Issue#40 - It’s hard to believe it’s been ten years since we started the magazine and my thanks and appreciation go to the advertisers, contributors and readers who have supported us over the years. There have been ups and downs, like any other business, but we continue to publish and with the variety of interesting people andplaces, we will never be short of things to write about.

Over the past ten years I have seen the region change so much, and the people moving here are bringing with them creativity, knowledge and experience that they are using to establish some exciting businesses that we profile in this issue.

Check out the Events page and be sure to bookmark your calendar, as there are several events taking place over the next few months that are suitable for all ages.

Thanks to Esther Bunning and her team for the fantastic cover shot for the Wedding Guide issue, which showcases the region’s best venues, caterers, photographers, hair and beauty specialists. Wairarapa is an unforgettable place for a wedding.

The next issue will be coming out in September (Spring #41) as I am going to take a break over the winter period. I hope you enjoy the magazine and see you in Spring, cheers Raewyn.