Summer 2018

In the Wairarapa we are lucky to have so many places where we can spread out a picnic rug and open the chilly bin. Here’s a small sample of picnic spots by Katherine Robinson.

Celebrating Kiwi family food – and reviving it with a modern twist – ex-Wairarapa boy, Al Brown shares two favourite recipes from his latest cookbook, Eat Up New Zealand.

By Simon Burt

Short practical courses in subjects such as quad bike riding, fence repair and chainsaw safety are becoming increasingly popular at Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre’s Wairarapa campus located in northern Carterton.

Amelia Walsh wanted a shop that was about more than just selling things: “I wanted to create a community, one where artists and crafters are closely involved with the business, customers, and each other.” That’s just what’s happening at her fresh new venture Canary & Co. Collective, at the north end of Greytown. Story and photo by Anne Taylor.

Paua definitely wears its beauty on the inside. Its flesh is a delicacy, while the iridescent shell has been the stuff of both high art and kitsch.

Cabins, campsites and a taste of adventure are on offer at Waimeha Camping Village near Ngawi.

A remarkable piece of the Wairarapa’s history made a trip home in February after a 60-year absence.