Winter 2017

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Given the fact that the year the cover photo was taken I was a pregnant hippie with baby brain, I could be forgiven for not remembering this particular AB’s tour (or any at all for that matter!), however as soon as I saw this image I thought Sid .. that’s Sid Going, the man! Iconic!!

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Hard on the Heels: June 3rd to July 9th 

An acclaimed photography exhibition by leading New Zealand photojournalist Peter Bush is being held at Aratoi - Wairarapa Museum of Art and History in Masterton. 

 

Reds, Whites & Brews Festival: June 27th – July 4th

The wine village of Martinborough will welcome visitors in a charming way. Over 30 local businesses will come together to offer accommodation specials, unique activities that celebrate local wine and heartland rugby, restaurants will offer menus with wine and craft beer matchings.

 

Rugby Yarns with The Lion, The All Black and The Ref: June 28th 

This special dinner to be held at the Copthorne Hotel & Resort Solway Park in Masterton features guest speakers former All Black player, coach and selector Sir Brian Lochore, former Lions player John Jeffrey and French rugby referee Romain Poite. 

 

Community screening of Lions Games: June 27th and July 1st 

There will be a screening of the Lions v Hurricanes game and the Lions v All Blacks game on the big screen in Masterton’s War Memorial Stadium. 

 

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A friendly army of red-coated Lions rugby tour supporters is expected in Martinborough. They will be treated to a Reds, Whites & Brews Festival to celebrate local menus matched with local red and white wines, and regional craft beer. 

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“There’s fear in their eyes,” says Peter Bush as he recalls his powerful photograph taken of the All Blacks in Belfast, in 1972/73. There had been a threat that one player from each team would be shot and as they walked onto the field at Ravenhill, armed soldiers with guns flanked them. Ready.

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If you want happy pigs, you need to treat them with respect, says Longbush Pork farmer Naya Brangenberg.

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Not only are there several activities planned to celebrate all things to do with rugby for both locals and visitors, but many are designed to celebrate the Wairarapa’s proud and rich rugby history and its position as one of new Zealand’s top wine and food destinations.

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Resident Artist Karl Perigo MC’s and sings in Operatunity’s 2017 tour of New Zealand and will be entertaining the crowds when they perform over the coming months at the Carterton Events Centre.

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The work of William Mason, arguably the most important wallpaper designer and manufacturer in New Zealand history, is being brought back to life in a small Wairarapa wine village.

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Move over Cinderella’s glass slipper… Greytown’s Schoc Chocolate studio has created a beautiful size 7 stiletto, out of chocolate!

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Keeping the flocks of the region’s lifestyle blocks well-shorn has been Peter Vallance’s business for almost 20 years. Born and bred in the Wairarapa, Peter Vallance got the idea for his mobile Che-Baa-Ber shearing trailer from the UK.

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Architect Nick Bevin with his family’s “permanent tent” in the Tararua foothills. An architect who likes to escape the rat race has built what he describes as a “permanent tent” in a secluded clearing off Carterton’s Norfolk Road.

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Emma Snelgrove is the latest in her family to join Tranzit Coachlines, the Masterton based company which operates nationally and has been going for over 90 years. By Katie Farman.