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    ‘Bringing you the World’

    Your local Waiheke Travel Show including interviews with our local travellers, tips for travellers, regular ‘Landbased’ and ‘Cruise’ specials, competition giveaways and much more.

                1pm fortnightly starting Tuesday 14th February

    Thanks to our sponsors United Travel Waiheke Your local Travel experts. Phone them on 372 9606 or go to


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    Time is running out for locals to get correctly enrolled to vote in the Waiheke local board by-election to ensure voting papers get sent to them in the mail.

    The electoral rolls for the Waiheke local board by-election close on 15th March 2012.

    “Only those people who are correctly enrolled by the time the electoral roll has closed will get voting papers in the mail to vote in the Waiheke local board by-election,” says Anna Kulkarni, Registrar of Electors for the Auckland Central electorate.

    “To get your voting papers in the mail you need to be enrolled or have your details updated no later than15th March 2012.”

    Currently 5,819 of Auckland Central electors are enrolled to vote in the by-election.

    The by-election will elect the new Waiheke board member for the Auckland Council.

    “People can get an enrolment form by calling 0800 ENROL NOW (0800 36 76 56), by Freetexting their name and address to 3676, by requesting or downloading one from the elections website at or at any PostShop.”

    Anna says because the details of people who are on the unpublished roll are kept confidential, electors on this roll should contact Auckland Council Electoral Officer Dale Ofsoske at Auckland Council direct to get information on how to apply to cast a special vote.

    For more information contact:Anna Kulkarni
    Registrar of electors for Auckland Central Electorate.
    Phone :09-8202517

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    Green MP Denise Roche comes onto Waiheke Radios' Saturday Breakfast Show and talks ....being in Parliament, Prime Ministers questions, toilet paper, her new friend Taylor Swift and being a Media-darling.

    Green MP Denise Roche and Taylor Swift


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    Waiheke Radio is conducting interviews with each of the candidates standing in the local board byelection. All of these interviews and other coverage related to the byelection can be heard here. Remaining candidates will be interviewed and their interviews added as soon as possible. You can keep up to date with new interviews as they get posted by subcribing to our byelection RSS feed.

    UPDATE: We have now recorded and posted interviews from 5 of the 7 candidates standing in the Waiheke local board byelection. Allen Davies and Mary-Anne Benson-Cooper declined to be interviewed.

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    Counting The Beat, our all kiwi music show, returns to Waiheke Radio at 8pm on Sat 21st April to mark Record Store Day with an all vinyl show of New Zealand tunes. The show will feature the brand new record store day exclusive release of Toy Love live at the Gluepot, to be released that very day. For more info see

    Record Store Day radio show

    Download podcast (right click, save as)

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    Waiheke Library is presenting a series of local music performances on Saturdays throughout May to celebrate NZ Music Month. Waiheke Radio will be recording, broadcasting and podcasting these performances. The series includes a DJ set of rare and interesting kiwi records from Waiheke Radio\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s Counting The Beat host Chris Walker.

    Saturday 5 May, 11am: Radio Rebelde -- Pick up on the energy of this 8-piece band - playing Latin ska, cumbia reggae and salsamuffin.

    Saturday 5 May, 2pm - 3pm: The resurgence of vinyl -- Counting the beat - DJ Old Fart shares his love of NZ vinyl - a radio session live in the library!

    Saturday 12 May, 11am: The resurgence of vinyl -- Waiheke Radio DJs spin NZ vinyl

    Saturday 19 May, 11am: Waiheke High School Choirs -- Hear the beautiful voices that music teacher Sarah McNabb has developed & nurtured with her 4 choirs, each performing 2 songs.

    Saturday 26 May, 11am: Hooper -- Come listen to this newly formed band featuring Nikki Ngatai, Miles Gillett and others.


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    Waiheke Local Board Byelection final results

    Mary-Anne Benson-Cooper      198

    Allen Davies                                121

    Graham Hooper                         137

    Tracey Mancer                            217

    Suzanne McCann                       507

    Herb Romanuik                          457

    Paul Walden                              1154

    There was 1 informal vote and 7 blank votes returned.44.6% or 2,799 of the 6,276 electors had voted by the close of voting today.

    Listen in to Island Life on Saturday morning to hear the Opinionated Islanders Alan Knight and Alex Stone dissect the election campaign and results.

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    A couple of weeks ago, as part of Waiheke Library's NZ Music Month programme, Counting The Beat's Chris Walker DJed a set of rare and interesting kiwi vinyl in the library. A recording of the set will air on Waiheke Radio on Saturday 19 May at 8pm. Podcasts of the set and other Waiheke Library NZ Music Month performances are coming soon.

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    Seven-piece Latin ska band Radio Rebelde perfomed dancing ska covers from Argentinean band Fabulosos Cadillacs and French singer Manu Chao, among others at the Waiheke Library as part of New Zealand Music Month.

    Download Radio Rebelde Live at Waiheke Community Radio (29MB, MP3)

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  • 05/26/12--01:04: Hooper Live at Waiheke Radio
  • Waiheke Library's NZ Music Month performance series concluded with a great set from Hooper (Nikki Ngatai, Miles Gillett, Moik Brennan & Wilem Van der Plas) who switched to acoustic instruments for the intimate setting of the children's section of the library.

    Download podcast (right click, save as)

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    On Thursday 14 June the children from Karaka class at Waiheke Primary visited the station and recorded a very special edition of our show Island Life. They sang, asked questions and even broadcast the weather forecast. As well as broadcasting a show the children recorded station IDs that will be added to our regular programme. The visit was part of the children's unit of enquiry into how people are interconnected by organisations in our community.

    Download podcast (right click, save as)

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    The Live set of Elizabeth Wise starts at about 1 hour after a set of Memphis Classics

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    The Waiheke Budgeting Service Debate at Ostend Market, Saturday September 8. Michael Hurst, Alan Knight, Denise Roche, Jo Holmes, Shirin Brown, and Warwick Broadhead, adjudicated by Bruce Davis-Goff, debate the assertion that "Money is the barometer of a society's virtue" (Ayn Rand). 

    Pictured above: The two teams prepare before the debate (photos - Denise Roche)

    Download podcast (right click, save as)

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    El's away in Hobart this weekend so Lee Catlin from Auckland/Waiheke band These Automatic Changers will be co-hosting the Saturday Breakfast Show.

    Lee's one of these guys from a recent These Automatic Changers band photo-shoot. Pick one you like, that'll be the guy you're listening to on Saturday ;-)
    The Saturday Breakfast Show, Waiheke Radio 107.4 and 88.3fm.


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  • 11/12/12--19:43: Searching for Sugarman
  • Waiheke Radio Presents.. 'Searching for Sugarman' special screening @ the Waiheke Cinema on Fri 16th Nov 8pm

    This music documentary is one not to be missed! Singer, songwriter & poet; Rodriguez (from the mid 1970's) This is a documentary that explores the man, myth and legend whose ground-breaking album 'Cold Fact' released some 40 years ago - is brought back from obscurity. This year's 'Sundance Film Festival' award-winning Doco 'Searching for Sugarman' explores the story of two South Africans quest to answer some of those questions and bring his music to life!

    Rodriguez was renowned for his poignant lyrics and while the album flopped in his native USA, it was picked up by a bootleg album released in South Africa. It was actually the hey-day of the anti-apartied movement that rocketed his fame into the limelight.. In South Africa, he was bigger than Elvis.

    This is a story of today because I feel that his lyrics are timeless - the issues remain the same and the music has certainly carried it forward to the present.. as if it were yesterday.. 

    If you've ever wondered.. Check out this special screening 'Searching for Sugarman' at the Cinema this Friday 16th Nov @ 8pm.

    See you there!

    Official Website:

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    Waiheke Radio Fundraiser Tea Towels (NEW!) and Tee shirts. Get yours in time for Xmas or for any time. Tea Towels $15.00 from Island in Oneroa, Wonderfool pop up shop cnr Tui & Mako Sreets (open Sat & Sun only)  Ostend Markets (between now and xmas) or from

    T Shirts - all sizes $30.00 from Trevor (delivery free on Waiheke) - 0211 507177 or NZ Postage off Island - $5.00 

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    Waiheke Radio is proud to present their very own Neptune Theatre  On Air's latest season for Christmas 2012.

    At 7pm on Christmas Night tune in to a classic tale from Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol. Our version of Scrooge, played by Elider Seren as the miserly old humbug Scrooge.
    Then on Boxing Day, again at 7pm don't miss the premiere of the exciting Sherlock Holmes story the Musgrave Ritual a tale of murder, mystery and suspense. With the wonderful Alan Knight as Sherlock Holmes and Richard Collins as the faithful Watson.
    Both productions feature local talent with an all Waiheke Cast and were produced by Waiheke Radio's very own Elider Seren (from Mind Decoder and The Breakfast Show) and directed by Emma Bowyer-Warner (formerly of The Anything Arty Show and current Island Life host).
    Listen in if you can!!

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    A chance to hear again the artist talk from Regan recorded in the Pavilion at Matiatia on Waiheke Island 

    Regan Gentry, ‘Death Row – Rocky Bay Store’
    Regan Gentry gained a Bachelor in Fine Arts from Otago Polytechnic School of Art and is now based in Auckland. His practice typically depicts the relationship between people, their environment, and how this is acted out. He has received numerous awards and residencies and his work is represented in a myriad of public spaces and collections including Wellington Botanic Gardens; Connells Bay Sculpture Park, Waiheke Island; Southland Museum and Art Gallery; National Library Gallery of New Zealand and the James Wallace Trust.

    Click HERE to open audio player in a new window

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  • 02/09/13--01:49: Ross Goodwin
  • Earlier this week Ross Goodwin passed away. Ross was one of the pioneers of New Zealand radio. He was in on the ground floor in the lifting of restrictive state control and the move to innovative FM programmes. In 2009 Ross was interviewed on Waiheke  Radio by Jan Scott. You can hear that interview here.

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  • 02/12/13--19:53: World Radio Day

    Waiheke Radio, now in it's fifth year of production and broadcast of community radio is proud to mark World Radio Day, February 13. World Radio Day is an initiative of UNESCO.


    Radio is the mass media reaching the widest audience in the world. It is also recognized as a powerful communication tool and a low cost medium. Radio is specifically suited to reach remote communities and vulnerable people: the illiterate, the disabled, women, youth and the poor, while offering a platform to intervene in the public debate, irrespective of people’s educational level. Furthermore, radio has a strong and specific role in emergency communication and disaster relief.

    There is also a changing face to radio services which, in the present times of media convergence, are taking up new technological forms, such as broadband, mobiles and tablets. However, it is said that up to a billion people still do not have access to radio today.

    The objectives of the Day are to raise greater awareness among the public and the media of the importance of radio; to encourage decision makers to establish and provide access to information through radio; as well as to enhance networking and international cooperation among broadcasters.

    UNSECO World Radio Day website


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