Predictions are for a hot summer here in the Wairarapa. There’s just so much going on over the next few months - the NZ Cycle Classic and Huri Huri Bike Festival, the Martinborough Fairs, Toe Tapping fun with the Topp Twins at the Country Music Festival, the A & P Show, Golden Shears, Round the Vines and the Wairarapa Harvest Festival - so be sure to mark your calendar.

In this issue we profile lots of interesting people who have made the Wairarapa their home, bringing with them a wealth of talent, knowledge and expertise.

The autumn issue, due out in March, will have a special Wedding Section to coincide with the Wellington Wedding Show, featuring venues, menus, hair and beauty specialists, photographers and services, making our region the ideal place for an unforgettable wedding.

A special thanks to all the advertisers, contributors and readers, for your continued support and loyalty as we go into our 11th year of publication.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year - enjoy your summer and see you in autumn, cheers Raewyn.