Up Coming Events:
22nd July: Matariki Festival, Maumahara Flames
When: 22nd July 2018 7pm Where: Matiatia Ferry Terminal, Waiheke IslandCost: FreeRestrictions: All agesIn remembrance and celebration of those who have crossed into the star world, Waiheke residents and ferry passengers will witness the lighting of flames visible from the historical areas of Mokemoke and Te Whetu Matarau. These flames will be lit to pay homage to the Matariki star cluster and to mark the end of the festival in a finale that will include a fireworks display and the mass singing of E Pari Rā, a song written 100 years ago in remembrance of our fallen soldiers.
Maumahara Flames will give Waiheke Island residents a chance to experience an indigenous event that celebrates a meaningful moment for their community.
Supported by Waiheke Local Board.
10th August: The Feelers 25th Anniversary Tour
When: 10th August 2018 7:30pm - 11:00pm Where: Artworks Community Theatre, 2 Korora Rd, Oneroa, Waiheke Island, AucklandRestrictions: R18
The Rock are proud to present The Feelers 25th Anniversary Tour.
Twenty Five years ago James Reid and Hamish Gee formed one of our best-loved bands, The Feelers and started on a journey writing and recording some of the greatest songs ever written in New Zealand. The Feelers are truly are a household name.
Along the way they have amassed some remarkable statistics, a quarter of a million albums sold, five multi platinum albums, five number one albums, seven number one singles, the largest selling NZ band ever signed by Warner Music NZ during their 48 year history, 5 NZ Music Awards, 3 APRA most played song of the year awards and more radio airplay than any other New Zealand artist or band since radio stats began in 1999.
The Feelers have gone from busking on street corners to becoming pioneers of the kiwi music industry, thanks largely to the song writing genius of James Reid.
The Feelers are promising one of their best live shows yet, “our set lists just keep getting longer and longer,” says Hamish. And fans can rest assured they will be revisiting all their biggest hits with a new found enthusiasm,
Supporting The Feelers on their 25th Anniversary Tour will be some of the finest new talent in the country, among them will be rising stars Dead Favours who recently played at Homegrown 2018, Rock The Park Auckland and are supporting Royal Blood on their NZ Tour. Curlys Jewels are also along for the ride, look out for their new single Sneaky.
Tickets: $45.00, additional fees may apply
1st September: Cable Bay Vineyards, An Evening with the NZ String Quartet
When: Saturday 1st September 2018 6pm sharpWhere: The Dining Room at Cable Bay, 12 Nick Johnstone Drive, Oneroa, Waiheke IslandNote: You are welcome to join us at the Verandah Wine Bar prior to enjoy a wine and the sunset before being seating in the Dining Room at 6pm
Join us for a memorable evening featuring the acclaimed New Zealand String Quartet playing a carefully-curated program of groundbreaking works that have changed the course of chamber music history.
Our Head Chef has put equal care into designing a stunning 3-course menu to complement the music of 3 great composers: Mozart, Beethoven and Debussy. You’ll be greeted on arrival with a complimentary glass of bubbles before settling in for an unforgettable experience of first-class dining paired with first-class music.
NZSQ cellist Rolf Gjelsten says: “We’re looking forward to sharing with you the genius and vision of these works as well as elucidating the qualities which make each work so remarkable”.
Our 2016 concert featuring the New Zealand String Quartet was a sell-out, so be sure to book well in advance to secure your place.
ProgrammeMozart: String Quartet No. 19 in C major, K. 465 (“Dissonance”)Beethoven: String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Op. 95Debussy: String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10Tickets$120 per person, includes concert + 3 course meal and complimentary glass of bubbles.Phone (09) 372 5889 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book.Reservations essential.
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
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.