Up Coming Events:
14th April - Waiheke Resort Kiwi Bongo Salsa Party
When: Saturday 14 April 2018 5pm – 1am
Where: Waiheke Island Resort, 4 Bay Road, Palm Beach
Restrictions: Resort guests only
Price: Free entry
Starting on the deck and offering entertainment form Latin DJ's.
15th April - Waiheke Wine & Photography
When: Sunday 15 April 2018 9am – 7pm
Where: NZ Photography Tours Brown Rd, Onetangi, Waiheke Island 1081, Waiheke Island, Auckland
Restrictions: All ages
Price: $235.00 Door Sales Only
A full day photographic experience at some of Waiheke Island's top boutique wineries.
This is an exclusive behind the scenes workshop, including wine tasting, tapas and lunch, together with lots of photographic opportunities and tuition.
- Casita Miro vineyard Sherry tasting
- Destiny Bay vineyard cellars and barrels
- Goldie Estate vineyard and winery tour, including barrel tasting
- Explore country roads, enjoy stunning land- and seascapes plus Auckland cityscape photography
April School Holidays - High-flying fun for kids at Waiheke Library
Children can taste the thrill of going Up Up and Away with activities at Waiheke Library in the school holidays.
Activities and events will give children a chance to explore the "fun, design and science" of flight, senior librarian Rhiannon Beolens said.
Whizz Bang Science will be held on Wednesday, April 18, from 10am to 11.30am.
The event will investigate the science behind various forms of flight, such as hot air balloons and rockets.
"This is a fun, hands-on activity, with the opportunity to do some interesting science experiments relating to flight," Beolens said.
On Thursday, April 26, from 2pm to 3.30pm, the Flight Design Lab will give participants a chance to design planes, air cannons and "other cool stuff".
Both events are suitable for all school aged children and no booking is required.
The library recently bought a Raspberry Pi kit and will set it up as a retro games console, with arcade style games from the 1980s and 1990s, such as Space Invaders.
Children and teenagers aged 11 and older will be able to book a session by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by putting their names down at the library.
Sessions will be offered at 11am or 2pm on weekdays throughout the holidays, and bookings can be made for up to four people for up to one hour at a time.
Makerspace, which gives children aged five to 13 a chance to build and create, will be held on April 15, 22 and 29 from 10.30am to 12pm.
22nd April - Sounds of Europe Concert
Exploring Europe With C and J is the title of a piano and violin concert coming up on Waiheke Island this month.
Pianist Cindy Tsao and violinist Joo Yeon Lee will play at Whittaker's Music Museum in Oneroa on April 22 from 5pm to 6.30pm.
The programme includes Mozart's Violin Concerto in E Flat Major, Bartok's Romanian Folk Dances, Dvorak's Romance, and Debussy's Sonata for Violin and Piano in G Minor.
Tickets to the concert are $25 or $10 for students and children, with a $5 discount for friends of Whittaker's.
Phone (09) 372 9627 for bookings.
27th - 28th April - Opera In the Cellar
When: Friday 27 April 2018 6:30pm and Saturday 28 April 2018 6:30pm
Where: Poderi Crisci Vineyard, 205 Awawaroa Rd, Waiheke Island, Auckland
Entry: General Admission: $250.00Buy Tickets: 093790400 -
Don’t miss out on our annual event.
Gala evening with live opera includes a glass of Taittinger and canapes on arrival in 'La Locanda' followed by a 8-course degustation menu with matching wines and an Opera performance in the spectacular setting of our cellar room.
23rd May - The Big Bike Film Night
When: Wednesday 23 May 2018 7:30pm – 10pm
Where: Waiheke Island Community Cinema, 127-129 Ocean View Rd, Waiheke Island, Auckland
Restrictions: All ages
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.