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!!

Wairarapa is rolling out the welcome mat to British and Irish Lions‘ supporters travelling through the region this winter.

As such this issue has a special collection of stories relating to the great game of rugby, and outlines how our community has come together, to work in a collaborative way, to celebrate the 2017 DHL Lions’ Series with a selection of exhibitions, festivals and various events across the region.

We also profile local creatives, each making their own mark in the world of architecture, design, song, dance and jewellery.

Stay warm and keep the home fires burning and I hope you enjoy this issue. Cheers Raewyn.