Spring - After a winter break and it’s time for change, renewal and to refresh the look of the magazine with the new masthead and design, complemented by the inspiring photography of Esther Bunning and her team.

Historic homestead gardens, small town gardens and rambling country gardens feature in this November’s Wairarapa Garden Tour, an annual fundraiser for Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre.

“This year we are polishing the silver and ensuring we create a sophisticated experience for all ticket holders … as we know a 25th anniversary is a rare milestone for a festival to reach.”

All eyes will be skyward come February 2017 for the biennial Wings Over Wairarapa Air Festival being held at Masterton’s Hood Aerodrome.

Following their sell-out tour of the South Island earlier this year, the music/theatre/comedy show ‘Sons of a Bitch & Mel Parsons’ will be gracing woolshed stages throughout the North Island this October to November and will be performing various dates in the Wairarapa.

Murdoch James Estate is celebrating its 30th year as a Martinborough wine producer by winning gold medals and a trophy at two prestigious competitions in London.

Visitors to this year’s popular Carterton Daffodil Festival will be full of the joys of spring thanks to a diverse programme.