Author: Chris

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Waiheke Radio is looking for new contributors and rather than throw people in at the deep end we are running a training course to get people started. We’re running a six week course running on Wednesday evenings, starting on the 28th July. Topics covered will include technical and production aspects of making radio programmes such […]

Local band Levitating Cats will play live on Waiheke Radio on Wednesday 7 July. Levitating Cats all instrumental set is based around guitarist and songwriter Paul Haines’ rock riffs backed by accomplished rhythm section Greg Minter and Manuel Kahura. Tune in for the live set at around 8.30pm Wed July 7

Chris is captaining the ship this week – with guests Herb Romaniuk on Matiatia parking plans, Opinionated Islanders Alan Knight and Alex Stone, teens travelling to Uganda with Emily McDonald, and Fire Chief Ron Leonard

Following a review of Low Power FM broadcasting regulations some Waiheke radio stations have changed frequencies this week. Waiheke Radio stays on our existing frequencies, 88.3 and 107.4fm while Onetangi radio station Splash FM now broadcasts on 87.6fm and 107fm in Ostend, while Waiheke Wireless, operated by the Lazy Lounge in Oneroa, has shifted to […]

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June 20, 2010

Waiheke Radio likes to support local causes, so when Mitch Mullooly came on Island Life to explain the mid-winter dip was a fundraiser for a new ambulance for the island, we had to take the plunge. Since I interviewed Mitch I was the one who drew the short straw. And one of the conditions of […]

This Saturday on Island Life Chris Walker will talk to Community Board chair Tony Sears abour civil defence and Artworks leases and discuss Early Childhood Education budget cuts with Waiheke Community Childcare Centre head teacher Ute Hoffmann. There will also be regular contributors Rebecca Armstrong from Waiheke Coastguard, Roslaie Hennagen from Waiheke Library and the […]

UPDATE: Monday Story Festival events will go ahead at Whakanewha Regional park as planned. It was a dark and stormy night  . . . Well, actually, a dark and stormy Sunday morning. Waiheke Radio is proud to be involved in the Once Upon an Island Festival of Story childrens’ story event Artworks with Story. Despite […]

On Sunday 16th May 2010 Bellbirds, or Korimako, a rare native New Zealand bird species, were released in Whakanewha Regional Park on Waiheke Island. Waiheke Radio was there to record the event. The programme includes interviews with Park Ranger Andy Spence, Auckland Regional Council chairperson Mike Lee and volunteer John Smeed, a recording of the […]

The latest from Mike Lee on the bellbirds is that one out of 200 bellbirds had a bit of a bug but all are well now. There will be 100 bellbirds released on Waiheke this coming Sunday, 16th May – 50 at Whakanewha and 50 at Fenwick Reserve. The Whakanewha release is a public event […]

The planned release of bellbirds on Waiheke on Sunday 9th May has been postponed. The birds, along with those to be released on Motutapu and Tiritiri Matangi,  are being treated for a pathogen and will be kept in captivity until they have regained strength. Waiheke Radio spoke to ARC chairperson Mike Lee, who has worked […]


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