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6 days ago

Christmas - pop over to Greytown and check it out!

The Team from Destination Wairarapa

Greytown is putting the sparkle into Winter 2020 - looking pretty with gorgeous shop windows, tasty menus and fun things to do as they host this new month long festival. Each evening at 5.15pm a light show plays on the lovely old buildings. This Friday and Saturday Martin Bosley and Pinocchio … View moreGreytown is putting the sparkle into Winter 2020 - looking pretty with gorgeous shop windows, tasty menus and fun things to do as they host this new month long festival. Each evening at 5.15pm a light show plays on the lovely old buildings. This Friday and Saturday Martin Bosley and Pinocchio Greytown present the Yellow Brick Road Oyster Saloon. From 5pm wrap up nice and cosy and order delicious, freshly shucked oysters under the warmth of the outdoor heaters.
Just one of the many Christmas treats.

13 days ago

Greytown's Festival of Christmas starts this weekend and runs through July!

The Team from Destination Wairarapa

Having a special celebration in July is something Greytown Village thought everyone would enjoy. And a mid-winter festival with lights, decorations and special events that emulate a Northern Hemisphere Christmas is perfect this year. Greytown’s first ever Festival of Christmas is a show of … View moreHaving a special celebration in July is something Greytown Village thought everyone would enjoy. And a mid-winter festival with lights, decorations and special events that emulate a Northern Hemisphere Christmas is perfect this year. Greytown’s first ever Festival of Christmas is a show of support for the town’s retail and hospitality businesses, as well as creating something wonderful for the Wellington region, a chance to celebrate togetherness. It might be the middle of winter, but the Christmas vibe will be very much alive with the town decorated in Christmas trim and fairy lights. Putting some sparkle into the school holidays this winter. See the light projection show and decorated windows.
Check out the special accommodation packages and restaurant menus are on offer, in-store promotions , and entertainment and street events for the weekends. Wrap up and make the most of the festive fun just an hour from Wellington.

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14 days ago

Greytown's spreading Festive cheer all through July with new Festival

The Team from Destination Wairarapa

Christmas is coming early to Greytown; and in even better news, it is going to stick around. Having a special celebration in July this year is something Greytown Village thought everyone would enjoy. And a mid-winter festival with lights, decorations and special events that emulate a Northern … View moreChristmas is coming early to Greytown; and in even better news, it is going to stick around. Having a special celebration in July this year is something Greytown Village thought everyone would enjoy. And a mid-winter festival with lights, decorations and special events that emulate a Northern Hemisphere Christmas is perfect.
Most Main Street businesses will light up their buildings with some putting on a special light show each evening. They'll be a giant Christmas Tree outside the Town Hall and beautiful window displays and wreaths and garlands adorning buildings. Will Santa show up in Greytown? You may see him for photos at the Santa Cave near the Town Hall on the weekends.Special accommodation packages and restaurant menus are being planned, in-store promotions will be in place across shops, and entertainment and street events for the weekends. Only an hour from Wellington - Christmas is just around the corner this year! Check out all the details of the festive family fun, decorated homes, lights, Christmas treats and menus, top shopping offers and much more on the website.

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27 days ago

Featherston Booktown - 3 great events June 27-28th

The Team from Destination Wairarapa

Featherston Booktown is back! Don't miss their “Words in Winter” a series of drawcard literary events from June through to August in Featherston.
First up is “Aotearoa New Zealand, We Need to Talk” featuring three award winning and provocative writers held over the weekend of 27- 28 … View more
Featherston Booktown is back! Don't miss their “Words in Winter” a series of drawcard literary events from June through to August in Featherston.
First up is “Aotearoa New Zealand, We Need to Talk” featuring three award winning and provocative writers held over the weekend of 27- 28 June 2020.

- Sarah Gaitanos and Linda Clark on Shirley Smith: An Examined Life The Kiwi Hall, 62 Bell Street, Featherston Saturday 27 June 2pm Sarah Gaitanos and Linda Clark explore Sarah’s recently released biography of Shirley Smith: An Examined Life

- Alan Duff – A Conversation with my Country The Kiwi Hall, 62 Bell Street, Featherston Saturday 27 June 4pm Alan Duff in a hard-hitting conversation with Featherston Booktown Chair, Peter Biggs about Aotearoa New Zealand as Alan sees it, thirty years on from when his first book Once Were Warriors was published

- Becky Manawatu – The magic of Auē. The Kiwi Hall, 62 Bell Street, Featherston Sunday 28 June at 11am Winner of the Jann Medlicott Acorn Prize for Fiction at this year’s Ockham New Zealand Book Awards, Becky Manawatu, will be in conversation with her publisher, Mary McCallum, of Makaro Press, discussing why Becky’s prize-winning book (her first book), Auē, has been so successful.

Tickets from either the Masterton or Martinborough i-SITEs or on Eventfinda $20 plus ticketing costs.

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136 days ago

Martinborough Fair is next Saturday 7 March

The Team from Destination Wairarapa

Head to the Wairarapa next Saturday (7th) for the biggest ever Martinborough Fair - there'll be 535 stalls! Then combine that with a browse around Greytown.. The Fair is a must-do Wairarapa event, it's not far ...and with sensational weather in the Wairarapa it's a good summer … View moreHead to the Wairarapa next Saturday (7th) for the biggest ever Martinborough Fair - there'll be 535 stalls! Then combine that with a browse around Greytown.. The Fair is a must-do Wairarapa event, it's not far ...and with sensational weather in the Wairarapa it's a good summer day out.

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155 days ago

Rare chance to see Fernside Garden - open to view at Tauherenikau

The Team from Destination Wairarapa

The spectacular and historic garden at Fernside, on SH2 near Featherston will be open on 15 & 16 February 2020 from 10am till 4pm. This is a rare opportunity to visit these beautiful gardens of national significance. The magnificent house is set at the end of a tree-lined avenue, in acres of … View moreThe spectacular and historic garden at Fernside, on SH2 near Featherston will be open on 15 & 16 February 2020 from 10am till 4pm. This is a rare opportunity to visit these beautiful gardens of national significance. The magnificent house is set at the end of a tree-lined avenue, in acres of landscaped gardens. Wander your way through the Scented Walkway, the Oak Cathedral, passing the Sound Shell to the stunning lake area which played a starring role as Lothlorien in Peter Jackson’s first Lord of Rings film. The gardens have been developed over the years in an English Arts and Crafts style, with the touches of European and Japanese water gardens and Australian and New Zealand natives interspersed. Tickets available at Eventfinder.

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162 days ago

Make a quick Waitangi Weekend getaway to the Wairarapa

The Team from Destination Wairarapa

Had your big summer holiday? If you want a quick getaway for Waitangi Day/weekend then shoot over to the Wairarapa - heaps on including country racing at Tauherenikau. Find out more here

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167 days ago

Biggest ever Martinborough Fair on this Saturday

The Team from Destination Wairarapa

Head to the Wairarapa this Saturday for the biggest ever Martinborough Fair - they'll be 535 stalls! Combine that with a stroll around Greytown and that's a great retail day out. Weather looking fabulous.

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173 days ago

Wairarapa Country Music Festival on this weekend

The Team from Destination Wairarapa

For first time the prestige classic car rally, Cruise Martinborough, will be on site at Tauherenikau Race Course this Saturday afternoon (Jan 25) from 1:30pm to 5:30pm. See hundreds of classic and muscle cars while enjoying the afternoon show. Your $40 ticket gets you this plus the main event - the… View moreFor first time the prestige classic car rally, Cruise Martinborough, will be on site at Tauherenikau Race Course this Saturday afternoon (Jan 25) from 1:30pm to 5:30pm. See hundreds of classic and muscle cars while enjoying the afternoon show. Your $40 ticket gets you this plus the main event - the SATURDAY NIGHT SPECTACULAR with main act The Warratahs on at 8.30pm. Other performers are
plus Melissa and the Doctor, Dust and Gold,Jackie Bristow,Ainslie Allen and Bevan Gardiner and James Davy
Gate sales available and weather looking brilliant!

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252 days ago

Pukaha Wairarapa Garden Tour is on this weekend...

The Team from Destination Wairarapa

After this burst of gorgeous weather Wairarapa gardens are looking wonderful. Something for everyone from grand country estates to delightful cottage gardens. There will be plenty to see and buy at the Rathkeale Christmas Fete and ConArt too. Get your ticket now!

265 days ago

Labour Weekend Sunday 27th - Community Open Day at Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre

The Team from Destination Wairarapa

Coming to the Wairarapa this long weekend? Come along to the Community Open Day on Sunday (10am till 4pm entry by koha) - Pūkaha Rangers will give free guided tours and talks and local iwi, Rangitāne o Wairarapa, will hold carving and weaving demonstrations. There'll be heaps of kid's … View moreComing to the Wairarapa this long weekend? Come along to the Community Open Day on Sunday (10am till 4pm entry by koha) - Pūkaha Rangers will give free guided tours and talks and local iwi, Rangitāne o Wairarapa, will hold carving and weaving demonstrations. There'll be heaps of kid's activities running such as rock painting, kiwi art making, seed bomb making to attract insects, mini insect hotel making to re-home garden insects, plus field talks on subjects such as “which eggs belong to which birds?”. Specialist storytellers will read to children and tell stories about native wildlife.
What a neat day at a neat place - Pūkaha is just 20 minutes north of Masterton. Come and join the fun.

266 days ago

Free family fun in Wairarapa Labour Weekend Saturday!

The Team from Destination Wairarapa

Check out the Block Party, on Saturday of Labour Day weekend.
Music, painting, photography, pottery, poetry, kids art, street printing, books, tours, food, films...
25+ free things to do in the CBD of Masterton - take a walk around the block and experience the neighbourhood Masterton Arts Quarter,… View more
Check out the Block Party, on Saturday of Labour Day weekend.
Music, painting, photography, pottery, poetry, kids art, street printing, books, tours, food, films...
25+ free things to do in the CBD of Masterton - take a walk around the block and experience the neighbourhood Masterton Arts Quarter, Library Square, and beautiful Queen Elizabeth Park.
Some of the highlights:
-Free collection tour at Aratoi 11am (book: info@aratoi.co.nz)
-Free kids art activity and live music at ConArt
-Free Kaouau flute making at King Street Artworks
-Free pottery workshop at 1pm at Te Patukituki (Te Pa)
-Free star constellation activity at Aratoi
-Free tree tours of QE Park, meet at 11am or 1pm, Hosking Fountain
-Free music making with Connecting Music in QE Park
-Photo-Swap near King Street Artworks
-Live character Manukura from Pukaha will roam about
-Free entry & free shearing demonstrations at The Wool Shed
-Spinning and weaving and knitbombing
-Free inflatables and games at Trust House Recreation Centre
-Street printmaking - from manhole covers - near the Library
-Live Poetry in Library Square
and more!!

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284 days ago

Wairarapa, a great spot for School Holidays

Destination Wairarapa

School Holidays are kicking off with a bang here in the Wairarapa! The perfect place to be with lots on, take a look.

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285 days ago

Don't miss the launch of Star Field Martinborough

Destination Wairarapa

Head along and check out Star Field for their launch on Fri 18, Sat 19 & Sun 20 October!
Star Field offers star gazing under Martinborough’s first premium dark sky, with experienced astronomy and telescope guides escorting you around our starry heavens. Go on a journey through space - see … View more
Head along and check out Star Field for their launch on Fri 18, Sat 19 & Sun 20 October!
Star Field offers star gazing under Martinborough’s first premium dark sky, with experienced astronomy and telescope guides escorting you around our starry heavens. Go on a journey through space - see exploding stars, galaxies and globular star clusters!

Launch dates are Fri 18, Sat 19 & Sun 20 October from 9pm - 11pm. Bookings essential.

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294 days ago

Toast Martinborough - tickets on sale

Destination Wairarapa

Toast Martinborough, a brilliant day full of Martinborough wine, top notch food and live music! Tickets always sell quickly so don't miss out.

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