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.
FRIDAY 9th DECEMBER 2016 - We have delivered 7000+ copies of the magazine over the last four days in and around the Wairarapa. Another 1000 copies have been delivered to our distributors in Wellington city which covers over 30 locations and venues.
With a print run of 10,000 there's plenty of copies to last the summer season. The response to the new issue has been brilliant, so a big shout out to everyone for their support and loyalty as we go into our 11th year of publishing.
Off the Grid, In the Sun, By the Water
It’s well known that pitching the tent or parking up the caravan is best done next to water, so Wairarapa’s abundance of beaches and riverbanks will see campers flocking here again this summer for sure.
It’s not every day one takes over the running of a brewery, let alone two! But that’s exactly what Nick Rogers and his partner Rosie Broughton have done.
Gregory Williams has landed in Greytown, and it’s a good feeling. After years of global commuting, untold hours spent in airport lounges, and “ridiculous” 6am to 1am working days promoting luxury wines and champagnes across the globe, he’s excited to call Wairarapa home. Anne Taylor caught up with him over a glass of top notch rosé.
Fancy fresh trout for breakfast? No problem… take a few steps from your colourful gypsy caravan and catch it yourself in the river. Or luxuriate in a sumptuous tent with ensuite bathroom (yes that’s right) in peace and quiet miles from anyone. This is glamour camping – glamping – and the Wairarapa could have been designed for it. Susan McLeary explains.
Nearly two years ago, French hairdresser Pierce Boyle was holidaying with his family in Martinborough. Seeing an attractive heritage building, his mother-in-law said ‘I can see you in that place’. Susan McLeary continues his story.
Marvin and Juliet Guerrero are bringing a little slice of Latin America to Carterton with their cute and colourful Casita Flora Homestay. And it’s only the start of a grand plan to connect Kiwis with the best produce Marvin’s homeland of Honduras has to offer. By Anne Taylor.
At 73, Neil McCallum is into his third career. Karl du Fresne talks to a former Martinborough winemaker who has found a new passion in life.
Paula Petrie ran a marathon in Antarctica earlier this year, so how hard could it be to shift Merino Kids’ Australasian warehousing and distribution operations from Auckland to Greytown? With her dynamic local team behind her, she says everything’s possible. She told Anne Taylor all about it over a herbal tea.
An international men’s cycling team made up of riders who have Type 1 diabetes has been confirmed to compete in January’s five-stage New Zealand Cycle Classic, the only Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) sanctioned stage race to be held in New Zealand in 2017.
Going for a walk on Christmas Day usually means a stroll around the garden before tucking into the pavlova. But what if you were looking for something more challenging?