WAIHEKE ISAND, Hauraki Gulf - AUCKLAND
WAIHEKE ISLAND is an island in the Hauraki Gulf of New Zealand, located about 17.7 km (11.0 miles) from Auckland
The island is the second-largest in the Hauraki Gulf after Great Barrier Island. It is the most populated, with nearly 8,000 permanent residents plus another estimated 3,400 who have second or holiday homes on the island.
It is New Zealand's most densely populated island, with 83.58 people/km, and the third most populated after the North and South Island. It is the most accessible offshore island in the Gulf, due to regular passenger and car ferry services and some air links.
Waiheke has several locations of interest to geologists, namely an argillite outcrop in Omiha Bay and a chert stack at the end of Pohutukawa Point, the latter considered as "one of the best exposures of folded chert in Auckland City
the HISTORY of WAIHEKE (with old & new photos and a short video)
... First settled in 12000AD, Waiheke Island was home to the Maru iwi until centuries later when Toi claimed the Island.
During the 1820s the famous Hongi Heke killed most of the inhabitants in a big battle at Onetangi beach. Unsurprisingly, Onetangi means weeping sands and the name Weeping Sands is now the brand name of one of Waihekes great wines.
search through the links on the following categories at
Clean Stream Waiheke Ltd
Gordon F. Ingram
Horace Stanley Collier
Man O' War Bay
Rocky Bay Store
Sea Bee Air
Te Huruhi Block
Te Matuku Bay
The Beach FM
The loop road
Waiheke Fun Map
Waiheke Island Historic Village
Waiheke Island Historical Society Inc
Waiheke Pioneer Cemetery
Waiheke Volunteer Fire Brigade
As at MAY 2011 there were approximately 1080 burials at Onetangi, Waiheke Island:
The BURIALS at ONETANGI Waiheke Island