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100% Pure Waiheke is Waiheke Radio’s new online stream playing all Waiheke music, all the time. Whether it’s techno, blues, pop or choral music, if it’s by a Waiheke musician you’re likely to hear it on 100% Pure Waiheke. You’ll hear studio tracks, bedroom recordings and recordings of live shows. And if you’re a local […]

Waiheke Radio thanks the Waiheke Local Board who granted funds that made the construction of this website possible. Out intention in building this site was to make our rich archive of audio material easily accessible, searchable and shareable to the Waiheke community. On this site you will find the views, perspectives and interests of people […]

It’s NZ Music Month and Waiheke Radio would like to know your favourite kiwi records. Like Waiheke Radio on Facebook and post your favourite kiwi records on our Facebook page. You’ll go in the draw for a unique hand-screened RecordRabbit Record Tee (male/L) drawn on this month’s Counting The Beat show – all kiwi, all […]

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April 19, 2018

All of us at Waiheke Radio were very sad to hear that station DJ Stefan Clist has passed away. Stefan presented a show that was unique not only to Waiheke Radio but also the country, and possibly the world, Sails Whales and Whiskey. With his encyclopaedic knowledge of folk music and sea shanties Stefan promised […]

Waiheke Radio has a lot of history, and it’s more than frantic geeks rushing around, repairing antennas and puzzling over software. Over the years Waiheke Radio has built an impressive archive of audio material collected from the community over the years. Treasure in this trove includes: Live performances Candidate interviews when election time rolls round […]

In 2011 Waiheke Radio needed to find a new home. The studio we had occupied in the Artworks courtyard, a former gravel storage pit, was being demolished to make way for a new library. We were incredibly grateful when we were granted a lease on part of the building (we share tenancy with the Once […]

I don’t recall the exact date but it was 2008 and approaching dusk. A massive storm had hit the island. 80 knot winds, torrential rain, no power anywhere on the island. I get a call on my mobile – “The transmission pole has toppled!”. I’ve got a one year old baby and a four year […]

Labour weekend 2018 will mark the 10th anniversary of Waiheke Radio. Throughout late 2007 and 2008 a team of volunteers worked tirelessly to build the infrastructure for the station. Our first test broadcast went out on Fri 25th April 2008.

Almost 17 years ago I arrived on an island in the Hauraki Gulf called Waiheke, with a one year old daughter and de facto partner in tow determined to start a new lifestyle for all of us as a family. Needless to say all these years on there have been many adaptations of the scenario […]

Local Live has had to be cancelled tonight; instead we will play a recording done by Waiheke Radio of Feral Vessel Live at Malones. Tune in the last Saturday of September when the band will try again. Countrymike. This Saturday on Local Live we have local garage rockers Feral Vessel live in the studio. After a […]


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