend Saturday Markets: Every Saturday from 7.30am
The Ostend Saturday Markets are perfect if you are wanting to take a little bit of Waiheke back with you. The Markets usually run from 7.30am till 1 and there is a range of local fresh food, arts and crafts.
Last Laughs Tuesday Nite comedy:
The “Last Laughs Tuesday Nite Comedy” is on the final Tuesday of each month, starting at 7:30pm at the Artworks Community Theatre. Everyone is welcome: people who would like to have a go at stand-up or improve and those who just want to be a audience member for a bit of a laugh. Entry by Koha. Doors and café bar open at 7pm For more details please ring Lance on 021 752 105 or email email@example.com
Denis O’Connor exhibition:
Sip, a new exhibition of Denis O’Connor’s works on wine and Waiheke social history, is on at Tivoli in Oneroa. Phone 372 3361.
Waiheke Community Art Gallery:
The Fullers Reclaim to Fame exhibition is on at Waiheke Community Art Gallery. The works contain at least 80 per cent recycled materials and are based on a them of Home Sweet Home. Four artists explore the four elements of air, water, fire and earth in 4 Tell, which features paintings by Lorraine Webb and David Sarich, glass art from David Traub, and printmaking by Faith Mc Manus. The gallery is open seven days, from 10am to 4pm. Phone 372 9907
Little Putiki Gallery:
Waiheke painter Ingrid Berzins displays her works at 8 Putiki Road in Ostend. The gallery is open from 10.30am until about 2pm on weekends. Phone 027 493 5407 or see www.ingridberzins.com
Ann Skelly Art Studio:
Waiheke artist Ann Skelly offers works for sale at 40 Calais Terrace in Ostend. Phone 021 254 8914 Wendy Grace Allen studio Sculptor and painter Wendy Grace Allen opens her studio and gallery Upcycle in Oneroa from 10am to 4pm Wednesdays to Saturdays.
Barbara Robinson Studio Gallery:
Waiheke punter Barbara Robinson opens her studio at 22 Church Bay Road from 11am to 4pm on weekends. Ph 021 121 3161
The Artist Goldsmith Gallery:
Christine Hafemalz-Wheeler’s gallery at 106b Ocean View Road is open Thursday to Monday from 11am to 3pm
Whittaker’s Music Museum:
With more than 100 working musical instruments, the museum is open seven days a week from 1pm to 4pm, with live shows on Saturdays at 1.30pm. Whittaker’s is in the Artworks complex corner of Korora and Ocean View Road in Oneroa. For information phone 372 5573 or visit www.musicalmuseum.org.