Winter 2017

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Tucked away in a quiet Featherston street, Chris Adams creates unique pieces of jewellery. The precision of his soldering flame is echoed in the delicacy of his rings, necklaces and custom-made pieces he designs and creates. Susan McLeary reports.

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Rachel Priestly, owner and creator of The Prodigal Daughter and the terrific La Pancetta restaurant in Greytown, won one of eight category awards at the recent inaugural Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards 2017.

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Storytelling is king at Stonehenge Aotearoa.  Leading astronomer Richard Hall is passionate about bringing the old stories back to life and sharing his passion for the stars to those who visit the full-scale working adaptation of Stonehenge in England, but built on the rolling hills in the Wairarapa countryside, a 10 minute drive from Carterton.

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Martinborough has changed beyond recognition since veterinarian Liz Hancock arrived in the late 1970s, but her enjoyment of being “an everything vet” has not. Susan McLeary reports as Liz looks back after retiring.

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Marc Soper, executive chef at Wharekauhau Lodge in South Wairarapa, has been named in the newly formed NZChefs’ High Performance Squad.

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WBS Martinborough FC Senior team kicked off for the first time this season - it’s already had some success on the field.

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Get stuck in and try some of the 100+ events on offer during this winter’s annual VISA Wellington on a Plate culinary festival which features everything from hands-on classes to banquets, pop-ups to street eats.

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The scaffolding surrounding Featherston’s Royal Hotel has gone ... gone? ... (well almost gone) and the gracious building is about to reveal her Victorian style again. Owners Rob Allen and Janelle Harrington couldn’t be prouder.

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Every month, Wairarapa Word hosts an afternoon with a writer on the first Sunday at 3pm. The year 2017 promises to offer something for everyone. 

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As the only upcycled Fashion Awards event in New Zealand, the goal of The Oversew campaign is to promote upcycled fashion with zero wastage. It celebrates talented, aspiring designers who recreate, revamp and redesign pre-loved clothing into sustainable fashion garments.

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A new initiative to fuel Wairarapa children with real food and to make life more convenient for parents has launched in Masterton.

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