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37 days ago

WINGS OVER WAIRARAPA 2021 - Early Bird tickets NOW ON SALE!

The Team from Destination Wairarapa

Wings Over Wairarapa Air Festival is being held on 26-28 February 2021 at Hood Aerodrome, Masterton – limited Early Bird tickets are on sale now - UNTIL 30 NOVEMBER OR UNTIL SOLD OUT.

Wings is an extravaganza of aerial action over three days. You will see over 70 aircraft including vintage, … View more
Wings Over Wairarapa Air Festival is being held on 26-28 February 2021 at Hood Aerodrome, Masterton – limited Early Bird tickets are on sale now - UNTIL 30 NOVEMBER OR UNTIL SOLD OUT.

Wings is an extravaganza of aerial action over three days. You will see over 70 aircraft including vintage, military, jets, helicopters, aerobatic displays, skydiving and much more!

In addition to the spectacular flying programme there are fantastic ground displays and activities for small and big kids alike.

The Vintage Aviator aircraft collection based at Hood Aerodrome in Masterton is the largest flying collection of WWI aircraft in the world. Many of these aircraft can only be seen at Hood Aerodrome. This collection will feature prominently in the flying programme and on the ground displays.

Coach transfers from both Wellington and Palmerston North will take you straight into the heart of the airfield so you'll be quickly and easily right in the action. You can book this with your air show ticket. Check out www.wings.org.nz...... for more info and tickets.

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45 days ago

NEW GARDEN PARTY added to Pūkaha Wairarapa Garden Tour 7-8 November

The Team from Destination Wairarapa

The 2020 Pūkaha Wairarapa Garden Tour is on 7-8 November.- This is a top weekend for garden lovers and now JUST ANNOUNCED is a NEW addition to that weekend:
Rose & Smith at Tauherenikau presents The Pūkaha Garden Party. This is being held on Sunday, 8 November 3:30om - 7pm. Head to Rose &… View more
The 2020 Pūkaha Wairarapa Garden Tour is on 7-8 November.- This is a top weekend for garden lovers and now JUST ANNOUNCED is a NEW addition to that weekend:
Rose & Smith at Tauherenikau presents The Pūkaha Garden Party. This is being held on Sunday, 8 November 3:30om - 7pm. Head to Rose & Smith at Tauherenikau after your day on the Pūkaha Garden Tour, or if you are simply looking for a lovely afternoon treat on the Rose & Smith Lawn.

Ticket are $40 and include Antipasto, Lighthouse G&T and Matahiwi Blanc De Blanc. Nature inspired treats will be on offer to purchase from local makers and growers and there'll be live entertainment. Buy your ticket for the Rose & Smith Garden Party here. www.eventbrite.co.nz...

Here's all about the Pūkaha Wairarapa Garden Tour:

The 2020 tour showcases gardens in South Wairarapa – taking in the towns of Featherston, Martinborough, Greytown, Carterton and Gladstone. Your ticket provides entry into more than a dozen private gardens: Six of the gardens are new to Pūkaha’s Wairarapa Garden Tour. Several of these have never opened to the public before.
The 2020 tour will showcase rural native plantings, flourishing edibles, smart designs for urban spaces, flowers galore, sustainable gardens, subtropical delights plus mighty remnant regenerating forests.

- Gardens open from 9.30am-4.30pm each day. -• The tour is self-drive – set your own route: pick and choose your gardens according to what tickles your gardening fancy.
• Tickets and info available online wairarapagardentour.co.nz...

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58 days ago

Martin Bosley in conversation with Monique Fiso Greytown this Sunday

The Team from Destination Wairarapa

Come to Greytown for this Yarns in Barns festival event this Sunday and hear Chef Monique Fiso In conversation with celebrated chef and Cuisine columnist, Martin Bosley. Monique is a modern-day food warrior, taking Māori cuisine to the world and breathing new life into the ancient knowledge of … View moreCome to Greytown for this Yarns in Barns festival event this Sunday and hear Chef Monique Fiso In conversation with celebrated chef and Cuisine columnist, Martin Bosley. Monique is a modern-day food warrior, taking Māori cuisine to the world and breathing new life into the ancient knowledge of foraging and kai Māori through her award-winning restaurant and new book Hiakai. A rare opportunity to hear her. BOOK YOUR TICKET NOW - limited numbers remain

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59 days ago

Yarns in Barns Wairarapa literary festival - starts FRIDAY

The Team from Destination Wairarapa

Yarns in Barns: Wairarapa Festival of Reading kicks off this Friday 9th October! Don't miss a terrific line up of authors including Monique Fiso, Stacy Gregg, Dr Hinemoa Elder, Jim Bolger and Rose Carlyle and many more ! Take a look and make a plan to head to to the Wairarapa.

104 days ago

Yarns in Barns Wairarapa literary festival - on sale now

The Team from Destination Wairarapa

Held in small venues across the Wairarapa Yarns in Barns is a gem, a literary festival with a rural twist. 8th–18th October 2020
. Catch Monique Fiso in conversation with Martin Bosley, Jim Bolger, a Yarn in the Barn with Dog Zen author Mark Vette and Poems on the Vine at Gladstone
Vineyard … View more
Held in small venues across the Wairarapa Yarns in Barns is a gem, a literary festival with a rural twist. 8th–18th October 2020
. Catch Monique Fiso in conversation with Martin Bosley, Jim Bolger, a Yarn in the Barn with Dog Zen author Mark Vette and Poems on the Vine at Gladstone
Vineyard and MORE. Check out the programme and remember with events in small venues don't linger, get your tickets now.

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140 days ago

Greytown's Festival of Sparkle....whoops...Christmas continues!

The Team from Destination Wairarapa

Looking for a good winter day out this weekend? The Greytown Festival of Christmas is really putting on it's sparkle this weekend: there's a new light projection show to see on the the colonial buildings as soon as it's dark and Martin Bosley's Yellow Brick Road Oyster Saloon … View moreLooking for a good winter day out this weekend? The Greytown Festival of Christmas is really putting on it's sparkle this weekend: there's a new light projection show to see on the the colonial buildings as soon as it's dark and Martin Bosley's Yellow Brick Road Oyster Saloon pops up outside Pinnochio on Friday and Saturday evening from 5pm. The Christmas Market in the Town Hall
on Saturday from 10am till 3pm offers olive oils, plants, honey, arts and crafts, soaps, jewellery, beauty products, wooden handmade bowls and all sorts of other locally made products. With free parking and beautiful decorations and store window displays it's the boost we all need this winter. Come and see for yourself.

148 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.

155 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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156 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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170 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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278 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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297 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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304 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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309 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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315 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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