Waiheke Radio Broadcasts the Onetangi Beach Races
Written by brent on February 25, 2010
The Onetangi Beach Races started on Waiheke over 100 years ago. In 1924 local authorities stopped the races because they decided the people of the time were gambling too much money! Revived in 1983 by Keith Haub, the owner of the then McGinty’s pub in Onetangi – named after his champion racehorse – it again became a huge event on the island. Today the races are organised by the Rotary Club of Waiheke and is a fundraising promotion for charity while providing a free, family, fun day for locals and visitors alike.
Waiheke Radio will be broadcasting live from Onetangi Beach this Sunday the 28th so if you can’t make it down to the event listen in for all the action and interviews with locals on the beach. Or, if you are coming down stop by and have a chat with us.