70 days ago

Despite predicted bad weather, great times were had at Toast

Piers Fuller Reporter from News of Wairarapa

Toast Martinborough General Manager Anna Nielson said the 2019 event would be remembered as the best yet.
“Even though the weather leading up to the day had me a little nervous, we had all the ingredients to make a great day – people were dressed to impress, some great wine was drunk, incredible food was eaten, and no matter what vineyard people were at, they were entertained by a fantastic line up of music acts.”
Ms Nielson said the biggest highlight of the day was fantastic feedback on the food and wine.
“Everyone was thinking pink today and really enjoyed the range of Rosé on offer in particular, but it was also great to see people trying varieties new to them, and older vintages as well.
“The bar also continues to be raised on the food front. We had 14 restaurants and caterers at Toast this year offering everything from freshly shucked oysters and whitebait fritters to fire pit paella, lamb on a spit, and gourmet doughnuts and ice cream. It’s safe to say no one went home hungry!”
Behind the scenes everything went without a hitch as well, thanks to months of meticulous planning.
“Attention to detail is everything when managing a multi-site event of this scale – the buses ran seamlessly, vineyards managed the flow of people well, and our cashless payment system, centralised control centre and Toast app all contributed to people not having to worry about a thing.
“In all it was a great day in the vines for everyone and a wonderful wine showcase for the region – whatever the weather!”

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1 day ago

Poll: E-scooters: should they stay or should they go?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

Wellington is in a spin over e-scooters, with the city council receiving nearly 5000 submissions ahead of a decision on whether 800 electric scooters, operated by Uber-owned Jump and local startup Flamingo, will stay on the streets for the duration of an 18-month trial. What do you want to happen to the e-scooters?

E-scooters: should they stay or should they go?
  • 16.9% Keep them, they're great
    16.9% Complete
  • 44.5% Keep them, but with better rules and enforcement
    44.5% Complete
  • 37.1% Get rid of them
    37.1% Complete
  • 1.3% Not sure
    1.3% Complete
  • 0.3% Other (comment below)
    0.3% Complete
798 votes
1 hour ago

What's your view of school uniforms?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

Many parents can't afford them, their children invariably hate them - in is column today, Dave Armstrong asks: why are we still sending kids to school in boring public school uniforms? What's your view?

5 hours ago

Jonny Osborne - Whaitua Te Whanganui-a-Tara Committee

Community Engagement Advisor from Greater Wellington

Kia ora koutou, I am Johnny, a Wellington resident since 2000. I am a member of the Whaitua Te Whanganui-a-Tara Committee tasked with making recommendations to Greater Wellington Regional Council on the future of our coastal and freshwater quality, and how our water is used. Our waterways and all the fish and species that live in them are precious taonga, so we have set out to understand how they are valued and what should be done to provide the future we want for our water.
We want to work with you to make our Whaitua more sustainable and healthy so that the future generations can continue to enjoy the many beautiful parks, rivers, streams and beaches of this catchment.

To leave behind a strong legacy, we need to protect the health and mauri of our waterways, which are under pressure due to population and land development. We need to fix our waste and stormwater infrastructure. These are big changes, and needs to reflect our communities’ views informed by good evidence and information.

Connect with us to talk about what we can do together. You can reach us at whaitua@gw.govt.nz. To see what we have been doing visit our Facebook page (www.facebook.com...), and to share what you value about our water and your solutions have your say (www.haveyoursay.gw.gov.nz...)