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2 days ago

New FREE day for you to attend GOLDEN SHEARS !

Masterton & Martinborough i-SITE Visitor Centres

Not long now till Golden Shears, the world's premier shearing & wool handling . The 60th championship is going to be an action-packed 4 days in March as the best sheep shearers, wool pressers & wool handlers put it all on the line ! NEW this year is an extra day of competition and … View moreNot long now till Golden Shears, the world's premier shearing & wool handling . The 60th championship is going to be an action-packed 4 days in March as the best sheep shearers, wool pressers & wool handlers put it all on the line ! NEW this year is an extra day of competition and that day (4th March) is FREE - come and see the action, there's no entrance charge! We love his new day (thanks Trust House!)
.Find out more all about Golden Shears Wed 4th, Thurs 5th, Fri 6th & Sat 7th March here

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3 days ago

Visit Fernside Garden this weekend!

Pixie from Masterton & Martinborough i-SITE Visitor Centres

For two days only, you can visit one of New Zealand’s most beautiful and historic gardens. This weekend - 5th/16th Feb. A wonderful day out for garden enthusiasts and lovers of historical places. Don't miss out - Get your tickets now! for more information click on the link below

5 days ago

Booktown event - Sophie Cunningham

Masterton & Martinborough i-SITE Visitor Centres

Don't miss renowned Australian author of 'City of Trees' Sophie Cunningham at this special Booktown event Thurs 27th Feb at the Royal Hotel 7.30pm. In these moving, thought-provoking essays Sophie Cunningham considers the meaning of trees and our love of them. . We're most … View moreDon't miss renowned Australian author of 'City of Trees' Sophie Cunningham at this special Booktown event Thurs 27th Feb at the Royal Hotel 7.30pm. In these moving, thought-provoking essays Sophie Cunningham considers the meaning of trees and our love of them. . We're most fortunate to have this event here in the region thanks Booktown! - In association with New Zealand Festival of the Arts Writers Programme. Tickets available at our i-SITEs or online

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18 days ago

Fabulous week of free workshops at Pukaha coming up.

Pixie from Masterton & Martinborough i-SITE Visitor Centres

To honour Waitangi Day Pūkaha are running a series of free, fun workshops (wānanga) where you can learn how to harvest and weave harakeke (flax).
Workshops run Mon 3 Feb - 7 Feb (including Waitangi Day).
Morning wānanga: 10.30am -12.30pm Afternoon wānanga 1.00pm - 3.00pm
The first hour … View more
To honour Waitangi Day Pūkaha are running a series of free, fun workshops (wānanga) where you can learn how to harvest and weave harakeke (flax).
Workshops run Mon 3 Feb - 7 Feb (including Waitangi Day).
Morning wānanga: 10.30am -12.30pm Afternoon wānanga 1.00pm - 3.00pm
The first hour includes a hikoi to Pūkaha's wetlands to learn about harakeke tikanga and sustainable harvesting, followed by hands-on learning to weave your own harkakeke tuna (fish) to take home. Give them a call to book first in first served! 06 375 8004.

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18 days ago

Waitangi day fun!

Pixie from Masterton & Martinborough i-SITE Visitor Centres

Get your family and friends together, pack a picnic and head to the Tauherenikau races. With live music, free kids entertainment and exciting racing action its a recipe for a great day out. Food trucks on site too.
Gates are open from 10am.

20 days ago

Come celebrate Waitangi day with us!

Pixie from Masterton & Martinborough i-SITE Visitor Centres

With 2020 headliners Herbs Acoustic supported by Maisey Rika and other local acts, who wouldn't want to relax, unwind and enjoy Waifest at Queen Elizabeth Park. This year marking the 180th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty.
Fantastic day out for all the family to enjoy. Live … View more
With 2020 headliners Herbs Acoustic supported by Maisey Rika and other local acts, who wouldn't want to relax, unwind and enjoy Waifest at Queen Elizabeth Park. This year marking the 180th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty.
Fantastic day out for all the family to enjoy. Live entertainment, art, food stalls, storytelling and history.

Free admission. Starting at 10am on Thursday, 6 February 2020.

An opportunity for people of all cultures to explore what Waitangi Day means and celebrate our Tangata Whenau, the people and our beautiful region.

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20 days ago

It's that time again!

Pixie from Masterton & Martinborough i-SITE Visitor Centres

Martinborough Fair is on this Saturday 1st Feb 8am -4pm! Something for everyone with over 400 exhibitors it is the place to be to find top quality NZ-made crafts, clothing, great food and music too See you there.

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26 days ago

The Wairarapa Country Music Festival is this weekend! 24-26 January 2020.

Pixie from Masterton & Martinborough i-SITE Visitor Centres

Wow, a not to be missed weekend full of fun and entertainment at one of the best Country Music weekends in NZ. Where - The Tauherenikau Racecourse. A 3 day extravaganza with a great line-up of musical talent including the Warratahs!
On Saturday 25th the prestige classic car rally, Cruise … View more
Wow, a not to be missed weekend full of fun and entertainment at one of the best Country Music weekends in NZ. Where - The Tauherenikau Racecourse. A 3 day extravaganza with a great line-up of musical talent including the Warratahs!
On Saturday 25th the prestige classic car rally, Cruise Martinborough, will be at the Festival too between 1.30 - 5.30pm. You will have the chance to see hundreds of classic and muscle cars while enjoying our afternoon show. The rally brings together the best classic and muscle cars all in one place with lots of opportunities to get up close and personal with these magnificent machines.There'll be plenty of good food and drink too ...then stay on for the main acts from 5.30pm.
Get you tickets now on Eventfinda or pop into the Masterton or Martinborough i-SITE.

25 days ago

Great locals rate for Pūkaha - perfect for you before schools goes back!

Masterton & Martinborough i-SITE Visitor Centres

If you live in either Tararua or Wairarapa (from Norsewood to Featherston), just take in your proof of address to claim 50% off your entrance ticket.
And if you've got visitors - take them to Pūkaha and you can enter for free! Neat deal - on offer all the time! Remember too Pūkaha is … View more
If you live in either Tararua or Wairarapa (from Norsewood to Featherston), just take in your proof of address to claim 50% off your entrance ticket.
And if you've got visitors - take them to Pūkaha and you can enter for free! Neat deal - on offer all the time! Remember too Pūkaha is open every day till 6pm. Great family fun.

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29 days ago

Best viewing today is in Masterton - last day of the NZ Cycle Classic

Masterton & Martinborough i-SITE Visitor Centres

Heaps of ways to join in today and chances to win great prizes too. 12 fast laps go past Mitre 10 Mega - head there for the action and join in the fun.

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30 days ago

Admiral Hill - what a climb today on the NZ Cycle Classic!

Masterton & Martinborough i-SITE Visitor Centres

Today's racing is Masterton - Te Wharau - Admiral Hill - what is known as the 'Queen Stage' The hardest stage! 175 km of hill climbing today - get to Admiral Hill to see the riders slug it out. Prizes to be won - get involved see here.

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31 days ago

Don't miss 9 fast laps of Martinborough Square in the Cycle Race today (Friday)

Masterton & Martinborough i-SITE Visitor Centres

Super exciting racing today with laps of vineyard and the Square! One of the favourite stages on the tour with what is often a sprint bunch finish
. Be in position from about 11.00am. See how to get involved here - there are prizes to be won!

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32 days ago

Telescopes & Stargazing - Friday & Saturday evenings at Stonehenge Aotearoa

Masterton & Martinborough i-SITE Visitor Centres

Learn about New Zealand's unique night sky and legends - fascinating sessions each Fri & Sat night (till end of Feb) from 8pm.
Look through their telescopes and enjoy the famous dark night sky in Wairarapa. Peer into the depths of the Universe, learn about black holes, the lives of the … View more
Learn about New Zealand's unique night sky and legends - fascinating sessions each Fri & Sat night (till end of Feb) from 8pm.
Look through their telescopes and enjoy the famous dark night sky in Wairarapa. Peer into the depths of the Universe, learn about black holes, the lives of the stars, life in the Cosmos, rockets, spaceflight and all things space. Kids just $5 Adults $15 (plus fees). Book with us at either the Masterton or Martinborough Visitor i-SITE Centres.

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32 days ago

TOP TIP - Best viewing today for Stage 2 of the NZ Cycle Classic (Thurs 16)

Masterton & Martinborough i-SITE Visitor Centres

Today's racing in the top level cycle race is the Masterton - Gladstone circuit and back to Masterton.Three laps of the Gladstone Circuit means 3x to see the action.Best viewing will be at the Gladstone Inn or Gladstone Vineyard for sprint stages or get to the top of Millars Road to watch the … View moreToday's racing in the top level cycle race is the Masterton - Gladstone circuit and back to Masterton.Three laps of the Gladstone Circuit means 3x to see the action.Best viewing will be at the Gladstone Inn or Gladstone Vineyard for sprint stages or get to the top of Millars Road to watch the King of the Mountain stage.
Be there from about 10.15am

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