Top tip here for school holiday fun - down on the farm day at Cobblestones Saturday 3 October Ride the Fire Engine from the Town Hall or stroll down to Cobblestones at 169 Main Street, Greytown. Meet lambs and chickens as well as experience some of the ways our early settlers’ celebrated spring. See washer women showing you how our pioneers washed their clothes, try your hand at old fashioned crafts and games. See spinners in the woolshed and make a mini sheep with some of the wool. Try your hand at milking
the model cow. To help celebrate spring there will be a display of beautiful locally grown flowers from Van der Put Flowers of Greytown with gorgeous Victorian posies and other flowers to buy.
Spot the early settlers walking around in costume.
Cobblestones’ famous Devonshire teas (and coffees) will be available as well as BBQ sausages and other goodies. . A great day out to keep everyone enjoying school holidays. Entry is by donation s. Open from 10am until 4pm with the activities from 11am until 3pm
I loved talking to Courtney Mason about how she and her husband ben bought their first home. It really offers a lot of hope for folks who might be looking at the property market and wondering what on earth is happening out there these days.
Courtney and Ben were tenacious and bold, and now they're living happily in their Hawke's Bay home.
Have a read and see how they did it, and while you're at it have a listen to our third episode of First Rung, the podcast for first home buyers for a little more inspiration.
Halloween can be a fun way to connect with your community. But naturally not all homes in New Zealand will get involved.
If your house is open to trick or treaters this weekend, or if you know of some popular, local streets for trick or treating, please share these below.
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