Author: Chris

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 […]

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.

Waiheke Local Board candidate Cath handley interviewed by Chris Walker on Sun 4 Sept

Waiheke Radio will be giving extensive coverage to the 2016 Local Board Election. We have invited all 12 candidates vying for the 5 positions on the Waiheke Local Board to record candidates statements. We will follow this up with interviews with individual candidates and then a candidates meeting, All of our coverage can be accessed […]

For NZ Music Month this May Waiheke library is hosting a number of live events in the Artworks Courtyard and in the library itself.   On Sat 7th  The Royal Fortune will perform live in the courtyard from 2-3 pm introducing a number of our country’s best traditional songs and explaining the rich history behind […]


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