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14 hours ago

Spring Fling at Le Grá Vineyard Sunday 27th

Masterton & Martinborough i-SITE Visitor Centres

Have you been to Le Grá Vineyard in the L:oppline at Opaki? They're hosting a Sping Fling - meet Wairarapa’s wonderful producers at this fun family-friendly event at their winery near Masterton.Meet local producers of wines, meats, flowers, cheese, berries, olive oil, kombucha, coffee … View moreHave you been to Le Grá Vineyard in the L:oppline at Opaki? They're hosting a Sping Fling - meet Wairarapa’s wonderful producers at this fun family-friendly event at their winery near Masterton.Meet local producers of wines, meats, flowers, cheese, berries, olive oil, kombucha, coffee and more. Sample their wares and celebrate all things wonderful in northern Wairarapa.

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5 days ago

Great SPRING FAMILY FUN at Cobblestones

Masterton & Martinborough i-SITE Visitor Centres

Mark your calendar for the middle weekend of the School Holidays - for the Family Fun Farm Day
at Cobblestones Greytown. Sat 3rd October.
History comes alive: see the baby animals and learn how the early settlers celebrated spring. If you have friends or family coming from wellington this is a … View more
Mark your calendar for the middle weekend of the School Holidays - for the Family Fun Farm Day
at Cobblestones Greytown. Sat 3rd October.
History comes alive: see the baby animals and learn how the early settlers celebrated spring. If you have friends or family coming from wellington this is a neat opportunity to get up close to baby farm animals in lambs, chickens and more. Buy beautiful local spring flowers and Victorian style posies. Try out the old-fashioned games: stilts, skipping and more .Check out the pioneer crafts: knitting, peg dolls. Try your hand at milking our model cow, make a mini sheep, try out the washing with our pioneer washer women.
Lucky dip and fire engine rides. Delicious Devonshire teas and BBQ sausages. Coffee tea and lots of other yummy food.
Open from 10am until 4pm Activities 11am until 3pm (Entry by donation).

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11 days ago

The Big Wai Art Sale ON NOW and this WEEKEND

Masterton & Martinborough i-SITE Visitor Centres

This giant cash and carry art sale is on at the Carterton Event Centre over thee days (this weekend Fri 11th-Sun 13th).
Over 1,500 beautiful artworks with 80 exhibiting artists from the Wairarapa and the lower North Island. We saw the work being installed yesterday ...it's stunning. … View more
This giant cash and carry art sale is on at the Carterton Event Centre over thee days (this weekend Fri 11th-Sun 13th).
Over 1,500 beautiful artworks with 80 exhibiting artists from the Wairarapa and the lower North Island. We saw the work being installed yesterday ...it's stunning. don't miss it. We reckon it's going to be hard not to find something special to purchase! ONLY THREE DAYS each day 9am-5pm.

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17 days ago

A busy Spring is ahead for the Wairarapa

Masterton & Martinborough i-SITE Visitor Centres

As we all keep on moving forward it's great to have warmer days and sun. School holidays are on their way and so are a wide variety of things to do in the coming months. Check out this handy list and be sure to invite your friends and family from our neighbouring regions to come and visit us … View moreAs we all keep on moving forward it's great to have warmer days and sun. School holidays are on their way and so are a wide variety of things to do in the coming months. Check out this handy list and be sure to invite your friends and family from our neighbouring regions to come and visit us here is their other backyard.

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20 days ago
26 days ago

Love the Sixties? Join in the spirit with Kokomai

Masterton & Martinborough i-SITE Visitor Centres

Michael Cooper’s photographs of the iconic artists of the sixties – The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Warhol, Hockney and Twiggy – provide the perfect backdrop for Kokomai Creative Festival’s fundraiser . Indulge in the music, food and dress of the era and party the night away, 60s … View moreMichael Cooper’s photographs of the iconic artists of the sixties – The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Warhol, Hockney and Twiggy – provide the perfect backdrop for Kokomai Creative Festival’s fundraiser . Indulge in the music, food and dress of the era and party the night away, 60s style!.The Spirit of the 60s: Kokomai Gala Fundraiser Party. 7pm Saturday 12 September at Aratoi. Tickets $50
BOOK NOW.
Michael Cooper was at the epic centre of the Sixties, a Vogue fashion photographer who lived and partied with Keith Richards and captured on camera a who’s who of the times - the creative, the rich and the famous. The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Marianne Faithfull, Andy Warhol and John Paul Getty to name a few of his friends that he photographed.

Publisher David Hedley, owner of the photographic collection, which was first exhibited in 1990 at Carly Simon’s River Run Gallery in New York, will share the epic story of Michael Cooper and how the associated book and exhibition came to be.

26 days ago

Doubtful Sounds choir here next weekend - 3 performances

Masterton & Martinborough i-SITE Visitor Centres

Wellington's funkiest little choir, The Doubtful Sounds, is blowing into Wairarapa: The Doubtfuls, which specialises in pop songs with a classical twist, will perform three gigs in September, in Martinborough, Masterton and Stonehenge Aotearoa.
(all shows set up for L2 arrangements) … View more
Wellington's funkiest little choir, The Doubtful Sounds, is blowing into Wairarapa: The Doubtfuls, which specialises in pop songs with a classical twist, will perform three gigs in September, in Martinborough, Masterton and Stonehenge Aotearoa.
(all shows set up for L2 arrangements) You'll hear everything from Sam Cooke standards, through to Elton John classics, along with more recent hits from Radiohead, Elbow, Shaed, and New Zealand's own Aldous Harding.

As well as shows in Martinborough and Masterton at Aratoi, the choir will test the unique acoustic of Stonehenge Aotearoa, with a special gig under the stars, starting at 7pm on Saturday night.

Martinborough Hall; Saturday Sept 5th, 2pm
Stonehenge Aotearoa; Sat Sept 5th, 7pm (Under the Milky Way)
Aratoi Gallery, Masterton, Sunday, Sept 6th, 2pm.
Tickets $20 adults $10 concession

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31 days ago

Yarns in Barns - get your tickets now!

Masterton & Martinborough i-SITE Visitor Centres

Have you seen the wide variety ofevents and authors coming for Yarns in Barns? Held every two years this region wide events is a Wairarapa gem - see the programme and get your tickets from the MAsterton or Martinborough i-SITE Visitor Centres

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42 days ago

Booktown 'Words in Winter' continues August 22nd

Masterton & Martinborough i-SITE Visitor Centres

Featherston Booktown’s August events celebrate poetry in many forms. On Saturday, 22 August, Featherston will be busy and buzzing with spoken and written word events.
‘A Poet’s Life’ features a stellar line up of four cutting-edge Wellington poets and
‘Dead People I Have Known’ with … View more
Featherston Booktown’s August events celebrate poetry in many forms. On Saturday, 22 August, Featherston will be busy and buzzing with spoken and written word events.
‘A Poet’s Life’ features a stellar line up of four cutting-edge Wellington poets and
‘Dead People I Have Known’ with Shayne Carter – the cult pioneer of the 1980’s Dunedin sound, New Zealand Music Hall of Fame, author and winner of Ockham New Zealand Book Awards talks with poet and journalist, Richard Langston.
Tickets are just $2-0 for each event - get ours at the Masterton or Martinborough i-SITEs or online

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45 days ago

THE BOSS - Springsteen Tribute Band next Saturday Carterton Events Centre

Masterton & Martinborough i-SITE Visitor Centres

Don't miss this nine piece band playing the very best of Bruce Springsteen's great repertoire. Four years in the making, 'The Boss' is a 3-hour world-class show featuring the entire 'Born In The USA' album PLUS more than twenty of The Boss's greatest hits. get … View moreDon't miss this nine piece band playing the very best of Bruce Springsteen's great repertoire. Four years in the making, 'The Boss' is a 3-hour world-class show featuring the entire 'Born In The USA' album PLUS more than twenty of The Boss's greatest hits. get your tickets now from the Masterton or Martinborough i-SITEs.

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46 days ago

Pūkaha Wairarapa Garden Tour tickets on sale now!

Masterton & Martinborough i-SITE Visitor Centres

A highlight of spring in the region is the Wairarapa Garden tour - this year celebrates the garden tour’s 10th anniversary. The 2020 tour showcases gardens in South Wairarapa – taking in Featherston, Martinborough, Greytown, Carterton and Gladstone.
Your ticket provides entry into more than a… View more
A highlight of spring in the region is the Wairarapa Garden tour - this year celebrates the garden tour’s 10th anniversary. The 2020 tour showcases gardens in South Wairarapa – taking in Featherston, Martinborough, Greytown, Carterton and Gladstone.
Your ticket provides entry into more than a dozen private gardens: six of these are new to Pūkaha’s Wairarapa Garden Tour - make sure you're there to discover them. Get your ticket from the Masterton or Martinborough i-SITE .

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67 days ago

Have you joined in fun of the Greytown Festival of Christmas?

Masterton & Martinborough i-SITE Visitor Centres

There's plenty of festival fun this weekend with a Greytown Christmas Market in the Town Hall
on Saturday from 10am till 3pm. Stock up on olive oils, plants, honey, arts and crafts, soaps, jewellery, beauty products, wooden handmade bowls and all sorts of other locally made products. 31 stall… View more
There's plenty of festival fun this weekend with a Greytown Christmas Market in the Town Hall
on Saturday from 10am till 3pm. Stock up on olive oils, plants, honey, arts and crafts, soaps, jewellery, beauty products, wooden handmade bowls and all sorts of other locally made products. 31 stall holders will be there. Meanwhile at Cobblestones there's a family fun day on with games and activities to join in. Martin Bosley's Yellow Brick Road Oyster Saloon pops up outside Pinnochio on Friday and Saturday evenings from 5pm and there's a whole new light projection show to see on the colonial buildings as soon as it's dark. It's really putting a sparkle into this winter. Come and see it!

76 days ago

Have you see the decorations in Greytown for The Festival of Christmas

Masterton & Martinborough i-SITE Visitor Centres

It's neat to see lots of visitors and locals enjoying the decorated buildings and shop windows and the light shows in Greytown. Each night at 5.15pm the light shows start on four of the lovely old buildings. Cobblestones have fun crafts and games on each Saturday, there are street performers, … View moreIt's neat to see lots of visitors and locals enjoying the decorated buildings and shop windows and the light shows in Greytown. Each night at 5.15pm the light shows start on four of the lovely old buildings. Cobblestones have fun crafts and games on each Saturday, there are street performers, a treasure hunt along the Main St and yummy Christmas food on offer too. Check out the website for the full programme.

82 days ago

One night Remutaka Hill Road closure 12 July

Masterton & Martinborough i-SITE Visitor Centres

A reminder that State Highway 2 over the Remutaka Hill will be closed for one night only from 9pm Sunday 12 July to 4am Monday 13 July in order for road crews to safely undertake essential maintenance and slip prevention works.

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83 days ago

Winter Words continue with Featherston Booktown

Masterton & Martinborough i-SITE Visitor Centres

There';s more to look forward to this month with these Booktown events:
Join the ever-popular Peta Mathias – cook, raconteur, traveller, writer, singer, and TV star at a Gala Afternoon Tea and exclusive fundraising event for Featherston Booktown, limited to 50 people. Peta will be doing a … View more
There';s more to look forward to this month with these Booktown events:
Join the ever-popular Peta Mathias – cook, raconteur, traveller, writer, singer, and TV star at a Gala Afternoon Tea and exclusive fundraising event for Featherston Booktown, limited to 50 people. Peta will be doing a cooking demonstration, tasting, and reading from her new book, Eat Your Heart Out: Love Stories from Around the World.
Saturday 11 July from 2:00pm – 4:00pm. The Supper Room in the Anzac Hall, 62 Bell Street, Featherston

On Friday 10 July Elizabeth Knox will be in conversation with broadcaster, writer and chicken fancier, Noelle McCarthy on her internationally bestselling book: The Absolute Book.

Friday, 10 July at 6:00pm The Adam’s Ballroom at Longwood Country Estate, 78 Longwood East Road, South Featherston
Tickets for both events are available at either the Masterton or Martinborough i-SITES. Details here

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