The Waiheke Community Radio Trust established Waiheke Radio as a not-for-profit, community radio service for Waiheke Island in 2007. The service offers the facilities, advice, training and technical support for Waiheke residents to create and broadcast their own radio programmes and to provide radio that reflects the unique character and needs of the Waiheke community.

The goals of the Waiheke Community Radio Trust are to provide a not-for-profit community radio service that meets the needs of the Waiheke community and visitors in the following ways:

  • Promoting and reporting community group activities and local events
  • Waiheke event listings, community notices and cancellations
  • Timely information on local incidents and events
  • Broadcasting the marine weather forecast as a service to the local and visiting Maritime community
  • Emergency information in the case of power cuts or weather related isolation
  • Public service announcements and programmes in partnership with local groups
  • Tourist information
  • Recordings and performances by Waiheke musicians
  • Training and production assistance particularly for school students and youth groups
  • Working with local iwi in regard to tangata whenua radio needs and interests
  • Archiving an audio history of Waiheke Island
  • Providing internet broadcasts

Trustees: 

  • David Basham
  • Lynley Johnson
  • Thomas Layzell
  • Brent Simpson
  • Chris Walker

Waiheke Radio offers the facilities, advice, training and technical support for Waiheke residents to create and broadcast their own radio programmes and to provide radio that reflects the unique character and needs of the Waiheke community.