“This year we are polishing the silver and ensuring we create a sophisticated experience for all ticket holders … as we know a 25th anniversary is a rare milestone for a festival to reach.”

Spring - After a winter break and it’s time for change, renewal and to refresh the look of the magazine with the new masthead and design, complemented by the inspiring photography of Esther Bunning and her team.

Historic homestead gardens, small town gardens and rambling country gardens feature in this November’s Wairarapa Garden Tour, an annual fundraiser for Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre.

All eyes will be skyward come February 2017 for the biennial Wings Over Wairarapa Air Festival being held at Masterton’s Hood Aerodrome.

Following their sell-out tour of the South Island earlier this year, the music/theatre/comedy show ‘Sons of a Bitch & Mel Parsons’ will be gracing woolshed stages throughout the North Island this October to November and will be performing various dates in the Wairarapa.

Murdoch James Estate is celebrating its 30th year as a Martinborough wine producer by winning gold medals and a trophy at two prestigious competitions in London.

Visitors to this year’s popular Carterton Daffodil Festival will be full of the joys of spring thanks to a diverse programme.

Come January 2017, the world’s greatest minds on the subject of Pinot Noir will descend upon Wellington’s waterfront for a three-day extravaganza celebrating the red grape variety, and extraordinary wines made from it, here in New Zealand.

A campaign created to inspire out-of-towners to enjoy a winter break in the Wairarapa has been hailed as a huge success by Destination Wairarapa, the regional tourism organisation.

Cindy Marriott’s exciting new brand – NZ Farm Girl - is as homegrown as it gets, hailing from Tinui, deep in the Wairarapa countryside.

Spruced up, with refreshed menus and different faces at the helm, three of the town’s top restaurants offer a new look this season.

One of the Wairarapa’s oldest pubs is back in business with a new team at the helm.