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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 […]

Rogers Water – The Wall Live is more than a concert movie, it’s also a documentary featuring Waters exploring and discussing the background to the writing of this classic album. The movie is to be screened in a limited number of cinemas around the world, once only! Waiheke Radio, in conjunction with Waiheke Community Cinema, […]

  Counting The Beat radio show 14 March 2015 by Counting The Beat on Mixcloud Download podcast   Playlist: Opossom – Blue Meanies, Electric Hawaii (Fire Records) Popstrangers – Rats In The Palm Trees (Carpark Records) Yumi Zouma – Song For Zoe & Gwen, EP II (Cascine Records) Princess Chelsea – Goodnight Little Robot Child […]

Counting The Beat radio show 21 Feb 2015 by Counting The Beat on Mixcloud Download podcast Playlist: Mark DeClive-Lowe – The Processional, Church (Mashibeats) Dictaphone Blues – Her Heart Breaks Like A Wave, Mufti Day (Banished From The Universe) The Chills – Wet Blanket, BBC Sessions (Fire Records) Robert Scott – Lights Are Low, The […]


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