Waiheke Spirit Children's Charitable Trust

The Spirit of Waiheke Book


The Spirit of Waiheke: Ode to an Island


We asked local artists, musicians, winemakers, chefs, restaurateurs, historians, kaumātua and more why they are so proud to call this unique island in Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf home.

What results is a loving homage to the island by well-known residents, including John Hawkesby, Andrew Glenn, Dr Selina Tusitala Marsh, Denis O’Connor, Graeme Revell, Amanda Linnell, Clare Dunleavy and Lady Jennie Fenwick, with stunning images by Waiheke photographer Peter Rees that capture the island’s spirit, as well as recipes from restaurateurs and locals.

The proceeds from The Spirit of Waiheke will go towards supporting children’s programmes and events on Waiheke Island. The Waiheke Spirit Children’s Charitable Trust, proudly managed by Perpetual Guardian Foundation, will help children on the island who do not have the means required to learn to swim, dance, to become a Sea Scout, play an instrument and many more important life skills so they can reach their full potential and fulfill their dreams.

 For more information go to www.thewaihekespirit.com

WRITERS: George Kahi, John Hawkesby, Chris Bailey, Paul Monin, Clare Dunleavy, Andrew Glenn, Anthony McNamara, Roanne Izzard Parker, Denis O’Connor, Anton Forde, Gabriella Lewenz, Graeme Revell, Kashmir Postel, Rosie Walford, Paora Toi-Te-Rangiuaia, Judy Davis, Maikara Ropata, Matariki Roche, Nick Saunders, Sue Fitchett, Tony King-Turner, Greg Treadwell, Lady Jennie and Izzy Fenwick, Sarah Gloyer, Carol Bucknell, Michael Maahs, Nalayini and Gareth Davies, Tanya Batt, Amanda Linnell, Selina Tusitala Marsh.

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