Autumn 2017

Twelve stunning Gottfried Lindauer portraits of Wairarapa rangatira will be at the heart of an ambitious new exhibition – ‘Te marae o Rongotaketake - Redressing our Kahungunu History’. The exhibition will  explore the past, present future of the Wairarapa iwi Ngaiti Kahungunu, and is due to open in April this year.

In the bustle of Martinborough’s township, full of choice offerings from local café’s, unique items from boutique shops, the buzz and busyness of cycle tours and the many personable cellar doors open to the public, one might think that there is very little left to offer the discerning visitor.

More than half a century ago an energetic group of local businessmen set up a trust in order to plan a magnificent lake for the inland town of Masterton. Following decades of hard work and dedication carried out by many individuals, their vision became a reality. It took over 70 people to provide text, photos and artworks to create a community anthology about Henley Lake, steered by a persistent person at the helm.